By and large we like people, we tend to act favorable to those friendly to us. Oh, not everybody; I tend to get overwhelmed myself but that’s my autism. But still for the great majority of us being greeted by a friendly person is disarming.
In short, what say we stop treating the police as the enemy? Something tells me their superiors would just love to be able to take a street officer and ask him just why he had to assault an innocent civilian. They’re supposed to save that crap for the bad guys, not inflict it on Joe Citizen. Again it won’t work in every case, but then you may likely get allies from among the police. And when you put up your taping of some officer’s acting out see about getting the reaction of other officers to this. A simple “What do you see?” with nothing else could surprise you in the responses you get.
So to keep this short, de-escalate. It’s not just their job it’s yours as well.| ← Previous | | | Next → |