De-escalation Keeps Protesters And Police Safer. Departments Respond With Force Anyway. | FiveThirtyEight

«Couper [former police chief of Madison WI], the creator of the Madison Method [a less confrontational approach to dealing with protests], said, “It’s this whole attitude of, ‘We keep order because we kick ass, and it’s us against them.’ (…) We’ve got to root those people out and say, ‘Look, this is the job that we expect. This is how a democracy is policed. If you can’t buy into it. I’m sorry. You just have to find another job.’”»

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