WA Trains Police To De-Escalate, Some Criticize It As “Hug A Thug”

Most police academies still use a militaristic style of training that emphasizes battle. For the past three years, every police recruit in Washington state has undergone a different style of training emphasizing that officers should be “guardians of democracy” who serve and protect instead of “warriors” who conquer and control. The Washington Post, which observed
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