We? We totally are. How many deaths have there been already, 90 or more? And about 400 court martials to civillians?
They? Well, to be honest over half of them do not volunteer for this. But those do nothing to stop the ones that do want to because... yes, they are also scared of their lives and their family. I heard the interviews to a student that got shot lead pellets, he said the guards laughet at him while they told him to run or get shot at. And I also posted on another thread the guy that was shot to the chest twice and died.
When videos like this go viral the government say they will investigate. Then nothing ever happens, and occationaly those guards may even get a medal or a bonus salary. (Actually, the national police was given new uniforms yesterday to be used starting today. Much more militaristic. The president jokingly said he looked like Saddam Hussein while wearing one http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/gobierno/maduro-dijo-cadena-nacional-que-parece-sadam-husein_193222 ).