The 'Shoot First' mentality does not work! That is not 'policing' it is 'executing'.
The job of the police is to 'keep the peace' and that often means apprehending people who are resisting being apprehended in a way that does not lead to violence or death.
Last night thousands of angry people rioted and looted and as ugly as it was no one was killed. Not a rioter or a police person. That is because the police were prepared and had the right strategy and did not directly confront looters in close quarters which would have led them to use lethal force.
If Darren Wilson had been a good policeman he would not have confronted an angry young criminal twice his size alone. Wilson should have called for back- up and ended at worst tazing Michael Brown. If there had been a camera on Darren Wilson (as there were on the police during the riots) he would not have ended up killing Michael Brown. He would have waited for re-enforcement and apprehended the unarmed teen alive.
Fact. Wilson should face trial for his horribly aggressive and stupid policing that night versus Michael Brown. Hundreds of police showed proper control and technique while facing thousands of angry law breaking rioters last night. If Darren Wilson had shown the same professionalism Michael Brown would be alive today and the riots would not have happened.
one of the thousand police on the streets last night could have
cornered a dozen looters who would not have surrendered and ended up
shooting them 'in self defense' so to speak. But that would have been
horrible and in fact illegal policing. Fact...