Flipside

This is an addendum to my previous post. I received quite vitriolic responses in gmail to ‘Power to the PEOPLE’. Some thought I was being melodramatic while others accused me of conspiracy mongering.
Honestly, I have no problem with individuals removing themselves from the gene pool. Whether directly or indirectly, their posthumously earned “Darwin Award” is reward to all of humanity. Indeed, our only regret should be that a few of managed to procreate prior to their personal extinction. Passing on a proclivity for violence, stupidity, or willful ignorance should be considered a ‘crime against humanity’!
However, moderating interpersonal exchanges is not a modus operandi for our youth as it should be, instilled by parents no less. Any law enforcement officer knows it is his training & duty that requires just such a practice. Emptying half of a gun’s magazine into an assailant is ridiculously far from moderate. 
Anyone in authority has a solemn duty to act with restraint & judicious caution. Alas, with the untimely demise of Michael Brown, those qualities were sorely lacking. Such officers should be psychologically screened before being given a toy gun!
The last thing we all need is for a ‘ Barney Fife ‘ to be wielding deadly force for it increasingly often is.

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