Some police officers who are terrified of having their names dragged through the mire can't even defend themselves against violent "unarmed" individuals. An Alabama police officer who was assaulted by a motorist, couldn't shoot his assailant because he didn't want to be the next police officer accused of killing an unarmed person . . . Is this what the nation really wants? http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/13/us/al...pistol-whipped/index.html?eref=rss_topstories A Birmingham, Alabama, police detective who was pistol-whipped unconscious said Friday that he hesitated to use force because he didn't want to be accused of needlessly killing an unarmed man. "A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what's going on in the media," said the officer, who asked to remain anonymous for the safety of his family. "I hesitated because I didn't want to be in the media like I am right now."