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Demilitarization the Police Forces of America

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krayracker
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/14/2015 Category: Economics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate_Kid101

Pro

Yes we should demilitarize the police force in America. There are so many reasons why. Such as them being too over powered already. The police force you are familiar with today. Has completely changed since the 1970s.
1.The police are already too overpowered.
a.The department of Homeland Security have been giving grants to the police since 2003
b.Most militarization today happens outside of the 1033 Program. Giving them new military-grade gear
c.The police will always have a SWAT team. Larger departments already have several.
d.Therefor as stating before "overpowered".
e.The police already having, tanks, and other militarized weapons put them at an all-time advantage, which is not good.
i.Tanks, and other tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircrafts and vehicles, firearms and ammunition measuring .50-caliber and larger, grenade launchers and bayonets.
ii.Also bringing in attack dogs, tear gas, and other harmful materials.
iii.(1033 was created by the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 1997 as part of the U.S. Government"s Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services (DLA) to transfer excess military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies.)
krayracker

Con

I thank my opponent for instigating this debate. To start off, I would like the term, "demilitarization."

Merriam-Webster: to remove weapons and military forces from (an area)

Observation: If I prove that we shouldn't demilitarize the police force in America, I win this debate.

Framework: Judge/Judges, you should vote on this debate by judging whether demilitarizing police forces in America will keep people safe. If I prove that it lessens peoples safety, you should vote Con.

The jobs of police officers are to protect the people by enforcing the law. With better equipment they can enforce the law the law better. With the better equipment they can essentially save more lives, and protect more people which is obviously good.

I would like to adress my opponent's points.

1. That's is great. Now they can better control large-scale violent riots.
a. That's also great. I didn't know it started that long ago...
b. That's also great. It still will protect us better.
c. That's also great. We can also count on the SWAT.
d. That's also great. They are know more powerful than dangerous criminals.
e. That's also great. If they are at an advantage, they are in a better position than the bad guys.
i. That's also great. (Is that even a sentence???) They are more powerful then the baddies.
ii. That's also great. They can help take criminals to justice.
iii. That's also great. It doesn't waste excess militairy equipment and it gives them to police forces.

After presenting my argument and "refuting" my opponents, I strongly urge a Con ballot.
Debate Round No. 1
Debate_Kid101

Pro

Debate_Kid101 forfeited this round.
krayracker

Con

Extend... :(
Debate Round No. 2
Debate_Kid101

Pro

Debate_Kid101 forfeited this round.
krayracker

Con

Etend... :( :(
Debate Round No. 3
Debate_Kid101

Pro

Debate_Kid101 forfeited this round.
krayracker

Con

Extend... :( :( :(

Vote Con!
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by krayracker 1 year ago
krayracker
I have seen your debate with Wylted... That was very good.
Posted by DeltaMed910 1 year ago
DeltaMed910
You should take a peek at these debates too, if you want.

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Vote Placed by DeltaMed910 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Hey krayracker i saw your comment on my debate. LIkewise, full ff by pro.
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Reasons for voting decision: FF