Kindly print out this article about the shooting of Jose Guerena.
Then, please print out this article about the shooting of Kathryn Johnston.
Finally, start printing out these 471,000+ Bing results.
Once you have finished all of that, kindly take the reams of paper you have created, fold them until they are all sharp corners, and shove them up your ass.
In the interests of keeping the front page of this site as profanity-free as possible, I will confine myself to simply rephrasing what I commented over at Roberta’s: Yes, the "militarization of the police" is the gorramed problem (or, at least, one of them), and until that gets addressed, situations such as these are just going to spiral out of control until we do have a Shootout at Joe Schmo’s House. Worse still, it sure as hell does not help that the excessive force and tactics of SWAT teams have given criminals another believable vector to impersonate – when armed men knock down your door wearing black uniforms and screaming "police", what guarantee do you have that they actually are? Given that, "rolling over and taking it" is only the advisable course of action if you are personally profiting from the conflict, or too much of a damned coward to do something about it.
In Gabe’s case, it is likely both.
Suffice to say, no, I will not be taking any class from any totalitarian apologist, economic elitist, reasoned-discourse employing prat such as this, and I would strongly suggest you consider where your money goes in the future.
(Note: while I would love to take ownership of my instructions to Gabe, sadly, I cannot; instead, I am cribbing them entirely from Robert Heinlein, I believe from either The Number of the Beast or The Cat Who Walks through Walls.)