People who think the cops are our problem crack me up

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9 thoughts on “People who think the cops are our problem crack me up

    uvalduvalcuckoo said:
    May 18, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Doug – after reading Radley Balko’s book, I started to really look at things differently (once again) and even though a lot of people have read it, many of his points aren’t part of the discussion. Cops have to deal with some horrible stuff and the problem communities aren’t going to get any better (having little parental involvement, bad parental involvement when there is any, situations where you have several siblings from different fathers none of which are around etc etc). As I keep reading more, it seems there’s a supply side problem that’s not going to change – there are a ton of criminals being effectively created on an assembly line. i’m not sure there’s a way to fix that though through any policy decision (families that broken are not something you can just mandate away) . Balko really focuses on the drug war being the catalyst for much of the problem (on both sides) and I think there’s a lot to that – getting rid of no-knock raids for non-violent offenses would be a good start. I heard a few people note that they rules of Engagement in Iraq/Afghanistan were much stricter than what they are here and was how true that is? On a similar note, what are your thoughts on Police Unions? They seem to be getting a lot of blame in many circles in that they provide a lot of cover for the bad apples – but I’ve also read a lot of cops saying that without the unions they’d be strung out to dry by politically minded brass.

    Lou said:
    May 19, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Imagine being a teacher in a high school, about 5’4″ and 120 lbs, with that same kind of crap going on and no recourse, no power, no nothing.

    magus71 responded:
    May 19, 2015 at 5:22 am

    No thanks.

    T. J. Babson said:
    May 21, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Sorry, Magus. I would rather have more crime than live in a police state.

    T. J. Babson said:
    May 21, 2015 at 3:51 pm
    magus71 responded:
    May 21, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    It doesn’t have to be one or the other. But bad policing makes the news more than it should when compared with the behavior of many black people. The media hides black mob attacks, which occur frequently. Would a white person feel more safe walking through the town above, or waking by the front of the police department?

    magus71 responded:
    May 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    TJ,

    For the record, I agree with most things you say. But your thinking is like Thomas Jefferson’s. Mine is more John Adams. I think you probably understand the different views they had of the world. Neither one advocated totalitarianism. Adams and Jefferson died as friends. Bottom line for me is that in a democracy, the people form the character of the nation. Our people have become decadent and weak. And so is our nation. Our founding fathers would not only be concerned about the power and size of our government. They would be disgusted by the state of America’s people.

    magus71 responded:
    May 21, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Doesn’t surprise me a bit. it’s the same in the Army, so why not the Scouts?

    ajmacdonaldjr said:
    June 3, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Citizens help officer being attacked by intoxicated man, police say | Oklahoma City – OKC – http://www.koco.com/news/Citizens-help-officer-being-attacked-by-intoxicated-man-police-say/33377434 via @koconews

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