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Old 05-02-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Hyde Park, MA
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I trust them to protect the average civilian. Do I trust them in a one on one situation as a black man? In terms of justice? Heck no.
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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do you trust your nations police force

I don't know how i am supposed to answer this, my country has ALOT of police officers and i have only come in contact with maybe 0.0001% of them.
as an institution , arm of the state
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I think the US Marshalls serve as the nations police force... i'm pretty happy with the way they do things, they seem very professional and well trained.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Yes
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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No-our Governments have been militarizing the local police forces under the guise of the war on "drugs" and "terrorism". Most Cops are good, but that doesn't mean that they will stand up to the bad ones or be able to influence the unjust nature of the judicial system.

CIA, FBI and Homeland Security I trust even less. Given the tainted history of the FBI/CIA they barely deserve respect.
This! Our nation is becoming a police state with nearly every government department having a SWAT team. Why does the education department need a SWAT team? Even the local police have now become very militarized with tactical gear and assault rifles being the norm. Community policing is dead. Most officers practice intimidation and are trained to try and entrap or trick you into giving up your rights, or they simply ignore them and hope you don't know any better. Never trust American law enforcement.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Yeah, I suppose I do. I trust the large majority of the Windsor Police Department, and the RCMP.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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For the most part, yes, but they're only human, and are capable of making mistakes, or acting on natural human instincts like selfishness and greed.. so I don't expect too much. Plus, like in other countries, they have used excessive and brute force when it is unnecessary, sometimes with dire consequences - such as the poor man who was killed during the 2009 G20 protests.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Yes, I do.
No one is perfect though.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I don't entirely trust any police anywhere in the world, however I would prefer to be dealt with by civil police with some accountability rather than the paramilitary or indeed full military police services that patrol the streets in many parts of the world.

I also prefer countries where Policing is based on Robert Peel's concept of policing by consent and where as Robert Peel famously remarked the "the police are the people and the people are the police".

Peelian Principles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Yes I do, most people do.
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