Are you speaking from the perspective of the cop or the suspect? I guess the difference is the cops are *definitely* armed.
Interesting how the FBI's argument could also be used to stop the use of body cameras. The argument is also based on supposition, the directors "feelings", whereas recent events have proven that cops use excessive force, even to the point of murdering people, and lie about it. I'm not saying it's all cops, or that the other side is blameless. Within minutes of Darren Wilson's death, people started gathering around and lying about what they had seen so that they could "get" a cop. The low crime rates we had up until now would seem to be based on a system of injustice and lies that, in the plain light of day, is unacceptable to the vast majority of the population.
Yes, there's been an uptick in crime, but the director's argument basically boils down to certain neighborhoods having a naturally high murder rate, kept down only by police with no fear of being held responsible for their actions. I'd be more interested to see why those murders are happening in the first place, and tackling that, rather than having large swathes of the population walking around every day with the fear that the next cop they see will beat them to death or shoot them.