This may or may not be true. In a country of 310+ million people the evidence presented in this article can be fairly easily dismissed as anecdotal.
Originally Posted by Jetworks
... A disturbed, homeless guy with a knife is a threat, period. Doesn't matter if he is moving away or towards you…
Sound argument except for this part.
This all smacks of the “cops are always bad” vs. “the police are justified in any action they take” arguments. And those argument make my head hurt. Police officers are people. They have been screened and most of them are good people. But some of them are not. That is just human nature.