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Should the police carry lethal weapons?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/31/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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peedoo72

Con

I think that they should NOT carry lethals because some white police might not like the black people, so even if they've done nothing wrong they'll shoot and kill them.
Epica

Pro

Con believes all police shouldn't be able to carry lethal weapons because some white police don't like black people. However, he's trying to cure a symptom, rather than the disease. If the problem is racism, then departments would be more effective in finding a way to root out the racists or at least remove them from field duty. After all, what would happen if a policeman found himself in a situation that calls for a firearm? Such as a gun fight? Con's plan could cause more lives lost than saved.

Removing lethal weapons will hardly fix anything. If a racist policeman sees a black person, but doesn't have a gun will he think "Dang, now I can't do anything to him." or will he use other means? If this is someone who will kill when he has a gun he will most likely cause harm even without a gun.

Con seems to refer to a gun as the only lethal weapon the police have at their disposal. This is completely false, as most of their weapons can be used to kill. Specifically the baton. One can easily cause serious trauma and perhaps bludgeon someone to death with it. Most police weapons are considered "less-lethal" rather than "non-lethal" as pepper spray, TASERs, and batons can all be lethal [https://en.wikipedia.org...]. One can even use something as their legs to kill. There have been many cases of people being stomped to death [http://articles.latimes.com...].

In short, Con's plan is ineffective.
Debate Round No. 1
peedoo72

Con

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Epica

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
peedoo72

Con

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Epica

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by DeadEnd 1 year ago
DeadEnd
CON you do know that police carry weapons to not only protect themselves but also the public. Police brutality isn't really that much of a problem. The problem being the media forcing feeding you stories and not the whole truth. For example sure the cop shot a man but it was the cop getting beat up by the man and his group. The media only cares about the fact that the cop shot someone not that he was getting beat up. CON don't use racial groups for police brutality because it shows how really ignorant you are. White cops don't only shoot black people. (unless they're what you call racist.) Be open to the fact that not everyone is the same and don't stereotype people because of what media tells you. Because the only problem in this debate is how ignorant you seem to be. CON could win if evidence of the claims were showed.
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Vote Placed by n7 1 year ago
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