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AlabamaRose
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Imperfiect
Con (against)
Losing
1 Points

Do you think police abuse their power? Why?

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AlabamaRose
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/1/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
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AlabamaRose

Pro

They abuse their power so much. They shot and killed a homeless man, shot and killed an unarmed black male, and they have shot animals without reason. You tell me if they are abusing their power.
Imperfiect

Con

Police only possess the power to arrest and attack in self defense. The form of power that they have is named authority.

They do not abuse this power. Instead they use imagined powers in some situations that they do not possess and this is where they are breaking the law and hence are powerless.
Debate Round No. 1
AlabamaRose

Pro

There are now more cases of the police abusing any and everybody be they young, old, black, white, human or animal. They are bursting into homes (often the wrong ones) shooting and killing residents, but then claiming somebody had a weapon or made a sudden move causing them to fear for their lives. They are shooting people in the back then claiming the person again had a weapon or came at them threateningly. In many of these cases the police have been found to have falsified reports, planted evidence and flat out been the aggressor
Imperfiect

Con

They are abusing people, not their power.

Abusing power means that they are actually arresting innocents that they were illegitimately authorized to do.

Debate Round No. 2
AlabamaRose

Pro

They do arrest innocent people. Abusing power is them using their rights against the humans or animals. I know more about it than you do. its bad when an onslow county sheriff admits to abusing their power,
Imperfiect

Con

Pretty sure they are using their power to abuse people, not abusing their power.
Debate Round No. 3
AlabamaRose

Pro

AlabamaRose forfeited this round.
Imperfiect

Con

Imperfiect forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
AlabamaRose

Pro

AlabamaRose forfeited this round.
Imperfiect

Con

Imperfiect forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
If the police ( government ) abuse their power lay that at the feet of all those who have turned our nation from a republic to a democracy.We are now ruled by the whims of government. Not law. Everyone who votes democrat is responsible. Words have meanings. A republic is limited government. A democracy is big government.Because outside of rule of a moral code great problems arise. And the ones who created the problems in the first place step in and convince the low information voter that they will fix it with more government.

Crafty to have gotten away with it this long without the folks realizing it.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Do you think that government abuses their power. The constitution does not limit the citizen, it limits government, That is why those in power today ignore it.They are addicted to power of government.Just try to limit the amount of other peoples money they can spend and they kick and scream like a heroin addict or like taking a bone from a hungry dog.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Most do not. That black male that was shot and killed tried to get the cops gun. At that point it was the cop or the black thug.

Most people killed in this country are criminals that do the killing. Very few blacks are killed by whites. The overwhelming majority of blacks killed are blacks on blacks.
Posted by AlabamaRose 2 years ago
AlabamaRose
THANK YOU!!!!! There are other people that say they don't.
Posted by 456Bellah 2 years ago
456Bellah
You are right, police have done nothing but use there power to cause trouble.
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Vote Placed by Jzyehoshua 2 years ago
Jzyehoshua
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro made some valid arguments (albeit unsourced) whereas Con resorted to semantics that weren't even relevant. "Abuse of power" is a valid term.