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Response to pipoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 15, 2014, 12:10 PM

2. If only one good apple could unspoil the whole bunch.

I think that we need to get smart on crime in this country, rather than tough & stupid. We have too many laws that have pitted law enforcement against the people. The war on drugs needs to end. The military gear needs to go back to the national guard armory. Civil asset forfeiture laws need to be repealed. No knock raids need to be outlawed and anything obtained from them needs to be thrown out in court. The privatized prison industry needs to be shut down. Also, when police get sued and lose in court because they killed someone or violated their civil rights, the settlement should come out of the police pension fund rather than getting covered by the tax payers. Police need to be held to account like most everyone else in this country and should have to pay when they break the law. I say 'most everyone else' because I realized that the torturers from the CIA have walked. The bankers who crashed our economy have walked. There are wealthy people who get off because of excuses like 'affluenza' because they're too rich to know right from wrong. Basically the police aren't going to change themselves. They have too much power, and it needs to be dialed way back. They really aren't police anymore, they are an occupying military force. I guess to answer your question directly, the answer is yes, but that change is going to have to come from the outside. Law enforcement isn't going to change itself.

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