Can a South Africa "massacre" happen in the U.S? Did we forget Kent State? The problem with violence is that it begets more violence. If our nation's police are to emerge into a truly democratic institution that is committed to protecting civil rights with a minimum amount of force,j practicing honesty and accountability, and doing so in a respectful manner to all citizens regardless of their race or economic class, we will be on the way to get there.
I have spent most of my adult life working to improve our police. My experience is captured in my new book and the blog I write.
For insight and direction on this and other important police improvement issues, take a look at “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” (Amazon.com). And the blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com/ where other current police improvement issues are discussed. Good luck and may we all experience not just good but great policing! Great policing is accomplished by police who are well-trained, restrained in their use of force, honest, and courteous to every citizen.