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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Portlandís Mayor Decided to Replace Police on Horseback With Unarmed Cops. Where Are They?

    https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/20...here-are-they/



    So here it is...maybe. Cops (some) will be replaced with "community relations responders".

    The idea is that the community responder will show up for stuff like property crime and incidents with the homeless. They'll have a cop with them, maybe, but it will be their job to make the complainant feel better about calling the authorities.

    Well, why not? What's the worst that could happen? I mean, cops are dangerous and kill innocent people, right? Why not send someone to hand out hugs and warm wishes?
    England makes cops go unarmed at first so they learn to use their words and not intimidation.

    Seems to work for them.

    Sounds like a good idea to me.

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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fledermaus View Post
    Social workers and meter maids aren't bulletproof either.
    Nobody is, but not every governmental employee that deals with the public is armed, with the authority of the police to detain, and arrest people. Should we arm them all, give librarians firearms just in case?
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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fledermaus View Post
    Broad Brush arguments = Narrow Mind arguments.
    That's not a narrow minded argument, that's hate.

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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Portlandís Mayor Decided to Replace Police on Horseback With Unarmed Cops. Where Are They?

    https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/20...here-are-they/



    So here it is...maybe. Cops (some) will be replaced with "community relations responders".

    The idea is that the community responder will show up for stuff like property crime and incidents with the homeless. They'll have a cop with them, maybe, but it will be their job to make the complainant feel better about calling the authorities.

    Well, why not? What's the worst that could happen? I mean, cops are dangerous and kill innocent people, right? Why not send someone to hand out hugs and warm wishes?
    Could work in some situations. I hope they give it enough thought so these unarmed individuals aren't inadvertently placed in a dangerous situation.
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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Nobody is, but not every governmental employee that deals with the public is armed, with the authority of the police to detain, and arrest people. Should we arm them all, give librarians firearms just in case?
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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's not a narrow minded argument, that's hate.
    I stand corrected.
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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fledermaus View Post
    Social Worker shows up on the CBS News top twenty most dangerous jobs.
    And stressful, front line workers generally overworked, with low pay.

    It is surprising to me given the broad success of Victim Culture that these jobs are as crappy as they are.
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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Portland Oregon is the laughing stock of the nation.....the poster child of all leftist policies gone wrong.
    Naw, I think San Francisco still holds the #1 spot. Seattle is way up that list fighting for the #1 spot and Portland is up there too.

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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Most British Police do not regularly carry guns, and seem to do just fine. Are American cops less competent than British cops?





    Now as to the above expected duties of the unarmed personal (who would not be full police officers ) do not seem to require firearms to perform.
    I don't know if I would agree with that..

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-crimes-alone/

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    Re: I've suggested this as a joke but Portland comes through!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarchon View Post
    There's no such thing as a good cop.
    Yes, there is such a thing. In fact they make the vast majority.

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