One of the things I find most disheartening about the Ferguson situation is that I see a bunch of folks asking if “this” could happen here.
None of them are talking about whether a cop could shoot a kid down in the street.
I guess we’re just all assuming that could happen. So, let’s jump to the worry about whether people’s rage/grief/fear here could spiral into this kind of chaos. A kind of chaos that might affect all of us.
But I wish we dwelled longer on how to train our cops to deescalate and how to demilitarize their presence.