The Communication of Expectation and the Militarization of Our Police

Communication of Expectation

Often without realizing it, people in general perform or behave according to socially understood and clearly communicated expectations.

For example; when most people walk into a church, they become more reserved, quiet, reverent.  When most people walk into a hospital, they do nearly the same.  When people walk into a sporting event, they are loud and rowdy.  At an orchestral performance, play or movie most people will sit and visit without much concern for volume but when the performance starts they stop talking, sit back and be quiet. Continue reading