Tuesday, February 9, 2016

When Training Replaces Thinking

found on toonhole

Over and over we hear that the tragic outcomes of police uses of force were the result of their training and that if only those poor policemen had been better trained, the tragedies they caused could have been avoided. The only problem is the training they're looking for is with weapons and other military equipment that increasingly separate them from the populace they're supposed to be serving and protecting. Maybe more training isn't the answer to thoughtless disregard for your fellow human beings. Maybe training is the vehicle by which they learn to go through the motions without thinking in the first place.