Ed Opinion is discussing:

Police officials say such weapons represent real, imminent threats. Others claim the danger is exaggerated and that officers are too quick to pull the trigger.

MSM click bait BS.

Headline should be:

Crazy man with history of mental health issues, refuses help & tries to kill cops with a sword, begging cops repeatedly to shoot him - AKA suicide by cop.

Article: Citizens are advised to seek help before attacking neighbors and cops with edged weapons. Families with crazy family members are advised to deliver their crazy family members to hospitals, prior to being stabbed by their crazy family members... blah, blah, blah. Summary: if you are crazy, seek help. Do not hurt people, take their stuff or damage their property & cops will never bother you.