Whatcom Republicans believe police avoid deadly force whenever possible, and use it only when they feel that their own lives are in danger. The narrative that police are malicious racist bigots is deeply offensive to us. Police departments already have policies and all sorts of sensitivity training and situational awareness training to avoid the need for deadly force. They just want to get home safely to their families after each shift. We feel that this measure would actually increase tensions and resentment towards cops, and compliance would be redundant and expensive.

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