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What if we somehow got rid of the police?
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Posted 12/4/14
Robocops all around, would totally work better
Posted 12/4/14

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I apologize if you felt offended, it was not my intent, I was simply asking for whatever source you used in order to come up with your conclusion. Back on topic, I could agree with you; I am not quite sure it is an idiot problem. I hang out with people who aren't the sharpest tools in the drawers, but they're not bad people.


Not offended. You just irked me. I'm over it now.
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xDeadlyDollx wrote:

If this was an essay, half of you will get F's...

The question is about what you think would happen if the cops get fed up with the generalized racism accusations and bad press and decide to one day just go on strike and ignore 911 calls, not about what is the "real problem" or how we fix that.

*sigh* This is starting to get extremely boring.


Did you know that police strikes have happened? We know what the effect would be, and it's trivially easy to look that information up. Excuse me for trying to spur a more interesting conversation than "Can you people use Google?"

This thread is pointless.
Posted 12/4/14 , edited 12/4/14

BlueOni wrote:

Did you know that police strikes have happened? We know what the effect would be, and it's trivially easy to look that information up. Excuse me for trying to spur a more interesting conversation than "Can you people use Google?"

This thread is pointless.


I never said it had a point. I had a thought, was curious what other people might imagine, and made a thread. Don't get upset with me if I really don't care about what you consider an interesting conversation.
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To be honest, the police go away, some chaos, then something else steps in to fill the vacuum. It might be better or worse, (probably worse).

What else would happen?


Some chaos? Pfft.

Ever seen "The Purge"? It'll be exactly like that, doubly so if you live in an area where others assume that you have nice things. And not only will here be looting, without the police, what's to stop someone from killing you because they didn't like something you said to them?

If people are already engaging in this type of behavior with the police on duty, imagine how it would be if there was no one that would protect you without you shelling out thousands for their help?



No... not really.

The law itself is a funny thing. It's completely illusionary, yet people think it's something damned near absolute and universal. And that it's infallible in its enforcement, (i.e. somebody's going to get you if you do wrong, and, conversely everyone's evil and it's only the law that keeps them from being that way).

We panicked when our government shut down for a few weeks. Not a damned thing really changed, unless you were a government employee, in which case, you didn't get a paycheck. That's it. NTM else.

People also aren't.... Well... evil. They're opportunistic as fuck, but they aren't "evil". I highly doubt all these "evil" people will come out and do wrong all at once, and especially not in any organized fashion. Nevertheless as people step out of line, first will come back rules of which neighbors may either "arrest" their law breaking neighbors, or something like duels might come back, and from there, elected law keepers, and then police again.

Mind you, even that sort of thing would take a really long time to happen, and assumes that we'd be adamantly fighting against just swapping the police out for another group like the police overnight.
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Posted 12/4/14
how about everyone put the police all on camera so they're all super careful and dont go shooting innocent people like a plague.
Posted 12/4/14
Well it wouldn't end well for a lot of people especially for the ones getting victimized. People should just be grateful that they are there in the first place.
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We need the police - for without some sort of rules in place, well...It would be utterly mad.

But the police need to be robots.

Yes, robots.

Sogno- 
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Posted 12/4/14
no i have a medical condition that requires seeing men in uniform


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xDeadlyDollx wrote:

I never said it had a point. I had a thought, was curious what other people might imagine, and made a thread. Don't get upset with me if I really don't care about what you consider an interesting conversation.


Touche. We can and often do have pointless conversations here, and it's your prerogative to have another one. What would happen if law enforcement officers suddenly stopped doing their jobs? Exactly what happens during a police strike, only in more places at once. If every single law enforcement agency in the US initiated a strike at the same time no one would be enforcing the laws until someone else was either brought in or stepped up. If you're at all familiar with the western expansion of the United States and the legal system of frontier towns, I imagine it would look quite a bit like that.

As for the flame bait you love to throw out all the time? Right again. I really should report flame bait instead of eating it up. Noted, and I'll do so from now on. I'm not your student, and frankly I'm not here for your entertainment either. If my posts dissatisfy you, too bad.
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Well at least the OP was being sarcastic.....though sarcasm through the Internet is difficult to detect for most people. Myself, included.
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Oni she is clearly trolling.. let it go..
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Posted 12/4/14
BAD IDEA. People who need the police for emergencies won't be able to survive. That's setting up a mass grave.
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There are no true absences of power.. a new government would rise with its own police.. each government/society sets up laws so people get along with each other and (hopefully) don't kill, maim, or rob each other blind.. when there is a vacuum, something else moves in and takes its place.. societies need police to make sure the rules are enforced..
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Sarah_Blight wrote:

Oni she is clearly trolling.. let it go..

I thought maybe the OP wanted to gauge our curiosities over all that's been happening in Ferguson or wherever....of course, I don't keep up to date with it all, since it's not just Ferguson but also other towns and cities. It's all the same process, too:
Black guy gets shot by a cop (white cop, usually a heterosexual Caucasian male) because he was supposedly presenting hostility towards him, then the dead black guy is upheld as a martyr and presented with pictures of him in his youth, then everyone rallies up and demands divine punishment or retribution towards evil Whitey after centuries of oppression (as well as a worse-than-the-Holocaust event that happened in the 1800's), then the cop is found not guilty and the entire town is ripped apart. Usually when the town is ripped apart, stuff from stores are looted, because quite often these riots are but an excuse to pillage and steal....what's strange, though, is that despite all the black preachings of "brothahood" and how all blacks need to stand united, black store-owners are not spared during these riots, and they fall victim to similar pillaging and looting, sometimes worse off in the end than their counterparts.

I apologize if anything I said sounded racist, but after years of observation, I've just gotten more cynical. To me the problem is that people are more focused on identity instead of equality. I think maybe the media has something to do with it, too, because people watch the news and other mediums like movies and television, and sentimentalization of various events can trigger certain emotions in viewers. Inevitably, though, the media is only interested in making money, and it's our problem if we become affected by what the media shows us, so we have to deal with whatever and/or however we perceive.
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