On Monday Nina Shapiro shared Seattle police officer Casey Steiger's curious explanation for why he told a suspect "The badge is the only thing preventing me from skull fucking you and dragging you down the street." One reader made an apt comparison.
The SPD needs to learn that talking tough and being tough are not the same thing. Talking to gangbangers at "their level" only makes themsleves legal gangbangers when they get carried away with it.
You don't need to talk trash if you have control over the situation. Intimitation is not de-escalation. Talking trash does not gain control of anything.
For more on why SPD is as ineffective and discriminatory as it is clueless, read this.