View Poll Results: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control

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Thread: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

    No, they should be under the control of their local community. If there isn't an effective system in place to do that in a particular community then implement a system.

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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

    I'm the guy who voted "other".

    I did so because I feel that federal control of all law enforcement would be extremely dangerous, and while it might solve some problems it would create others that would potential be worse than those federalization was intended to solve.

    But I suspect that is the direction that we're going to go because the alternative is that local (and to a lesser degree state) police forces will have to police themselves and that is clearly something they are completely unwilling or unable to do.
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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

    Hell no, it would another bureaucracy and cabinet position to manage.


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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

    Jesus ****ing titty Christ no.
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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Yes.

    Local police have no oversight. They're completely corrupt and petty.
    Right, because there's no chance of that with the fed involved.

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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?


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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

    Perhaps the oversight of police and investigation of police misconduct should be federal, in order to give distance between those whom police work with every day and those who must ensure they follow the rules.
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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

    Absolutely not, though we should have proper check and balance to ensure proper policing.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Perhaps the oversight of police and investigation of police misconduct should be federal, in order to give distance between those whom police work with every day and those who must ensure they follow the rules.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Absolutely not, though we should have proper check and balance to ensure proper policing.
    Isn't that what the DOJ does already?

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    Re: Should the police be under federal control instead of local control?

    No, but it's worth noting that Obama was referring to the size of the peace corps in the video presented, not a national police force, gestapo or anything of the sort.

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