"Police detained an individual who did not comply with verbal direction," said police in a statement. "The police officer restrained the person when they resisted and called for a second officer."
A lot of such stories coming to the fore these days. The incidents themselves are nothing new, but the amount of airplay they are is.
We've also been hearing a lot about PTSD among police, the impacts of poor work culture/insufficient training/bad management on performance in all fields.
Which all ties into the rise of mental health as an issue of national, even international importance.
Individual agency, redesigned work, even digital tools are emerging as parts of the solution to this problem. Some people don't really care, because they don't really think there's a problem.
When innocent people, racialized people are being unfairly and unjustly targeted for harsh treatment in the public spotlight, though, it's only a matter of time before the threat increases to the point where ignorance is no longer possible.
You'd think rational actors would proactively be planning ahead to turn these risks into wins, wouldn't you?
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