The rioting in Ferguson and now in Baltimore exemplify the hopeless and hapless attitudes of the rioters. And yet, police anger and political inaction are linked as causes. I am suggesting 3 relatively simple procedures that ought to cut down, and hopefully eliminate the causes.
First of all, every law enforcement person, all over the country, must take a course in anger management every year. This is not to be seen as a reflection on the person's ability or inability to control his anger. One could call it a refresher course.
Second, there must be no more police stops for broken tail lights. Instead, take a date and time stamped photo of the offending car and mail a ticket to the owner.
Third, the police must not stop anyone who is running. Running is a legal activity and, even if running raises suspicions among the law enforcement people, the runner must not be stopped for running.