Our email boxes runneth over these days with links to stories of alleged police misconduct, both real and perceived. It’s hard to Google through the news without running into stories of at least questionable LEO activity such as shooting a distant suspect, the mentally ill, choking suspects and the like. More significant may be that the larger mainstream media seem to have now taken note, too. Efforts are now on to try to determine if police-involved shootings have, in fact, increased. No one disputes that the majority of police officers are out there performing their jobs on a daily basis, doing the dirty work of arresting bad actors and patrolling our cities and towns. But in the wake of Ferguson and with fresh attention on the militarization of good ol’ Officer Krupke (along with some pushback from the up-armored lobby), have we reached an inflection point? Has the civilian/police relationship now been forever changed?