Why cops shout so much when arresting people?


Why do cops shout so much when arresting people. I saw so many videos where people clearly don’t have any weapons and like 5 cops come at them shouting to get on the floor. Doesn’t that only make people more stressed out and push them to do stupid stuff?

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Adrenaline, stress, fear. There are modern procedures/principles for making arrests, based on a more sophisticated understanding of human reactions and behaviors. But training is expensive and for 95%+ of arrests, old school and instinctual intimidation works pretty effectively.

It’s because their angry and sad that this is the only job they can do to support their family. It’s also the way they are trained to handle people that could be doing things that are bad for other people.

It’s all shock and awe. Scare the crap out of someone so that they don’t react, then take them down.

In the police academy, they teach something called “command presence.” While there is a lot of psychology behind it, it’s just about being more alpha than the guy/gal you’re detaining. You never know how dominant the suspect is, so you amp your voice and actions wayyy up, to dominate that person. It’s usually seen as over compensating.

Like how a drill sergeant does in basic military training.

Because cops these days are just angry young men who I feel some sort of need to build a neighborhood and who have been given military gear on told they are at war with that neighborhood. Shouting makes them feel like real men. So do the guns.