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Old 02-02-2018, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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How are Duterte's policies viewed in the Philippines? Do many people support his crackdown or is there major opposition?
I can't really say. A lot of people supported him just for his drug crackdown, and are now unwilling to acknowledge his down sides.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Most cops are unarmed here, but they can hit us with their batons.
If you're going to respond to questions about "your country", please identify it.

When I lived in St. John's, Newfoundland, the city police were still unarmed.l The Newfoundland Constabulary was considered to be a bunch of pretty tough cookies. Always won the annual hockey game against the RCMP, largely through intimidation. But I don't ever recall hearing about the police exercising any uncalled for brutality. But they thought some was called for.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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I hate to admit it, but as an American, I'm much more fearful of police in my home country, than of police in any of the other countries that I have visited. I suppose that the fact that courts here rarely prosecute police, even when caught on camera committing murder, plays a large role in this.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:50 PM
 
Location: southern california
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In my country people kill each other a lot but do not fear each other only the police
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:35 AM
 
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systematic corruption within the irish police force is only really coming to public attention quite recently , one of the key stories currently gripping the country is a public enquiry into how a lone officer reported corruption to his superiors only for the entire force to turn on him , the corruption involved the tearing up of speeding fines for important individuals , this lone cop felt this was wrong and made formal complaints about the offending officers , turns out the practice was widespread , they then attempted to stitch him up as a paedophile and drag his reputation through the mud , with regard the child abuse false allegation ( the officer received a public appology for this smear ) , the young daughter of a serving officer was charged with accusing this officer of interfering with her , this straight cops own colleague used his own daughter to try and tarnish his name , the conspiracy has so far resulted in the resignation of two police commissioners who were both involved in the organised smear

as a people we have always held our police force to an incredibly low standard of ethics , i myself had two uncles who served in the police but personally believe the institution is rotten to the core with corruption , the media were a disgrace down the years and were unconditionally deferential towards the force , some journalists were nothing short of full time shills for the police
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:41 AM
 
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Not remotely close to the level in the US but it's not unheard of either. There have been a few shooting incidents (like in a car chase-like scenario) and some controversies regarding the handling of protests (beating, arresting etc.). The most recent one was a public outcry against cops forcing the protestors into the car then drove them like half an hour away from the spot. They had to take a cab home. Idk how that compares to other countries though.

It used to be a lot worse, though again it used to be a dictatorship so it'd be more surprising if it used to be better.
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Police Brutality in England & Wales is dealt with by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) formerly known as the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). The police do not investigate themselves in relation to serious allegations of any kind.

Independent Office for Police Conduct

In Scotland it's the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC).

Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC)

Whilst in Northern Ireland it is the Police Ombudsman and in Southern Ireland the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission

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Old 02-03-2018, 05:20 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Police are held in extremely high regard in Finland, and they've deserved it.
In the United States, the police are held in high regard by conservatives (Republicans) and regarded suspiciously by liberals (Democrats).

It is highly partisan.
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Please share how things are handled in your nation, i hear many police departments around the world don't carry guns on their person, they keep a gun in the trunk of their car and need approval from their supervisor to use it.

How is the relationship between police and the people in your country?

Thank you in advanced for any input, this is for my own educational purposes and ideas how to look into making this country a better place for all people.
The vast majority of police in Great Britain do not routinely carry guns and rely on specialist firearms support in the shape of armed response vehicles, which are fast cars with officers armed with Machine Guns and Pistols and Specialist Highly Trained Armed Teams for armed operations.

The numbers of armed police are around 5% of police officers, although in some cities this rises to around 10%, this still means around 90 to 95% of police officers do not carry firearms. They do however have access to non-lethals such as sprays, batons, taser and wear protective clothing, and have emergency buttons on their personal radios they can press and which alerts all units that an officer is in distress.

Airwave: The Emergency Button

Police patrolling Airports, Railway Stations (British Transport Police) and sensitive sites are often armed, as are police patrolling military areas and nuclear plants have their own armed police known as the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

Police Firearms Officers Association: PFOA



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Old 02-03-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Seems that in countries where the law enforcement is highly regarded also tend to have a higher tendency to wipe wrongdoings under the mat.

That being said, I'd rather encounter a RCMP any day than an US cop or French Gendarme.
I don't fear any police in Canada. The vast, vast majority of police officers, weather VPD or RCMP are great people. I've known a few in my time, both city and RCMP. They are dedicated and truly want to help.

Of course others may have different experiences, but overall I think the police are well respected in Canada.
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