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I've watched as society has devolved from a time when if a child saw a Police Car they would signal the Officer to sound their siren and get a smile and a wave in return, to a society where children run when they see the Police.
Bad behavior among civilians has increased dramatically in my life and I've watched the Police behavior mirror it. Police behavior is simply mirroring the erosion of families and communities as we move towards a Secular Society without moral foundation.
The United States has the highest prison population rate in the world, some 738 per 100,000 of the national population, followed by Russia (611), St Kitts & Nevis (547), U.S. Virgin Is. (521), Turkmenistan (c.489), Belize (487), Cuba (c.487), Palau (478), British Virgin Is. (464), Bermuda (463), Bahamas (462), Cayman Is. (453), American Samoa (446), Belarus (426) and Dominica (419). "However, more than three fifths of countries (61%) have rates below 150 per 100,000. (The rate in England and Wales - 148 per 100,000 of the national population - is above the mid-point in the World List.)"
"Department of corrections data show that about a fourth of those initially imprisoned for nonviolent crimes are sentenced for a second time for committing a violent offense. Whatever else it reflects, this pattern highlights the possibility that prison serves to transmit violent habits and values rather than to reduce them."
Originally posted by Retseh
Originally posted by Plasma applicator
The shooting didn’t stem from a bank robbery or another crime.
No but the fact that he was a convicted felon on parole who was armed with a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle tends to indicate that he had something other than a tea party in mind for his upcoming social schedule.
Not all cops are good or bad, they are people. The same goes for people caught in the system.
On balance I would dare to suggest that there is a slightly higher percentage of "bad" people among the prison population, than there is among the officers sworn to protect us from them.
Nelson Mandela was in jail so was Ghandi ( not the end of story).
And your logic here is what - felons are all really world leaders at heart and we should let them all go??