posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 03:58 PM
Originally posted by simples
reply to post by HappilyEverAfter
No I'm not, I'm saying if your breaking the law the cops should be rough with you.
I'm not saying force for force because if that was the case you could say a person driving a car under the influence is a deadly weapon so you could
Shouldnt there then be some civility and respect shown upon intial contact to make sure that what youre calling 'rough' doesnt become excessive and
then create a new crime itself?
Stern, and Sure does not translate or become permissive to Rough and Violent simply out of 'wanting it to be acceptable', there has to be a NEED to
engage at that level and there clearly was not,
the examples can be endless, and you already know that.
Rough, does not mean Right.
I'm not saying cuddle up and handle every situation like pre school day care, but there has to be a balance,
and with the rise in a military type approach to law enforcement there will come a tipping point to where
enforcement becomes incitement and escalation, and the preconcived view of LEO's will degrade to a point of fear and disrespect thus creating a
situation prior to any involvement by the citizens that,
'cops are bad theyre all out to get me, dont trust a cop',
and once that saturation point has been reached, once society as a whole retains that view, you will by nature of perceived default enter into a
mindset of lawlessness.
One of rebellion prior to engagement, one of perpetual conflict and threat of conflict.
Rough, is not right,
Rough should be reserved,regulated and of a last position to employ.