Note to Law Enforcement
* non-compliant =/= combative
* combative =/= physically aggressive
* physically aggressive =/= life threatening
This means that law enforcement must refrain from lethal responses to unarmed and non-combative disobedience. We must increase our capacity for non-lethal tactics rather than relying on fire arms to resolve every conflict. A civilized and progressive society responds to lawlessness in gradations, not with immediate blunt force. Police force ought to be in degrees measured and commensurate according to the menace posed. This is particularly necessary when criminals are intoxicated, mentally incapacitated, or sufficiently buffered from innocent bystanders.