Your strawman. I'm merely saying they can take a little more risk. Right now Police in the USA is not even in the top 10 most deadliest jobs, farmers, yes farmers have a higher chance of dying on the job then police. Yeah, I know, what is your point? Pretty sure if the police started doing that the present public distrust would be amplified by many magnitude. Imagine police driving by neighbors shooting out of their car windows "stop commiting crime! die die die!" The public expect police to NOT be thugs, if the police are reduced to that, what benefit are they over the regular thugs?