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Why should the police protect protesters?

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Sink' started by OldWiseGuy, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Who are they to protect them from? Shouldn't the police protect property in the vicinity of protests as this is where the destruction and looting also occur (Protests, Act 2-Destruction of property and looting). And doesn't the police presence endanger both police and protesters? And why protect those who throw things at you and want to abolish your job? It's crazy.
     
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  2. Shemjaza

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    Because it's your duty?

    It's not rocket science. They aren't supposed to be a gang or a cult dedicated to their own representation.

    They are public servants, not anointed warriors of the King.

    Also, you aren't born police nor are you kidnapped and pressed into it. If you can't do the job with diligence and honour, you should quit.
     
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  3. Jonathan Walkerin

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    Because it is your job you have sworn to do ?
     
  4. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    That doesn't seem to working out very well for the police lately.

    Many do quit, in fact it's a national problem.
     
  5. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Standing by while the protesters burn the city down? Perhaps they need a better plan, like standing between the protestors and private property.
     
  6. Silmarien

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    You're always going to find police at massive gatherings. Protests aren't any different from parades in that respect.
     
  7. Jonathan Walkerin

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    That is unfortunate. It does not change their mission or duty however.

    Let’s hope some of the good ones eventually come back.
     
  8. Jonathan Walkerin

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    Their resources are limited.

    So which city has been burned down ? Media has been oddly quiet about it ?
     
  9. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    I would ask for a source, but I'm not that guy.
     
  10. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Then they should protect the law abiding rather than the lawless.
     
  11. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    They have an impossible mission. Many cops quit when they realize this.
     
  12. Jonathan Walkerin

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    You can only do what you can do. Can’t win them all.
     
  13. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    That's why people are buying guns (again).
     
  14. Shemjaza

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    Good?

    I'll take no police over false police. If the bare minimum of do their job without brutality and murder is too much for them then they shouldn't be in the job.

    We have systems for dealing with and identifying the lawless... and it isn't supposed to be "The police deal violence as they choose and declare the victims among the lawless after the fact.".
     
  15. Shemjaza

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    When did that ever stop?
     
  16. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    So you would toss the baby out with the wash water?
     
  17. Jonathan Walkerin

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    Yes, interesting how little those guns have changed anything.

    Like what one or two looters shot by someone defending their property and few vigilantes patrolling on end of nowhere with questionable need of their contribution.

    What happened to “we are ready and will uphold the law and order of the real US with guns if necessary “ crowd ?
     
  18. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    You'll find them in small towns in red states. Men in big cities haven't the stomach for it.
     
  19. Tone

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    Really, because I thought protesters...well...protested?

    So protesting is suddenly lawbreaking?
     
  20. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Protester and looters are joined at the hip; a marriage made in hell.
     
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