how about people stop breaking the law. this might in turn lead to less anxiety for the police who are only trying to do their job.
If people stopped breaking the law, there would be no job for the police to do.
It is their job to deal with law-breakers. Preferably non-lethally. The problem arises when they (demonstrably) deal with similarly-situated law-breakers breaking similar laws (CD/cigarette sales; traffic violations) or similarly-situated citizens not breaking any damn laws at all (driving with a legal concealed-carry permit; being a behavioral therapist trying to prevent harm to a client) based (demonstrably) on the color of their skin or their disability.
“They were breaking the law” is not an excuse for the unequal application of lethal or even non-lethal force by the police. “Do your damn job,” is the appropriate response to this excuse.
I get that it is a hard and dangerous job, and I deeply respect the good people who have stepped up to do it. But it is a job in which we as a society trust you and give you — yes, give you; it’s not yours without the badge that we give you — the right to use force when appropriate. If you’re not up for doing that fairly — regardless of how brave or heroic you may be — it is not the job for you. Take your biases to a job where they are less likely to cause physical harm and death.