So far this year 18 cops have been gunned down in the line of duty in the USA. Serves as a nasty reminder to people who serve us that they are literally working in a life or death job. As a result the job has tended to attract ex military who can take an overt militaristic approach to law enforcement. Unfortunately because their are way too many guns out there on both sides this feeds into the level of violence as well. Waco begot Oklahoma City for example.
I much prefer the Brit’s Bobby approach with their beat cops unarmed and special armed Bobby units used for really dangerous situations. But this only works if the general population is unarmed as well. As a result the Brits beat cop can afford to be far less militaristic in approach than their USA counterparts. Less violence begets less violence!
And that is all I’m going to say about that.