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Truth. I actually had a poster arguing with me yesterday that, in the middle of a life or death altercation, cops should be considering the political ramifications of their actions. Someone actually said that to me, and was 100% serious about it.
originally posted by: Ellie Sagan
a reply to: Boadicea
You made a very general statement about people being more afraid of the cops than the thugs. That's not true. SOME people are...
I'm not, don't presume to speak for everyone.
Further, I would say, if you are afraid of them, then that's saying more about you than the people in that profession.
Also, if they did decide to strike or whatever, it's not to make things harder on people. It would be to make a point that they can't properly do their jobs when they are being attacked left and right, and even being immediately fired for trying to get a situation under control, even when they are in danger. So many of these incidents are not police brutality as so many are trying to present them.
So in your mind, cops should lay down and let a situation get worse. Got it.
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.