You state that the BPD has ". . . a long and recent record of shooting unarmed suspects, fellow officers and even themselves." All the incidents are tragic, whatever the circumstance, but simply making the statement without substantiating facts is extremely reckless and again, needlessly inflammatory. By your apparent reasoning, an unarmed suspect cannot present a threat to an officer's life? Clearly you've never attempted to effect an arrest on an intoxicated, high, or mentally unstable individual. Such was the case in the situation you depict regarding the police-involved shooting in West Baltimore. A knife-wielding, deranged man chased a young female officer around her car before she shot him. What should her course of action been? Tazer? Didn't have one to my understanding. If she did, should it be deployed? If it missed or was ineffective, is her own life at risk? Likewise the video mentions a shooting of an individual armed with a pellet gun. I assume the officer should have waited to get shot to determine if it was real? There is a very simple, extremely effective method that can be used not to get shot by police. Don't display a real or pretend knife, gun or other weapon, and if you do, don't come at them with it.