Do we want a police force that can make the decision to execute suspects and only be subject to internal review?
When police are under pressure and scared, being human just like the rest of us, they make mistakes.
I want officers to be able to defend themselves, under the exact same set of rules and with the exact same rules of force as I can use. I want the police to be citizens that happen to work as law enforcement. I do not want them be in a special class of "only ones" that get to operate under combat ROE.
I also think that the militarization of local police forces over the last 40 years is a very bad idea. They're wearing combat uniforms, they roll out in surplus MRAPs and HMMVs, and they approach non-LEOs as if they are enemy combatants. The mindset of "whatever happens, I'm going home at the end of the shift" is pervasive.
When you train young men to think like they are at war, they will act like they are at war. The people they interact with will respond in kind. Black Lives Matter is a response to how a lot of black citizens
experience law enforcement. Right or wrong, they feel like they are citizens in an occupied
country policed by a military.
We have a War on Drugs, a War on Crime, and a War on Gangs. What happens when they declare a War on Guns? Not their guns, of course, yours and mine.