Taking a Closer Look at the Police ‘Lack of Training’ Argument
Ferguson police try to separate Michael Brown supporters from Ferguson police supporters, outside the Ferguson Police Department and Municipal Court in Ferguson, Missouri, March 15, 2015. News of Sunday’s arrest of suspect Jeffrey Williams in last week’s shooting of two policemen during a protest rally in Ferguson, prompted a show of support for Ferguson’s beleaguered police force. Williams, 20, has admitted to firing the shots that wounded the officers early on Thursday, said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, and told investigators that he was not targeting police but was shooting at someone else. REUTERS/Kate Munsch
Over the past several years, police killings of unarmed minorities has moved to the forefront of mainstream news. The left is pointing fingers at the right and the right is pointing fingers at the left. Some people are crying for tighter gun control laws while others still, argue not enough American citizens are armed to “protect themselves and their property”. After every police shooting that has been reported, one common denominator seems to stick out of the murky waters of politics and that is the training that police have received.