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Mon Aug 25, 2014, 03:49 PM

This is the biggest problem in America today.


http://tinyurl.com/logosocolink


I do not know how to make a small, fancy link (this one has to be copied and pasted), but I really wanted to post this. (...thanks guys, I guess little old ladies on the internet is another problem in this country, but easily fixed!)

Over the years I see these stories here and there, but, this page really makes it clear that this is not just a huge problem, it is...well, what better way to say it than overkill.

This page shows that it is past time to end the drug war. Counties and cites are too reliant on the money that brings, and they are becoming more and more brazen with killing and maiming citizens.

Now would be a good time for the good cops out there to step out from behind that thin blue line and say enough is enough. Cops should be there to help communities and solve the actual crimes, not create new ones.

I hope the death of Michael Brown was the thing that changed where we are going in this area.

I cannot wish enough peace to all the families affected by this. Something has to change.

It is said that there are more people killed by police in America than those that were killed in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars.

We need to be working on protecting the environment and helping those in countries worse off than our own. How can we do that successfully when we have this type of thing going on?

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logosoco Aug 2014 OP
NYC_SKP Aug 2014 #1
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jimmy the one Aug 2014 #3
logosoco Aug 2014 #5
rock Aug 2014 #4

Response to logosoco (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 03:54 PM

1. Here. I made a small fancy link for you to the article.

 

I hope it works!

Just checked, it seems to work.

http://tinyurl.com/logosocolink

Kicked and recommended.

One reason I'm such a strong proponent for the Second Amendment is that we live in a police state.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 03:56 PM

2. Replace the '@' in the web address with '%40' to make the link work.

https://medium.com/%40blairerickson/when-people-ask-why-i-have-a-problem-with-american-law-enforcement-its-hard-to-come-up-with-a-61c9e423b003

Or put it in a link tag:

[div class="excerpt" style="display:inline-block; margin-left:1em; margin-right:2px; border:1px solid #bfbfbf; border-radius:0.4615em; box-shadow:-1px -1px 3px #bfbfbf inset;"][link:web address|your text]


[div class="excerpt" style="word-wrap:break-word; margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em; border:1px solid #bfbfbf; border-radius:0.4615em; box-shadow:-1px -1px 3px #bfbfbf inset;"][link:https://medium.com/@blairerickson/when-people-ask-why-i-have-a-problem-with-american-law-enforcement-its-hard-to-come-up-with-a-61c9e423b003|your text]
your text
 

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 04:27 PM

3. state of the cops

logosoco: This is the biggest problem in America today.

.. referring to police brutality or corruption, I gather. Then you post a collage of a hundred or so pictures & stories of police brutality, incompetence, or corruption, as if transmogrifying isolated incidents done over years is significant proof that they are the biggest problem in America today.
.. police do around 200 justifiable shootings yearly (iirc), while the vast majority are done by non-cops; similar stats with woundings & aggravated assaults - cops don't do well in the robbery category tho, civilians win that one hands down.
.. yes cops can be incompetent, corrupt, & brutal, but they generally aren't if you are civil enough.

nyc skip: One reason I'm such a strong proponent for the Second Amendment is that we live in a police state.

I doubt if you'd said 'police state' in 1791 they'd've known what you were talking about.
You should amend that to 'proponent for gun ownership'.
Cops are more prone to be pro gun than average (imo), due the nature of their work.

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Response to jimmy the one (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 05:12 PM

5. Interaction with police does not always end up like these examples.

Many are much less severe but lead to disenfranchisement due to felonies. Tickets and fines for those in low income areas fund the municipality while taking a huge chunk of family budgets. When the city depends on this revenue they often target people severely for minor offenses.

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Response to logosoco (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 04:36 PM

4. If the old man had had a gun and defended himself killing the cop

in the process and the facts all made it to court, what would the legal ruling have been? I'm merely trying to draw an analogy. Of course, I may inadvertently be making a case for how dangerous a cop's job is.

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