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Offline Black Dog

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Re: Defund the Police
« Reply #75 on: January 14, 2021, 10:05:29 am »
In my neighborhood, "those people" are mostly white meth-heads, and sharing European ancestry with them doesn't make me feel better about them doing whatever they want.

I agree with the premise that comprehensive mental health programs, drug rehabilitation, and anti-poverty programs could have a significant impact on the amount of crime that occurs. And I think that the majority of people are decent people who wouldn't commit serious crime even if there were not police around. However, I also believe that there are people who would commit violence and other kinds of lawlessness if there were no police around.

 -k

Those are probably the people who would commit violence and other kinds of lawlessness if there are police around.

I'm not arguing there's no role for law enforcement in our society, quite the opposite. But I see no way of reforming the police when the police themselves are almost universally resistant to reform and accountability and the culture of modern policing is so thoroughly rotten. It's like trying to spruce up a house with a lick of paint and some new curtains when the foundation is crumbling.
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