I think the coarseness we're seeing from the police these days is being taught to them in training classes or else we're hiring thugs to pose as police. They have no regard for civil society and treat everyone as they would a hardened criminal. I wish tasers had never been invented. Police here in Texas are dying to use them on anyone who acts the least bit peculiar - confused old people - anyone.. For decades, I "backed the blue" but not anymore. I see them as the enemy and it's their fault I feel this way - not mine.