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Sat May 1, 2021, 01:33 PM

BTRTN: "De-Gun the Police"... Is it Time for a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty In Our Cities?

Born To Run The Numbers provides perspective on the recent shootings of Black Americans by police officers:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/05/btrtn-de-gun-police-is-it-time-for.html

Excerpts:

"It is incredibly ironic that our system of justice is designed so that it takes a two-week jury trial with a unanimous verdict to send a murderer in a police uniform to prison, but all it takes to end the life of an innocent Black man is one cop with one-tenth of a second to make an erroneous judgment."

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 01:39 PM

1. As long as the criminals and gangs have guns police will need their also. nt

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 01:53 PM

2. The gun love in this country is sick.



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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 03:27 PM

6. Excellent post

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 03:14 PM

3. Close your eyes to get your wish

Imagine when you wake up all the police in the united states this day do not carry guns.

What happens?

Yea thought so.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #3)

Sun May 2, 2021, 08:27 AM

8. That's not what the article says.

The article does not say that "all the police in the United States should not carry guns."

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Reply #3)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:24 AM

9. Most cops don't have the temperament or the skills to safely carry guns.

The nation would be a better place if these cops were disarmed.

Some of them should be tested for illegal drug use as well, including steroids.

People subject to fits of 'roid rage and other anger management issues related to drugs shouldn't be armed. People with ordinary anger management issues shouldn't be armed.

If these disarmed cops can't handle it, fine, they can quit.

I always think twice before calling the cops. I've seen them shoot people I wouldn't have shot. I've also seen them using guns recklessly.

Armed cops don't make me feel any safer.






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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 03:25 PM

4. Demilitarize them -- take away their military weapons bequeathed to them after 9-11 by Bush...

Forbid those off-site “training classes” about being a “warrior” and learning “killology.”

I have no problem at all with police and sheriffs being armed and trained appropriately.

BUT: If a person cannot tell the difference between being in the Army in a war zone in an occupied country and being a policeman or sheriff among the civilian population in the US, they have no business at all putting on the badge.




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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 03:27 PM

5. No. What's this troll crap?

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:50 PM

7. Everybody who has ever negotiated knows that you need to push the envelope some

in order to obtain a reasonable outcome. Something's gotta work to correct these
policing problems.

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:36 AM

10. I didn't think there could be a phrase that would hurt us worse than 'defund the police'. I was

wrong.

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