So who's right? Should the cops be tough enough to keep the local thuggery from being a threat to the neighborhoods, or should the cops just be nice guys until one of them feels threatened enough? I think that the burden is on society at large. The cops keep having to defend themselves from the mentality that is doing all the looting... they are the trouble amkers, and I don't doubt for minute that if alive Brown would have been among them carrying out expensive tires and wheels.
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"The law is reason, free from passion."
-Urban blacks don't trust police forces. That isn't ever going to change come good or bad times.
-Liberal and conservative whites do not care what happens in black, Hispanic areas and will never come good or bad times.
Things will never change. Some things were never meant to change for very precise reasons that are out of human political control.
It's the same reason liberal politicians can't prevent or hamper white flight phenomena. It is not controllable politically speaking. These are sociocultural phenomena that cannot be stopped.
Last edited by Ryan5; 08-19-14 at 08:50 PM.
Our police officers deserve better, or we will find ourselves with a lack of adequate men and women to do the job.
As an aside, color and race isn't a problem in the USA. Culture is.
"It is only when men contemplate the greatness of God that they can come to realize their own inadequacy." Jean Calvin
Then you go on an unwarranted rant about money. While the state collects fines, if any, from these violations, there is absolutely no monetary incentive for an officer from arrests and fines accumulated from their work.
The funny part about your last line about low income areas is that the majority of fines given in poverty areas to unpaid anyhow.