Yesterday, there was another police killing of a black man . . . I'm basing my post on what facts I think I know at this time, as this incident is only a day old at this point, and news reports may not yet be fully vetted. In Atlanta GA, Rayshard Brooks, 27 years of age, was detained, given and failed a field sobriety test for operating a motor while under the influence. Brooks then resisted arrest, took a taser from one of the officers, and fled on foot. The second officer, when Brooks turned and pointed the taser at him, fired, mortally wounding Brooks. At this time, it is unclear whether the officer knew it was a taser Brooks held in his hand, or thought it might be a firearm. Regardless of the unclear specifics following the attempted arrest, the common denominator between this killing and the George Floyd killing, and so many more is this . . . the detainee failed to submit to the officers, as is required by law. Almost invariably, this is the point at which detainees may reasonably expect the kid gloves to come off. Sadly, it is at this point in virtually every such incident where things begin to go awry. Most importantly, and this is the only point I wish to dwell on in this thread, how a detainee responds to an officer's decision to arrest is completely within the control of the detainee, completely . . . and entirely out of the officer's control. I'm not advocating for rough treatment of those who decide not to submit, however, all citizens (and non-citizens) should be mindful of the potential for escalation should they choose not to submit voluntarily. So, let's all discuss the other side of this issue . . . why are we focusing on the apparent prejudices of a few bad apples, rather than on the pervasive resistance to arrest that seems to precipitate so many of these incidents? Is the liberal attempt to mainstream "resistance" actually creating these untenable circumstances?