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one-eyed fat man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 08:03 PM
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53. Why keep enabling them?
Insofar as the police deter by their presence, they are very, very good. Criminals take great pains not to commit a crime in front of them.

Unfortunately, the corollary is that you can pretty much bet your life (and you are) that they won't be there at the moment you actually need them.

When some bastard sticks a gun or a knife in your face and demands, "What's in you wallet?" are you going to think you're in a credit card commercial?

"Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first." And unlike the police, the victim does not have to resolve the ambiguity of who is the bad guy.

Will there be any doubt in your mind just who the evil doer is? Even if you have 911 on speed dial do you think the cops will be able to arrive in time to draw the chalk outline around your body before the blood congeals?

Do you believe that you are forbidden to protect yourself because the police are better qualified to protect you, because they know what they are doing but you're a rank amateur? Put aside that this is equivalent to believing that only concert pianists may play the piano and only professional athletes may play sports.

What exactly are these special qualities possessed only by the police and beyond the rest of us mere mortals?


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