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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

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    Iraq vs Ferguson.

    Would you label the pictures so we know which is which...

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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    What the hell is wrong with the Pauls ?

    Pula Sr is off his friken rocker and Jr is not far behind.

    And Sr is my Rep !

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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    -And now, as you said, he is pissing off the Tea Party by admitting to racial biases in the criminal justice system.

    Can you show me where the Tea Party, a low tax, small government movement, makes any broad claim as to the fairness of the justice system?
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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police
    Senator Rand Paul on Ferguson: We Must Demilitarize the Police - TIME


    I think this ends any chance of Rand Paul getting the Rep nomination for Pres

    As it is I agree overall with the article
    There's a lot of work to be done with our current police forces. Demilitarization is just the first part, but they must be held accountable for their actions as well, abuse of power and crime must be severely punished. Power and law need to be curtailed and limited. This aggressive, authoritarian, Big Brother BS didn't start with the militarization of our police, that's just one piece of it. Thus we have to address the full of the problem to combat the problem.
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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Would you label the pictures so we know which is which...
    The ones on the bottom picture have "POLICE" printed on them in bold letters. The ones on the top are wearing desert camouflage gear.

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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    We also must reinforce the fourth amendment and now allow most of the current exceptions for the need for a search or arrest warrant.
    I wonder just how you'd propose going about that. Warrantless searches, etc. are authorized by quite a few Supreme Court decisions that have been in place for quite a few years. The decision the Court really should have overruled, but certainly never will, is Miranda v. Arizona. It's not a Fourth Amendment decision, but it has been hampering police throughout the U.S. for almost fifty years now. Many thousands of violent criminals have been unnecessarily released because of technicalities involving their "Miranda warning," and they have certainly committed thousands more violent crimes that could have been prevented.

    Miranda is one of the Supreme Court's turkeys, although not as notoriously bad a turkey as Roe v. Wade. Short of maybe Dred Scott v. Sandford, nothing could be.

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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    he also believes that businesses have the right to discriminate based on race, on the theory that it's their own private business.
    So do I. I don't believe there is any constitutional authority for federal laws prohibiting private discrimination.

    I'm not a great fan of Rand Paul, and his remarks about racial bias in the enforcement of our laws make me like him even less. The claim that racism infects the American legal system is a disgusting slander. It's part of the efforts of America-hating commies to indoctrinate Americans that this country is rotten to the core, has been so right from its beginning--and therefore is not worth defending. It's very disappointing to see someone as intelligent as Rand Paul, who should know better, contributing to those efforts.

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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    What the hell is wrong with the Pauls ?

    Pula Sr is off his friken rocker and Jr is not far behind.

    And Sr is my Rep !
    Still?
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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    The ones on the bottom picture have "POLICE" printed on them in bold letters. The ones on the top are wearing desert camouflage gear.
    Thanks, but that was tongue-in-check.... I knew which was which, I was merely underscoring the poster's point.

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    Re: Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Thanks, but that was tongue-in-check.... I knew which was which, I was merely underscoring the poster's point.
    Ah, my bad.

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