There should be an agreed upon absolutely safe posture that folks
can assume so as to minimize the risk of fatality and also minimize
the chance of loss of face or miscommunication, and to minimize
risk of self incrimination, in the event of a confrontation with
police, especially in the
context of the Black Lives Matter
It seems to me that there is a lot of body language and dominance
games going on with the arrests and searches etc that go bad.
if there was one safe position that folks could get into that would
satisfy the police that the hands were up and away from pockets
that also provided for little or no eye contact and minimized
humiliation (was not buns up kneeling).
Actually buns up kneeling would avoid eye contact and the
opportunity for subtle body language negotiation, and would be
humiliating enough so that the necessity for everyone who gets
arrested getting into that position would force public analysis of
police gestural behavior without the loss of life that might result
from trial and error negotiation.
So this idea is that everyone who comes into contact with police
any reason immediately assume the buns up kneeling position with
hands above head and not speak at all until fully handcuffed, and
thus minimize self incrimination and loss of life.