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Originally posted by digital_desire
a horde of internet armchair general whine and complain
take to the street? nah.. over their dead body..
Originally posted by RedGolem
reply to post by Titen-Sxull
thanks for taking the time to note that we do needs laws and police to keep us safe despite all the negative things that are being mentioned here.
Originally posted by Miraj
reply to post by RedGolem
I've consistently wondered what we can do about this.
There are so many laws on the books, it would be impossible to ask our elected officials to repeal them one by one, that wouldnt accomplish anything because it would be too long a process and by the time one is gone, five would have been put in place.
Originally posted by grrrrt
The only problem with that list is that many of those arrests would've never happened unless someone called the cops on them(snitched). Do you really think the police would be snooping around a random families house to make sure no presents were opened early? Or linger around students desks in school to see if they've written anything on them?
Of course it's hella ridiculous that LEO's would enforce law onto these minor things, but you can't forget about the *SNIP*ing people making those 911 calls on these victims in the first place. Those same people would probably sue anybody any chance they got, because if you haven't noticed there are those out there that abuse our law enforcement and courts.
But I think the real problem is the people above the LEO's that are making these dumb laws, as an officers job entitles them to enforce those laws no matter how ludicrous they are.edit on 28-12-2010 by grrrrt because: (no reason given)edit on 28-12-2010 by grrrrt because: spelling
Originally posted by Chett
After the revolution in Romania they threw out ALL the laws. Then they went thru the pile and took the good ones and passed them. I would add that no 'law' should be more than 2 pages and should be understandable by anyone with a HS diploma, get rid of the legalise.
Originally posted by DaMod
Makes you wonder about what we are leaving our children doesn't it?
It's not just the US anymore either although this thread does pertain to the US. It's almost any nation anymore.
Originally posted by Ironclad
LOL some of these so called offences and the over the top reactions from TPTB, are insane...