■Class discussion: Are police receiving enough training? Are they getting the right kind of training? Do they need to better learn to defuse tense situations? Do they need to learn how to deal with people with mental disabilities or mental illness? Are police too quick to use heavily armed SWAT teams in situations that could be handled by talking and listening to the citizens involved? Are we asking police officers to do too much? How can the people in the community help police deal with these difficulties? How can police make better use of citizens’ help?
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