Police urgently need a more humane alternative to lethal weapons. It's time to design one
Roses sit on the casket of Daunte Wright at Shiloh Temple International Ministries on April 22, 2021, in Minneapolis. - Stephen Maturen/Getty Images North America/TNS

The fatal shooting of a homeless, mentally ill Escondido man with nearly 200 arrests on his record last Wednesday raises many familiar questions, starting with, Why does America have a history of accepting that it is OK for a police officer to kill someone for aberrant behavior? Why are police officers expected to know how to deal with those who have mental health issues? And how can people with chronic mental health problems be more readily compelled to accept professional treatment? But there is another angle to this issue that is not considered nearly enough: Why can't inventors, entreprene...