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Should patrol Officers be equipped with helmets and plate carriers?

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posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: iTruthSeeker

I understand that, but these kind of events are not that common?

Should the police ditch patrol cars and drive around in tanks, just in case?




posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
a reply to: iTruthSeeker

I understand that, but these kind of events are not that common?

Should the police ditch patrol cars and drive around in tanks, just in case?



In some neighborhoods, that may be a good idea. Until the haters and criminal elements are dealt with, they may have no choice.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: queenofswords

originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
a reply to: iTruthSeeker

I understand that, but these kind of events are not that common?

Should the police ditch patrol cars and drive around in tanks, just in case?



In some neighborhoods, that may be a good idea. Until the haters and criminal elements are dealt with, they may have no choice.


When your newest tool is a hammer,

Your world becomes suddenly filled with nails.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: iTruthSeeker

I'm going to say no. While I don't support people hunting down cops and killing them, I do want the police to feel vulnerable.

What's the saying? God made man, Colt made them equal?

The police will be less likely to subjugate people when they see citizens as equals rather than adversaries in a war on the streets.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: gladtobehere
a reply to: iTruthSeeker

I'm against the militarization of the police ie the Police State Industrial Complex.

What I cant understand is why so many cops dont at-least wear their vests.


They do wear their vests. They wear soft body armor which is designed to stop the most common threat, handguns. Not rifles.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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Giving up some of that military equipment would probably more than enough pay for the extra body armor.
But they won't do that because they want everything they can get their hands on to use against the people that they are sworn to protect.
If it came down to a shiny new armored truck and body armor the ones in charge would pick the truck because they aren't the ones out there in danger.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: iTruthSeeker

If things are that bad, that full battle gear is required by regular officers, rather than SWAT or other specialised law enforcement agents, then I believe it would be a better idea to put the military into play, the national guard, rather than putting police officers in that situation.

The reason I say this, is that the police officers who have NOT gone into the job as a power trip, have not shot cuffed suspects in the back while they were on the floor, have not shot unarmed persons, the officers who are basically as damned near to perfect at their jobs as can be, are probably not trained in the use of, or particularly familiar with, this sort of kit. Adding variables like unfamiliar gear to the already difficult job of frontline policing is not going to help matters.

Further to that, the police are not a paramilitary organisation, and have no business playing soldier. If soldiers are needed, then soldiers should be provided. But police are not soldiers. Even the ones who have been to war and come home again, should not consider themselves soldiers while about the duties of a law enforcer.

The two areas of expertise should be RIGIDLY split apart from one another, never mixed, never interchanged, never used one for another.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll

Or Iron Man?



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 05:49 AM
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Sorry, wrong post!
edit on 18/7/2016 by paraphi because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 12:22 PM
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Absolutely not, consider this...the police respond to recent attacks by upgrading the equipment they use, then in return wouldn't "would be attackers" upgrade their equipment as well? Since carbines would no longer be effective just imagine IED's going off in a city near you. As someone else already said beat cops are essentially first responders and upon arriving at a situation of being outgunned they call in SWAT as dictated by the type of threat being faced. Cops should be willing and able to accept the risk that comes with their job instead of overreacting in many cases out of FEAR for their own safety. If a person is so scared of the job they volunteered for that they indiscriminately shoot civilians then maybe they should not be doing that job. Furthermore statistically speaking cops don't even make the top 10 list of dangerous jobs yet act like they are being killed in the hundreds...it needs to stop, serioulsy.

Most dangerous jobs in America

POLICE DO NOT NEED TO BE EVEN MORE MILITARIZED THAN THEY ALREADY ARE!!!
edit on 18-7-2016 by RainbowPhoenix because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 18 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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Yes, not only should they have body armour and assault rifles but I also think they should have tanks and air support when patrolling dangerous ghettos.




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