Life should be more important than this. I don’t know why our police don’t have shields or other forms of protection than just a handgun. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail… except all they have is their voice and a gun and people aren’t nails.

Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language via


You shouldn’t expect to die when dealing with another person, whoever they are.

The police need alternatives to respond with. I don’t blame the State Trooper here. He had limited resources and a VERY limited set of options he was allowed to respond with.

It’s systemic. If you should expect to die when dealing with law enforcement, then there’s a problem with the way we do law enforcement.


I’m not saying we should replace guns with bananas here either, by the way. But I know that *I’d* rather walk away with a broken arm and an “oops, sorry dude”, then ceasing to exist.



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