I assume by now most people have watched and heard police officer Darren Wilson explain his actions on the day that he shot Michael Brown. Darren comes across as a very young man, a sincere young man, but one who has limited capacity to reflect and reconsider. When asked by interviewers if, upon reflection, he now thinks there might have been other approaches to handling the encounter with Brown, his only, and consistent response is NO. As one observes his face, it lacks any emotion when handling the question, his voice is flat, and he simply says, NO. How about:
1. Hey, boys, please walk on the sidewalks.
2. Immediately call headquarters to report the boys.
3. Step outside the police car and offer something to the two boys such as: “Are you guys OK? Is there anything that I could do?
4. In other words, reduce tension, that is always the best approach when encountering young men.
5. There was always the option to employ mace.
6. Finally, there was the option to aim your damned weapon at the legs of Michael Brown.