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Old 05-04-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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If someone is chasing you, you're probably going to run. Or turn and fight.

I've seen what cops can do, and how much they lie, and yes, steal, from people to know to never, ever, trust them. Cops SHOULD be the friend of law abiding citizens, they're only friends to themselves and their pockets.
If someone is chasing you then you are ALREADY RUNNING....
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: georgia
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No matter how dangerous the job, there will always be plenty of people willing to be a policeman. Having authority draws a certain personality to the job. Why do people want to be Wardens or prison guards- many realize it's the only way they can play the big man.
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Old 05-04-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: georgia
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Leave the inner cities to themselves. They don't want police around anyway. Allow it to implode from within itself.
I guess the children, older people and law abiding citizens there don't matter!
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Of course there is.

Follow procedure.

Listen to the person in custody when asking for medical attention.

Don't use brutality if not necessary.

Don't shoot to kill if the threat is gone since the person you want is fleeing with their back towards you. That means to me, the threat no longer exists.

If one truly wants to make a difference as a public servant, it takes humanity, compassion and not allowing oneself to become callous, mentally burnt out. If one can't use self control and good judgment, maybe that thankless job is not for you (general you).

all my opinion

Perfectly said
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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I think they start at around $50,000, retire at 50 with full pay and healthcare for life.
Not any department I know....
Around here officers get 1.8% to 2% per year for retirement. So, you would have to work 50 to 55 years to get full pay. Not only does mandatory retirement kick in before you can reach that point, but the entire state of Missouri has a 75% cap on pensions anyway.
"Healthcare for life" is a misnomer as it implies free healthcare for life. Yes, you can stay on the health insurance plan for life. But.... you have to pay the full current cost of the premiums (no employer contribution at all). Much better off using Medicare.
And lastly... starting pay $50k? Very few departments start at $50k. For many Missouri departments you cannot even reach $50k in your career without a promotion.
Not everywhere is New England. In fact, few states match New England.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:01 PM
 
Location: 23.7 million to 162 million miles North of Venus
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So it looked like a real gun.
Loehmann and Garmback didn't know if it had the toy-tip or not since they didn't see the full gun before Rice was shot...shoot first-ask questions later.


If you want to continue to re-hash this we can go back to the Rice thread.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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No one should be. These people don't understand the concept of laws, property rights or civilization. Consequently, any attempt to enforce such advanced concepts in these areas will be met with cries of abuse and discrimination as well as violence.

The person deciding to become a police officer in an urban area is asking for trouble in signing up for a war that is not winnable.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Would you if you are a black Cop you are called an Uncle Tom and if you are white cop your automatically a racist. Who would sign up for that job lol.. you would need to be loco.
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Old 05-04-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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I would never want to be one.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun
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Could it be masochism? We've all heard of thankless jobs. Maybe this the prototype of them.
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