Re: Now tell me why our police should not be armed.
Originally Posted by bakerman
It won't stay just in London. Those people are drug users/dealers. It USED TO BE just in the big cities of America. It is now in EVERY town in America.
Even in the middle schools (grades 6-8).
Arming cops is opening Pandora's Box. I guarantee that once cops are armed, it is only a matter of time before cops will begin shooting unarmed civilians. Including little kids. Yes, that's right. I said little kids. I have lost track of how many little kids were killed by trigger happy cops.
Cops in America routinely
murder the homeless, severely mentally ill, and in one recent case, a nurse who was peacefully sleeping in her own bed when cops mistakenly raided the wrong house.
Cop culture is a macho culture. Not only that , but cop culture attracts those who enjoy violence.
So, if you want your relatives, friends, neighbors to be drug out of their cars and beaten within an inch of their lives, then by all means, arm cops. If you want your towns, villages etc to look like downtown Beirut, then by all means, arm cops.
It's a very slippery slope.
It is indeed a slippery slope, bakerman. Used to be there weren't all of the drugs and drug dealers years ago in the the small towns of America. There are now. Times have changed in every city across the world, including London and Beruit. You can't compare using a cop stick to threaten someone on drugs, like a common burglar of years past.
Cope routinely kill, maim and harm those innocents?? Yes, a few do. But you don't point out the millions of calls to service every single day for police to come to the aid of someone being abused, robbed, beaten, threatened with a weapon, or their home broken into. Compare the good and brave acts police do for the entire population of our country.
Tell me, Bakerman. Who do you call when you need assistance from a home breakin? Or when someone does a hit and run with your child? Or someone abducts your child from the playground? Or someone randomly holds up your corner grocery store while your wife is trying to buy bread?
I have an idea it won't be your next door neighbor druggie. Or thugs on the corner where you live. My guess is is the closest police department.
But then, if you bad mouth law enforcement on a routine basis, who else have you got to call??