I don't know where the student who presented that solution is today, but I hope he went into some other field than engineering. Because he sure wasn't cut out to be a engineer. Engineers solve problems. They don't ask governments to solve them for them. To do so is not only an abrogation of your responsibility as an engineer but is, as every engineer should know, an exercise in futility.
Engineers live in a world of absolute truths. Absolute truths are not the political conveniences concocted in smoke-filled back rooms by men who are motivated by power-lust and greed. Absolute truths are not made; they are discovered. They are timeless truths that have stood forever and will never change. Engineers call such timeless truths "laws."
One of the most basic laws engineers use is what we call the First Law of Thermodynamics. A succinct statement of the First Law of Thermodynamics is "You can't get something for nothing." You cannot get more out of a system than you put in. Whether that system is a machine or a human relationship or an organization, you have always got to put in as much as you take out.
But it gets worse. There is a Second Law of Thermodynamics. The Second Law of Thermodynamics says, "You can't even break even." There is loss in every system. You always have to put more in than you take out. You have to put more energy into a machine than you get out. You have to put more into a marriage or a parent-child relationship or a job than you get back. And you have to do more for a government than the government does for you.
Engineers are animated by a desire for efficiency, a reduction in the input required to obtain a desired output. Governments are notoriously inefficient. They profligately waste taxpayer dollars on such projects as Harry Reid's attempted land grab of Cliven Bundy's ranch and Dianne Feinsteins five-year CYA vendetta against the CIA.
furthermore, governments are unaware of the absolute truths that govern the universe. Their puny and ignorant attempts to change absolute truths are often referred to by them as "laws." They are not laws, they are legislations, and they are futile. Absolute truths cannot be changed by misinformed intentions, no matter how fervently they are pursued.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands of people will be descending on Washington DC today in an attempt to persuade Congress to legislate alleged police brutality out of existence. That attempt would be humorous if it weren't so tragic.