(Original post by Higgy)
The police in this country dont have that much power as the courts take it away from them! They uphold the law giving them last power will only make matters worse, people dont respect the police anymore. Why should coppers be charged with shooting criminals? With reference to the LA resident....thats the USA not the UK, things are different here, i never will be black walking through South Central LA, just like most people in this country
The Police have the power to come in to your house, arrest you, lock you in prison, beat the hell out of you if you don't obey their authoritaaah and so on. That's too much power. And they don't uphold the law. They murdered Jean Charles de Menezes, but because they're wearing a god-damn uniform that makes it acceptable? Not in my book. They murdered Harry Stanley, but because they're wearing a uniform that makes it okay? Not in my book.
Why should coppers be charged with shooting criminals? Because we (should) have a rule of LAW
in this country, not the rule of gun-slinging cops. In arming cops, you turn them in to judge, jury and executioner with the pull of a trigger. That's shoot first and ask questions later. And unlike an ordinary citizen who does that, they're never accountable. After a cop shoots someone, what happens? The worst thing is they get fired. They lose their job. Whoop-de-doo. They go and work in private security or become a night-club bouncer. Real punishment there! They don't get to wear the uniform anymore. Boo hoo. How about putting them in prison where they belong? If the individual coppers aren't accountable for the "mistakes" they make, I have absolutely no respect for either them, their superiors, the government or the institution of the Police.
We shouldn't respect the Police any more than we should respect politicans. We should be totally sceptical about the Police. The Police are the people who shoot people and then get off with it afterwards! The Police are the people who demand you to bend over on demand and play little games for their amusement! These people are criminals, but because they're wearing a uniform and carrying a badge we give these people respect? Sorry, but if I was in the situation of de Menezes or his family, I wouldn't respect these retards-in-blue. I'd want blood.
So, you're unlikely to be in black in South-Central LA. Okay, how about Jewish in Nazi Germany? How about black in apartheid South Africa? Just about anything but a state-worshipper in China? Giving police power lets these things happen far, far easier than if you keep a strong check on police power. And there's no stronger check on police power than if everybody carries a gun, if everybody is willing to uphold their freedom from government, from the police, from these tyrannical bureaucrats, and to defend those freedoms.
I hope you enjoy it when you have to spend a night in jail for taking photos of trains, or have your house raided because you your jacket is inappropriate and you didn't look at the police officer in the appropriate way
. I hope you don't have the misfortune of having your brains blown out by police officers on the suspicion that you might be smoking pot
). I hope you don't happen to walk around east London with a table leg
Ending police irresponsibility and corruption - that's a cause I could wear one of those silly rubber bands for. But I wouldn't. They might shoot me if I run for the Tube. And that would make a horrible mess.