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Originally posted by Nygdan
When a person kills a cop, the death penalty is agressively sought after, and I think in some places in the US, Canada, and the UK its actually on the books that it be sought. The rationale for this is that a cop is an agent of the state, and that killing a cop is agression against the state itself, which, of course, the state can't tolerate.
Given that line of reasoning, on the State and what it represents; should Cops who brutalize prisoners and citizens in their care be given the death penalty? I mean, the State is given great power by the people, because its recognized that power is sometimes needed. But when the State abuses that power, thats one of the worst things that it can do. So shouldn't, infact, cops who, and obviously there are borderline cases, but cops who are blatantly abusing their power and severely beating people while 'restraining' them and the like, shouldn't the State at least make it clear that this is equally intolerable as attacking the state, and execute these 'rogue' cops?
Indeed, shouldn't, perhaps, any offical agent of The State, who abuses their power in such extreme ways, be executed?