Fear over fact

This column discusses the ways in which police officers’ fears come to have such a strong effect on their behavior, outweighing the actual long-term trend of fewer police fatalities and safer working conditions. The author, an officer, calls for more emphasis on evidenced-based approaches “that will appropriately train our officers to be aware, prepared, and ready, instead of using biased, anecdotal war-storytelling methods that–unintentionally or not–create an us-or-them mentality.”

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One Response to “Fear over fact”

  1. Gunther Says:

    There was a film about an organization called Cop Watch Berkeley where one Cop Watch member said that cops are paranoids when it comes to dealing with people. This article seems to reinforce the Cop Watch person’s observation.

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