Missouri killing of teen - http://www.aol.com/article/2014/08/...rid7|htmlws-main-bb|dl2|sec1_lnk2&pLid=513394 CHP beating of homeless woman on side of freeway - http://ktla.com/2014/07/17/chp-beat...s-lawsuit-filed-by-family-of-marlene-pinnock/ Kelly Thomas Beating death - http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/13/us/california-homeless-beating-verdict/ Innocent homeowner killed during hostage standoff - http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/13/us/california-homeless-beating-verdict/ NY man dies when cop deploys choke hold - http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...d-homicide-medical-examiner-article-1.1888808 It doesn't seem to matter what the racial background of the victim is, it just seems that our police and sheriff departments are getting more physical, careless and reckless in the employment of lethal force when addressing the public during an arrest or other law enforcement event. Maybe it's me? Maybe it's the fact that our media can bring these killings and beatings to the news, nation-wide at the drop of a hat? Nevertheless, it seems that law enforcement is becoming more out of control in discharging their duties to protect and serve the public. I surely don't want to accuse the men and women of law enforcement of any diabolical type of actions, but it seems to me; we have seen a rash of beatings and shootings that with a little more restraint, may have been avoided. Look, I know how the men and women feel when going into a tense, life-and-death situation, as my job with the state required me to secure law enforcement assistance in some of our investigations and legal actions. And the fact that both, I and my staff wore vests in some incidents, helped me to see and appreciate h=just how stressful an unknown situation could be. Still, I am wondering why we've seen an up tick in lethal action against the public? Do any of you see this too, and if so, do you have any idea as to why the sudden increase?