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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: michaelbrux
I am already responsible for my own protection.
Police are necessary in society. But what the public needs is better trained police, more means of accountability(like body-cams), and we need a system of laws that aren't stacked against the average person.
One of the biggest reasons we have the kinds of incidents that anger people like this is the laws themselves. We have literally allowed our very existence to be legislated away, chocking it up to being "a nation of laws", instead of a nation of principles and values that are reflected in common sense laws that protect the rights of the individual citizen, and punish those who violate those rights.
Instead we have a system that creates crime out of thin air, in tandem, creating more opportunities for senseless violence to occur more often.
While I have had many a strong word for the police, I don't hate cops and I empathize with what they have to do on a daily basis. There's a lot of real scum out there.
I want to see the end of this "us vs. them" reality we've managed to create between the citizen and the cop. We all share responsibility for how society works.
originally posted by: peskyhumans
As a Christian, I know someday I will be free. It just won't be in this time or place.
originally posted by: ispyed
a reply to: thesmokingman
I agree. You do live in a very violent country but I just saw 6 or 7 policeman jump on this big man and kill him. It was probably a mistake but they are accountable to the law, tough job or no tough job. It is not sociably acceptable for the police to go around killing unarmed people all the time.
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: amazing
LOL so you think it's because he's a partisan clown that's why I hate him. Hannity and Limbaugh are clowns too.
Nice try. Don't derail the thread.