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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #44)

Tue May 29, 2012, 04:54 AM

55. So the 'important issue' is 'cops are always right'.

 

Which, of course, is a strawman argument meant to highlight the opposite position, which is that cops are always evil.

Both of those positions are ridiculous. If you want to talk about police abuse, then that's what should be talked about. But you should know that not everyone will take your word for something. Most of us want confirmation of some sort in a discussion thread.

No one on DU is saying that the police are always right except thread titles like this one.

No one is saying that police brutality does not exist. Some posters make these ridiculous claims and then start arguing that others don't want to do anything about police brutality. It's a ridiculous sideshow that adds nothing to the discussion.

Iraq War? Torture? Okay, let's talk about those. But let's do it without ridiculous positions such as 'Police are always right'.

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