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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post


    I don't need the police to protect me, so I'm kind of indifferent.
    Well that is a stupid statement. Unless you live where there are no police at all, they do protect you/ That is like saying you don't need the government to do anything for you, while driving down the road.
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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    Seems like a standard paretian distribution to me...

    (Paretian discributions are a common occurance when you are looking at performance metrics of this sort).
    Good word, and a new one for me.










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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Police overestimate their importance to the protection of communities. They exaggerate the dangers of their jobs.

    Furthermore when you actually do need police it takes them forever to show up because they were too busy pulling someone over for not wearing a seat-belt or showing up with 6 officers because some dude was selling cigarettes on the streets.
    I don't agree. It's apparent some people underestimate the importance of police in protecting their communities. And there are those who just don't like them getting in the way of what they want to do.

    There are sections of town where I live where crime is so rife, the police do not enter without backup. Do you think if they never entered those areas the crime would improve?

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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    Seems like a standard paretian distribution to me...

    (Paretian discributions are a common occurance when you are looking at performance metrics of this sort).
    When it comes to quality policing, which in the USA has led to all of these civilian deaths, I'd really hope we're doing better than a 80/20 rule.
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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    The phrase serve and protect might make sense for something like security guards, but with an enforcement force like the police it makes no sense at all. They serve to enforce the laws of the state, not to protect the people. If there is a police officer out there thinking they are protecting the people perhaps they can tell me why people are arrested for victimless crimes. Exactly how does that work towards protecting people?

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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    just put cameras on all of them. that will do a lot to solve the problem, and will protect both the cop and the person being arrested. the solution here is obvious.
    While I agree that using those body camera is a good step, it won't help with the feelings that the cops are just racist.

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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    When it comes to quality policing, which in the USA has led to all of these civilian deaths, I'd really hope we're doing better than a 80/20 rule.
    I don't want to even imagine the implications if it were normally distributed.

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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Police overestimate their importance to the protection of communities. They exaggerate the dangers of their jobs.

    Furthermore when you actually do need police it takes them forever to show up because they were too busy pulling someone over for not wearing a seat-belt or showing up with 6 officers because some dude was selling cigarettes on the streets.
    Tell that to those living in Chicago:


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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well that is a stupid statement. Unless you live where there are no police at all, they do protect you/ That is like saying you don't need the government to do anything for you, while driving down the road.
    Any protection they might offer is by chance, not by design.

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    Re: Philly Mayor: ‘You Have Some Police Officers Who Are Increasingly Afraid...."

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    just put cameras on all of them. that will do a lot to solve the problem, and will protect both the cop and the person being arrested. the solution here is obvious.
    Is Santa going to bring them all cameras for Christmas? The magical fairies going to pay for and authorize the system for every county in the US? You know the cops aren't federal, right?

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