re: #97 Teukka
I see some very interesting cultural differences between Swedish socialization versus US socialization. How the Swedish police interact and, on that basis, how expected risk is judged.
In general, it seems to me that the Swedish Police adopted a stance that seems to indicate they were expecting both a lower chance of violence and a lower level of violence than US police generally would plan for.
These two ultra-violent incidents shaped a good bit of police response in the US:
North Hollywood Shooting
FBI Miami Shootout