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  1. Space cadet says:

    For what little it's worth my older brother became a police officer in our home town in Iowa. Before that he serve two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He said it best himself, that what makes him good at his job isn't his training but his relationships with the townspeople.
    The last time I talked to him was around the time that the first wave of protests after George Floyd's death. He actually told me that he had a lot of sympathy for the protesters that were genuinely protesting the actions of bad cops. He told me that he couldn't express that around his coworkers for fear of being ostracized by them.

  2. Dale Hartley says:

    The US has not been good at converting public anger into political action for a very long time on issues involving the police or guns. So I won’t hold my breath. But as you sited, probably the key is reducing the power of police unions so real reform can become possible. But it would need to be done in such a way the unions willingly give up that power. Which is doable with a little creativity.

  3. Kaiser Basileus says:

    The people punished for torturing prisoners were trained, taught, told, and paid to do so. Fuck your apologetics. They are not bad actors when they're all over the place all the time, the problem is systematic and respecting systems is exacerbating it. So long as governmental fundamentals are wrong, and they're very very wrong, everything that follows is increasingly bad.

  4. Kaiser Basileus says:

    The first problem with police is that they're not defending the will or good of the people. Let's start with that. As long as cops defend corrupt laws and a corrupt system, the police are corrupt, and that's precisely where we are today.

  5. Mike Brzuski says:

    When you are born and your parents registered your birth, your government created and issued a birth certificate and gave you a copy.  The birth certificate you received is in fact a BOND(age) certificate that enabled the creation of a private TRUST that you are the sole beneficiary of.  These bonds are traded on the stock exchange and treasury throughout your lifetime, with vast amounts of funds available within them.  The same applies to your national insurance – both are 8 digit account numbers to your secret hidden Trust.

    The capitalized NAME that appears on the birth certificate lowers your status to slave and converts you, the flesh/blood man/woman, into a CORPORATION ("corp" = dead" "oration" = speaking).  This is a fictional or “legal” NAME that the government (corporation) can then use to contract with you since the dead cannot speak to the living and no corporation can contract with a flesh/blood man/woman. A maxim in law is “he who creates owns”.  Therefore, your Government OWNS you, you are officially and unlawfully government property via deception and fraud and this is an act of non-consensual coercion.  What are you going to do know that you have this information?????

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  6. David Johnson says:

    Sooo … your saying that the corruption of American police departments and the political system that defends their murderous officers and those that cover up for them, is yet another of the very, very long list of reasons that those of us who do not live in America … wont. It is a completely failed empire; Completely corrupt at the top, and a wall of intimidation and force on everyone at the bottom. History is riddled with examples where a society that once was good, slides into chaos and eventually disappears. America will do the same.

  7. Reinis Bērziņš says:

    This video misses the main difference which causes the higher police killings in USA (civilians killed by police and vice versa): gun ownership per capita in USA is 16 times greater than in Spain (and if you discount hunting weapons, the difference is even greater). Police officer in the USA just expects the person to carry a gun and possibly even use it against the officer, whereas the Spanish officer would most likely be attacked by a pocket knife or fists instead.

  8. FFL says:

    A union does not have to be a negative. But governments need to create an atmosphere conducive to constructive cooperation in order to turn unions into a positive.

  9. ERS says:

    Some mistakes in this video.

    1 – Assuming all veterans have war problems. Not all vets serve in actual combat even during war it is possible to get non-combat assignments.

    2 – Less training for police in America has been due to budget cuts over many years.

    3 – Not enough in depth regarding differences between military and civilian justice plus incorrect assumption military justice is 100% better and flawless.

    4 – Spain the best police force? Why do lists of the top police forces in the world NOT have Spain on their lists? Japan tops the last list I have seen followed by the NYPD. There are other European nations in the top 10, none are Spain.

    5 – Reform the police is not the issue being pushed by the protests, defund and eliminate the police is what they want.

  10. Jess Tiss says:

    You forgot the part about how the CIA planted the drugs and guns in inner city areas leading to the "drug wars" of the 80s. And how US cops do have to write reports but look at how consistently they're caught LYING. Easy to validate with just the recent high profile cases.

  11. Victor Montoya says:

    Military veterans who become cops are not the problem like they make it seem. We have this thing called rules of engagement. Meaning we can't just shoot someone, even if they're carrying weapons. Most officers who kill civilians are NOT military veterans.

  12. Greg Coste says:

    Nice try, but you have overthought this problem .. post the 1964 civil rights legislation, President Lyndon Johnson and J. Edger Hoover (the devil himself) solved this problem within 3 years. You touched on it that George Floyd's executioner calculated little risk to his employment and freedom from killing Floyd. Police killings are extralegal solutions that they (the police) find convenient/necessary to their life/reputation on the street (for good and bad reasons). Lynching/extralegal killings all but disappeared post the 1964 civil rights act (save for a single incident in 1981 and another single incident in 1998). The US justice department made it a point to investigate ANY jurisdiction for civil rights violations around lynching/intimidation actions. It is a felony to lie to a Federal agent investigating a crime and many perjury convictions were the result. You can lose your job by filing a false incident report, but you will never work in law enforcement again if you have a (perjury) felony. The Blue Wall fell and word quickly spread that lying/covering up this crime should expect no corroboration from the Blue Wall. Therefore Lynchings (and it's ilk) was no longer a tool for extralegal executions. In 2014 at the time of the Ferguson/Brown execution, there were roughly 2500 killings the prior year; in 2019 that count was just over 1100. 1100 divided by 50 (states) equals 22 (on average) per state. When there are these civil/racial explosions the President (of the USA) promises that his Justice dept will investigate the (one) incident for Federal crimes (civil rights violations) to calm the problem and restore the peace. Why not investigate ALL Police executions with the power of perjury to drop the Blue Wall and render this Police tactic/solution inert. Every State has an FBI office, every state has a Federally funded Civil Rights office. ALL LIVES MATTER .. all terminations of life by the Police should be investigated, no matter the race. The numbers are manageable, the results in history clear; Justice for all, ALL LIVES MATTER

  13. CAP198462 says:

    It was the North Hollywood event that really, in my opinion started the chain of errors. That one event in seemingly Anytown, USA shocked police across the country into taking advantage of the military surplus they could buy. That was followed by PMC’s offering military style training to police agencies, often made up of as noted in the video, people without the same level of training that an us army infantryman has. Any fix has to address this.

  14. ANDLE says:

    As long as guns are still a thing, America will always have this issue with police violence. Want to prevent cops from pulling out guns on citizens? Remove the rights to own guns.

  15. Pavel Kostov says:

    I’ve noticed that quite often the headlines shown on the screen and the narration have discrepancies. In this episode the headline reads $50M and the narrator said $5M. That’s rather annoying as u start thinking what else might be unintentionally misrepresented and to what extend.

  16. M S says:

    I hope American, and police force, do not run for training to Israel, they do not teach right thing, also hope american people and police force start have great relationship. like old days, and, give real respect for police force, when keep themselves , in harms way, to give peace for rest of us , one bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch

  17. Samuel Wakefield says:

    I'd argue though Europe has better gun control than we do like we have the most guns per capita in the US than any other developed country. You want to reduce violence? Have better gun control.

  18. Akash Chandra says:

    In India, the rule is simple.
    If the traffic police pulls you over for violating traffic rules, you assault the sergeant or constable and get away.
    If you're in the police station in custody, the police can beat you to death.

  19. w0t3rdog says:

    US cops start testing their equipment on themselves:

    Cop1: man that stun baton to the nads really hurt!
    Cop2: I heard they got some .50 cals from the national guard for tomorrow!

    What I find interesting is how hostile USA is to workers unions in general, but then having police unions this powerfull

  20. VonVirus says:

    US military respects institutions, that’s why Trump sanctioned ICC for investigating US war crimes. Also I don’t think that Franco was outstanding in Europe taking into consideration Warsaw’s Pact countries and their interventions.

  21. The .Monolith says:

    The other major difference that the narrator left out is that the United States is driven by a pure profit motive courtesy of the firearms industry.

    There is no desire to institute less lethal procedures when there is money to be made through violence outcomes and filling up prison systems.

  22. Extremeredfox says:

    1. For the US military, depending on the crime and who did it determines if it gets swept under the rug. Sadly, there's a lot that does, people just don't know about it, b/c of the way the military handles these matters.
    2. To tackle the problem with police in the US you have to address it at the state level as much of that jurisdiction is under the state and not necessarily the federal govt. Police unions are more an issue in northern, and western states, and not so much in the southern states b/c those states are generally more antiunion. Regardless, the laws needs to be generated on the STATE level so that equal application of the law and it's penalties apply to EVERYONE and special privilege's not be provided b/c someone is a part of a powerful police union.
    3. It's generally considered excessive force to provide a knee restraint to the back of the neck, if the suspect is handcuffed.
    4. Experts in all camps would be astonished if the officer performing the knee restraint in the Floyd case gets off as the charges will be very difficult for him to get out of.
    5. Escalation protocols are done better in some departments, and some states more than others. It would be great if State governments could implement that type of training and policy across the board, and as much as I'd love for that to be the case unfortunately the constitution is pretty clear that this would have to be done by the state unless we're going to ratify the 10th amendment.
    6. Much of what has been mentioned is implemented by several police departments in the USA today.

    Solutions that are more viable are…

    1. Banning no knock warrants to be executed by plain clothes police officers.

    2. Exclusively using plain clothes police officers for strictly undercover work and not standard civilian based work done by uniformed police officers.

    3. If a police officer’s turns off their body camera before engaging in an event and a shooting or tragedy occurs the officers involved will automatically be charged with obstruction of justice with a higher penalty since they are govt officials.

    4. If a chokehold is performed and a potential suspect die or is severely harmed, the officer involved is to be charged with aggravated assault or manslaughter charges at the least. In the court of law, the officer would have to prove in front of a jury that his actions were an entirely justified as a last resort technique.

    5. If such a chokehold, kneeling on the neck, etc. is performed on a suspect that is handcuffed this is an automatic felony aggravated assault charge against the officer involved.

    6. If police execute a no knock warrants and an innocent by stander gets killed as result of the officer discharging their weapon, that's an automatic charge of negligent homicide.

    7. If district attorneys and other police departments, officers, agents, etc. Don’t follow appropriate police protocol or falsify any document that's an immediate obstruction of justice charge with an automatic max penalty, if convicted. If convicted, they are to be barred for no less than 20 years as a state, county, or city government employee associated in both the justice and law enforcement department.

    8. When police arrive on sight, or performing a traffic violation they should briefly explain what’s going on and what’s expected. They should even provide adequate warning and the potential consequences that may occur if the individual involved doesn’t comply. This will establish expectations between officer and suspect and hopefully encourage more cooperation.

    9. To follow up the spirit of point 8, if police draw their guns they should (within practical reasons) give a verbal warning that if the suspect does desist from aggressive advancement, or does not drop their weapon they will be fired upon. Also, if practical, it’s great for an officer to explain to a suspect why their gun is drawn. This will hopefully clear up misunderstandings and deescalate the situation.

    10. Increase the police pay, as many are underpaid and overwork. This will encourage more citizens to become officers, and decrease the amount of stress that officers have to endure. It also will keep those more skilled and effective in their work in the field longer as they’re properly compensated, which will discourage laziness.

  23. BudG says:

    Never mind body-cams for police,and the inevitability of them being 'off' at the crucial moment.
    They should incorporate cameras onto ALL police firearms. Added to this the firearms should be inoperable
    if the camera is disabled!
    Maybe then not so many people would be murdered!!!

  24. 100domathon says:

    The US has done many war crimes in Afghanistan and never been held accountable when you mentioned the US Military. Plus President Trump pardoned many soldiers who were jailed for crimes

  25. AG says:

    Actually, in Finland to become a police officer, you have to graduate from a 3 year Bachelor's degree. Only universities in Finland can grant a Master's degree, and the police academy in Finland is not considered one. Most of the high ranking police officers (meaning those that are not working in the field) go on to complete master's degree in universities, the most common being a master's degree in state official co-operation (National Defence University (in other terms Military Academy)) or Political Sciences (In "normal" universities). Also, in order for a police officer to climb to the highest ranks of the Finnish Police, you have to go complete a master's degree of law, making the highest ranking police officers in Finland essentially Lawyers with background in policing. You can also become a high ranking police officer without completing police academy at all, if you are a lawyer. Hopefully this clarified some minor errors in the script and gave insight to people interested in our police forces.

    Ps. Fun fact, The Police is considered to be the most trusted governmental agency in the whole of Finland. More than 92 % of the Finnish people trust the police. This query of trust is done every year, and the trust hasn't diminished in many years, only grown. We're proud of our boys and girls!

  26. Jim Woods says:

    This video is wrong about the issues in the US. The problem is fatherlessness. Go to the prisons and you will find men that lacked fathers. Further, the ones resisting and getting killed by police were mostly raised without a father.

    re: George Floyd, he died of a drug overdose or more specifically excited delirium. The police procedure was to restrain Floyd until the EMTs arrived but there were too few officers there to hold him down. Also, drug user and frequent criminal George Floyd grew up without his dad. Despite being high af, before confronted by police, Floyd was going to drive a car while intoxicated on meth and fentanyl.

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