HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Are cops nothing more tha... » Reply #9

Response to LisaL (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 09:51 PM

9. Even in gun-happy USA, most people don't get even slightly violent.

A cop doing nothing but using his radar gun and writing speeding tickets doesn't need enough weapons to rearm Bolivia.

The guns should be reserved for backup. The first-line officer is supposed to be the friendly face, who deescalates situations. Of course, he'll likely have backup (and in the UK, the backup's gonna have lots of weapons) if things get even slightly twitchy.

I'm fed up with cops acting like Imperial Stormtroopers.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 20 replies Author Time Post
Stinky The Clown Apr 21 OP
Hugh_Lebowski Apr 21 #1
backscatter712 Apr 21 #5
LisaL Apr 21 #7
LineLineLineLineReply Even in gun-happy USA, most people don't get even slightly violent.
backscatter712 Apr 21 #9
uponit7771 Apr 21 #12
uponit7771 Apr 21 #8
backscatter712 Apr 21 #10
uponit7771 Apr 21 #11
kcr Apr 22 #19
uponit7771 Apr 22 #20
The Magistrate Apr 21 #2
Redleg Apr 22 #15
Hekate Apr 22 #17
Hoyt Apr 21 #3
Bev54 Apr 21 #4
uponit7771 Apr 21 #6
backscatter712 Apr 21 #13
Nay Apr 21 #14
Deminpenn Apr 22 #16
kcr Apr 22 #18
Please login to view edit histories.