posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 09:02 AM
a reply to: JakeR777
I don't disagree with you. I just understand the mindset that brings overwhelming force down on any situation where stress is felt.
Im really more interested in seeing policing improved by reducing their workload. Way too many laws have created way too many criminals for no reason
other than social whim in most cases. A good example is Texas knife law, enacted in response to some mass hysteria in the 20's or 30's relating to
stabbings or something. A tempest in a teapot restricted all of us for all time.
I think we should be smarter about laws. Its not action/reaction. We should learn from our mistakes. For example....the war on drugs has created a
black market that we know fuels the money behind an overwhelming majority of organized crime. Meanwhile, resources that could be spent looking into
human trafficking, murder, rape, etc are spent chasing down petty criminals selling their drugs on street corners. The same street corners that
create shootouts in turf wars. Owning your corner is the hustle, right?
Meanwhile you have police who are nothing more than minimum wage employees being exposed to enormous amounts of cash. How do we expect that to work
out for us? To fight what you call crime....you cannot become what you call a criminal.
And to top it all off....this whole drug war is essentially the CIA vs law enforcement. The CIA has left fingerprints all over the drug trade, along
with the DEA. There was a plane registered to the CIA found in the Gulf loaded with Columbian Gold. Among dozens of others incidents.
And people actually support this.