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I agree. But continually just yelling "cops are bad mkay" is only compounding the problem.
I don't think 800 thousand cops for 330 Million Americans is too much..
Turns out the cops are more dangerous than the imaginary terrorists:
Over 5,000 people have been killed in the US by police than US soldiers have fallen during the Iraq war over the last 10 years. The figure seems to reflect the increased militarization of police and, shockingly, means that you are 29 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist
The Lip TV linkedit on 020081pmTuesdayf00Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:00:02 -0600America/Chicago by signalfire because: link doesn't work
The MRAP is not the only gift Utah law enforcement agencies have received from the military. In the two-year period beginning in October 2011, Utah police received 1,230 rifles, according to records the Defense Department provided to The Tribune. Utah police also received four grenade launchers. link
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We spend far more on 'terrorism' than we do proper policing. Perhaps if it was the reverse we would not have a perceived cop problem in the US.
You took an oath just the same as me, Sheriff.
To protect and serve.
Not to harass and douche.
Just 'cause you have a badge doesn't mean you can treat people any way you like.
And as a law enforcement professional, you have an obligation to be more ethically upstanding than the average man, not less.
Now, get the hell out of my town.