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originally posted by: Gryphon66
You folks do realize that police forces weren't a thing at all until the later half of the 19th century, right?
In fact, most of the parts of government we "can't live without" we've only had the last 100 years.
The more you know.
originally posted by: ChayOphan
a reply to: Boadicea
Your argument, something in your choice of words maybe, actually has me rethinking my stance on this subject. Well, at least in part...
originally posted by: Identified
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
Good, they can go!
I'm tired of police claiming their job is so damn hard and they need to do stupid things and have more-equal rights than anyone else to do it. If it's so bad then why have they stayed up until now?
Just look at this recent incident with Brooks in Atlanta. The police 100% escalated that by their words and actions leading up to the handcuffing. And then folks claim "what are they supposed to do?" Clearly not that!
And then they kept the fire department away from the Wendy's because it wasn't safe? So much for serving and protecting and running toward danger when others run away. Police only do what police do when they know their chances are excellent they won't get hurt. As soon as a man runs away from them with a non-lethal weapon they shoot him out of fear.