Hyperbole much? An occupying force? That's where you're going? Have you ever been under occupation? Do you have any idea what conditions are like under occupation? Here's a hint: go ask the Palestinians what occupation is like.
Or how about police in neighborhoods that regularly target minorities?
You do realize those neighborhoods most likely have a high percentage of minorities (which is odd since they then wouldn't be minorities)? Would you like the police to turn a blind eye to the crimes? Look at what happened in Baltimore when police stopped patrolling.
because there is obviously a middle ground between giving the police 'new toys' and giving them pillows.
This is the middle ground. Police won't be shooting at criminals. They'll be using less lethal means to do their jobs.
Of course all of this wouldn't be necessary if criminals wouldn't be criminals. But lets us blame the police for doing their job, not the criminals for committing the crimes, for putting their lives on the line to protect the whiners, who think nothing of going into the line of fire in domestic disputes or go out in miserable weather to rescue asshats who drive around signs warning people of flooded roadways, thereby endangering themselves in the process.
It seems they care about the plight of your brothers and sisters more than you imagine in your fantasy world of oppression.