Bangkok, Thailand — A cop on the other side of the globe just showed the world that cops can actually stop a person armed with a knife — without killing them. Not only was violence not used in disarming the man but the exact opposite — love.
In video after video after video, we see police needlessly escalate situations to deadly force prior to attempting any heroic action, or even less lethal action, or simply backing up when confronted with people holding knives.
Mentally ill individuals have a 1,600% higher chance of being killed by police than anyone else, regardless of race. All too often, we see good people, who are in need of medical help – gunned down by officers because they 'fear for their lives' due to a complete lack of training in dealing with the mentally ill.