True. But for that to happen there have to be zero people trying to kill police. Surely we cannot ask them to stand peacefully and take a bullet or two? I agree they are out of control and the whole criminal justice system needs to be abandoned and recreated. I agree there is discrimination and unjust killing, mostly of Black people, by police. I think we can fix that situation through cooperation and new laws designed to protect innocent people. We must change it. We must work together Black and white, police and citizens. Too many are killed. But for there to be zero police killings there will still have to be zero people trying to kill police. They aren't trained or paid to stand there and be shot to death.

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.

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