The level of force used by police, or at least the reporting of it, seems to have increased recently.
Likewise, the shooting of police seems also on the rise.
Does this department teach police to punch, rather than restrain those involved in physical altercations?
With this kind of bad press, I wonder if police department's Public Affairs Officers don't worry that someday, some "cop shooter" will be hailed as a hero in some quarters.
These incidents are undermining the trustworthiness, credibility and effectiveness of the police.
We are winding down the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps it is time to wind down the war on citizens too.