I don't know how many videos have been posted now of police in other countries diffusing situations like this peacefully. Just yesterday someone posted a video of some cops in some eastern nation tossing a big net over a guy. We don't have nets. We have militarized police. Tell me again about good cops. US policing is just a bad institution.
Knowing that this can be done in a number of peaceful ways, the tactics on display in this photo, and the battlefield military equipment and costume, don't even make logical sense unless you think of them as products of the fantasies of people who run an institution that has been handed unlimited coercive power, including of death.