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Any person, in the United States, in a situation where he is surrounded by a massive police presence on a transportation platform, and is paranoid about the police shooting him, is really in a really bad place mentally.

I was once in a small Caribbean port when a US Navy cruiser (Ticonderoga class) anchored. I had a sobering realization that with just the 5 in guns on that vessel they could quickly destroy pretty much anything that I could see.

But I was NOT afraid that they would do so. Nothing in the history of the US Navy made me fear that a vessel anchored in a friendly port would open fire and level everything in sight.

Similarly, police do not pull out their side arms and shoot innocent bystanders.
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