Some Ideas to Reduce Police’s Excessive Use of Force 減少警察過度武力的一些想法

The use of excessive force is a widespread problem among almost all police departments in the world. There are many reasons behind this phenomenon; many of which are outside of our scope of discussion. The general public lacks the expertise in the use of force, and therefore it is difficult for people without this background to understand and come up with ideas to improve police training to lessen the problem.

One issue we see is that police techniques tend to be very stiff, both conceptually and physically. As such the officer will tend to accomplish their goals using brute force, because their techniques do not allow them to do anything otherwise. The issue is compounded by the fact that police training tend to be very short, and the candidates simply don’t have enough time to understand the meaning and gain the sense of control regarding their use of force.

As martial artists, we can offer some simple pointers to make the techniques better after seeing how some of the techniques are performed and when they are applicable, but at the end, a systemic approach at the organizational level is needed to get to the bottom of the issue.

使用過度武力是世界各地警隊常見的問題。這現象之所以產生有很多原因,很多是超出我們這裏所能討論的範圍。一般公衆因爲缺乏武學訓練的關係難以指出問題所在,也難以提出想法去改善警察的訓練去減輕這問題。

警察的技巧在我們的眼中,不論在概念上還是物理上都是很僵硬的。因此警員在面對抗力的時候會更傾向使用蠻力,因爲他們所學的不容許他們有其他選擇。短暫的訓練時間加深這個問題的嚴重性,因爲學員不會有時間去理解與培養出身體的感應去控制他們力量的使用。

作爲武學家,我們看過一些技巧後,可以在指出一些簡單的竅門去幫助訓練。但是,要真正改變這狀況,最終還是要在組織的層面上系統地改正過度武力的問題。

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