Y'know, this morning I parked in front of my office and encountered a woman who was obviously in the middle of a PTSD-related mental health crisis. Stood there talking to her for about 10 minutes while another bystander walked to the police station a couple of doors down and told them what was going on. The female cop who showed up first, who had obviously talked with the woman a few times already, was calm and reasonable as she tried to talk the woman into letting her call an ambulance. The male cop who showed up a few minutes later as backup mostly just stayed quiet and stood back at a respectful distance. Which is all to say that it is perfectly possible to do your job as a cop without turning into a roided-up, Rambo-wannabe rage machine, so I don't know what the hell these assholes' excuse is.