Started by D. Engebretson, June 06, 2020, 09:41:37 AM
Quote from: John_Hannah on June 06, 2020, 09:50:25 AMI agree with Governor Coumo. 99.99% of police officers are good and do good. We need to keep funding their departments. But. . . .Peace, JOHN
Quote from: Charles Austin on June 06, 2020, 10:33:15 AMWe need to be putting more money into police departments, not less. But the money shouldn't go for combat style weapons, or more riot gear. Screening of candidates, more training, continued training, or community based policing. Require the cops to at least live in the town that employs them.
Quote from: peter_speckhard on June 06, 2020, 10:49:51 AM And if you paid them enough to do it, the cop in a nice house next to his neighbor's hovel would only increase the resentment.
Quote from: Richard Johnson on June 06, 2020, 11:10:55 AMQuote from: peter_speckhard on June 06, 2020, 10:49:51 AM And if you paid them enough to do it, the cop in a nice house next to his neighbor's hovel would only increase the resentment.Boy, is that the human condition. I recently learned that the guy that lives in a house up the street, much bigger and "nicer" than mine, is a local police officer. My immediate thought was, "A cop can afford a house like that?" Not a pretty thought, but I confess it went through my mind.
Quote from: Daniel Lee Gard on June 06, 2020, 09:49:04 AMThis is insane. I have never owned a weapon but, if a police force no longer existed, I would be armed to the teeth as our country descends into anarchy and vigilante and lynch mobs.