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Nicky550
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Maximus_Wamson_IV
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Are police officers corrupt or not

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Maximus_Wamson_IV
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/25/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Nicky550

Pro

I believe the Police Department is always right. They do things in a certain manner that some disagree with, because they have to for the safety of themselves, and the civilians around them. Some people think that the behavior of police officers in some cases are too aggressive and unnecessary. I believe they do what they have to do whether its because their suspicious, or they just want to keep everyone safe.
Maximus_Wamson_IV

Con

I have to disagree with this topic. The department of law enforcement is good as we got so far in today's time, but human greed, dishonesty, and disloyalty have crippled this institution alone, not to account for the other numerous issues we face as a people. It only takes a little research and documentary-watching to prove this. Presently we don't have to deal with the huge issues of racial indignities in law enforcement. Is that because its none existent or have people got better at covering it all up? Questions like that alone should put doubt in any person knowing the history of America, just naming the country I know best. It's been argued and proving that some of society's laws were made in order for the state to gain federal funding by apprehending out of line citizens. How can a police department keep its funding if they don't have anyone to arrest? I oppose on this debate, because the justice system is corrupt therefore the front line which is said police officers follow suite in some form or fashion. There's no way that all the cops are on the straight and narrow. I understand excessive threat has to be met with excessive force and I know their job isn't well paid or glorified, those issues lead to unrest and insecurities within the institution, and old habits tend to die-hard.
Debate Round No. 1
Nicky550

Pro

Nicky550 forfeited this round.
Maximus_Wamson_IV

Con

I understand the great police of America, are under paid and under appreciated for the work they have to perform. If you look at the law enforcement in this nation's largest cities, the risk usually outweighs the compensation. Regardless there are those in these institutions that bring a negative light to the good unselfish police officers out there. For instance, taking bribes which was rampant in the 80's and early 90's. Even now in the 21st century reports come out quarterly, take the TV show COPS, civil liberties, rights, and abuse of power is ridiculous and this is shown on national TV, and has been on the air since March 11, 1988. Even if this show is doctored and scripted it still is quite a accurate to portray today's and yesterday's law enforcement.
Debate Round No. 2
Nicky550

Pro

Nicky550 forfeited this round.
Maximus_Wamson_IV

Con

Enough has been said on this topic, onto the voting.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Buggie111 2 years ago
Buggie111
Pro, is your point: "Police are NEVER Corrupt" or "Police are more honest than not corrupt"? I might wanna accept.
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Vote Placed by Wylted 2 years ago
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