Better Firearms Training, Less Lethal Force, Fewer Lethal Police Shootings

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Police Shooting Black Men and Boys

During police firearms training, why not teach officers to aim for the shoulder or leg? There would be decidedly fewer lethal police shootings if cops didn't have the license to use lethal force every time they felt threatened.

How to Get Independent Quality Police Training and Police Accountability

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Police Shooting Black Men and Boys

For police accountability and guaranteed quality, police training must take place on a state level, independent of the culture within individual police forces.

1984: Dutch Police Training Adjusts to Society’s Anti-Authoritarianism

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Police Shooting Black Men and Boys

Dutch police training was revised when the police realized the need to adapt to post-war society's anti-authoritarianism.  They shifted from rigidly applying the law to focusing on social skills such as deescalation strategies.

Police Shootings, Militarization and the Absence of the NRA in Ferguson MO

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Police Shooting Black Men and Boys

Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstrations against police violence have been going on since, which the police have met with tanks and army gear.