Police also have to be trained to let things go, not every offense is a serious one. If the person being pulled over is not wanted for a dangerous infraction and tries to skirt, police officers don't have to pursue that person at all costs. Catch up to him or her later. No one should die because a police officer feels disrespected when someone questions his or her commands.

Alejandro Diaz writes extensively on culture, politics, and the workplace.

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