If you don’t trust the police to do their jobs effectively, don’t employ them. Shut down the beat cops and then tell everyone that they can conduct a citizen’s arrest. Remind everyone that they have a right to keep and bear arms. And then call it a day.

Personally, I don’t think anyone wants to go there. And that’s precisely my point: If you think it is possible to do better, then please tell them how to improve. I’m not that smart. I don’t have any answers. I’ve seen and heard what they deal with every day. And while there are always cases where they could have done better, I have not seen evidence of systemic hatred or racism.

I am one of those right wing conservative, married white fathers. Happy, not angry; armed, not dangerous; educated, but always a student.

I am one of those right wing conservative, married white fathers. Happy, not angry; armed, not dangerous; educated, but always a student.