Here's the 411 on the entire caseThe first few words already upset me. "The mentally ill Vietnamese woman". Summarises the problems with what happens when the media talk about police shootings they always have to paint the victim in a horrible light to make them 'foreign' or 'insane' so that they can somewhat justify their actions rather than focusing on other elements... I don't truly understand what the reasoning behind this all is but it sounds horrific. I'm not going to bring my foreign politics about how I think American Police should deal with things... that never goes down well.
Because US police officer training is designed that way. There's a BBC documentary about racial issues with police- it had a bit about the training officers get, and essentially the biggest message of police training in the US is "always be suspicious that someone will try to kill you, even if they seem innocent/harmless/detained. Overly paranoid = prepared.".. Like literally I'm not exaggerating- that is the mindset they purposely instill as part of their training programme. The public is the enemy.Why is it so difficult to teach officers to only shoot when necessary and never to kill? What’s the point in undergoing strenuous physical training when the reflex action is to shoot point blank at a suspected criminal? So many innocent people lose their lives because of fuck ups like this and it pisses me off.
It's a Reggie Yates documentary. He's made a bunch of documentaries and they're all brilliant. I'm pretty sure he's an ENFP- his recipe is actually immersing himself in the situation, and walking in people's shoes, and he's fantastic at it. At one point he goes into a prison as a guard for a week, and then does a sequel documentary going in as a prisoner.