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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    When you're dealing with an irrational element, yes, it is unprofessional. This is a clear-cut example where wisdom and forethought needs to trump emotion. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
    Yes, but it is up for the Police Departments and not the DOJ to make this call. There is no reason for the DOJ to even make a request like this and only makes the matter worse. By publicizing this, they now have made an even MORE volatile situation worse.

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Again, the DOJ does not have the authority to enforce such a demand to my knowledge, but it does have every right to ask the local police to change their policy or enforce, or whatever is appropriate here.
    Do all very liberal people find federal intimidation in local matters appropriate?

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which is pretty much every one except the tiny handful of us waiting for more information and not taking a side.
    Redress, you have taken a side when you approved of intimidation by the federal government in a local matter.

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Even easier, be a professional and don't wear bracelets to work that have the potential to make the situation you're trying to defuse worse.
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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department on Friday to order its officers not to wear bracelets in support of the white policeman who shot to death an unarmed black teenager last month, sparking protests.
    How did Reuters find that out?

    A racist federal government is doing its best to intimidate local officials while the feds pander to the Furgeson criminals. You know, the ones who have been breaking things, stealing things, setting things on fire. Those criminals who support their fellow gentle giant.

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Not part of the uniform.
    Would it be different if the the tables were turned? IOW, would those defending the DoJ interfering in a local police dept. if say the bracelets were being worn by the federal agents in support of Michael Brown?

    Yeah, I think the arguments would be totally turned 180 degrees, so this is a thread not about the bracelets at all, but about today's people like Holder and those he has put in place under him injecting when they should just not say anything at all, about such stupid stuff like that...It shows how liberals react emotionally to these types of things.
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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, but it is up for the Police Departments and not the DOJ to make this call. There is no reason for the DOJ to even make a request like this and only makes the matter worse. By publicizing this, they now have made an even MORE volatile situation worse.
    I agree the DOJ should not demand or order (which they didn't), but I have no issue with them requesting or advising. It is the local PD's final call.

    Given that, allowing them is shortsighted and foolish. The PD are supposed to be the wise and rationals ones, and should act accordingly.
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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Would it be different if the the tables were turned? IOW, would those defending the DoJ interfering in a local police dept. if say the bracelets were being worn by the federal agents in support of Michael Brown?

    Yeah, I think the arguments would be totally turned 180 degrees, so this is a thread not about the bracelets at all, but about today's people like Holder and those he has put in place under him injecting when they should just not say anything at all, about such stupid stuff like that...It shows how liberals react emotionally to these types of things.
    I agree its not really about the bracelets. But that is what they are going to use to enforce it at the department.

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, but it is up for the Police Departments and not the DOJ to make this call. There is no reason for the DOJ to even make a request like this and only makes the matter worse. By publicizing this, they now have made an even MORE volatile situation worse.
    How have they made the situation worse?

    And I don't see what's irrational about the public expecting the police department to not PUBLICLY, IN UNIFORM, ON DUTY take sides in an active investigation. Seems like the bare minimum the community could expect would be the police officers of their town at least pretend to be impartial while ON THE JOB.

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I agree the DOJ should not demand or order (which they didn't), but I have no issue with them requesting or advising. It is the local PD's final call.

    Given that, allowing them is shortsighted and foolish. The PD are supposed to be the wise and rationals ones, and should act accordingly.
    I didn't say the DOJ demanded it, however, it is not even in their realm to ask for it.

    As for the PD, that is THEIR choice on how they want to do it. If I were running the PD I would have it in the policy to not wear it, only because I know it will aggravate the iditos that want to riot and would most likely put the officers in higher risk.

    HOWEVER, with that said, I am not running the PD and I also understand the want of the officers to support their fallen comrade. Either way it is not MINE or the DOJ business on how the PD is run and the very fact this request by them is public puts the Police officers at risk even more.

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