Police are nowhere near the threat of terrorists. Police are willing to sacrifice their own life day in and day out for the well-being of people they do not even know. Police are not a threat. Police are a help. Very few police in this country are corrupt. They take polygraphs in order to verify their honesty. Do not let a few bad apples change your perspective of all policemen and women.
I think the police are taking things a little to far. Because in a small town that has a average of 2 murders a year they bought a mine resistant armor piercing mine protection. Giving the fact that there has probably been about 30 roadside bomb in America you don't need that.
Yes, the police are being very violent and really need to be demilitarized and use their guns less but saying that they are worse than terrorists is a complete overreaction. Police may kill multiple people but terrorists kill hundreds of people or possibly thousands of people at their leisure and do not care so police are not worse than than terrorists.
Police take advantage of the fact that they have a gun and a tazer aroynd their waste. Terrorist Attacks are occasional, but you can hear about police brutality everyday. Its almost like those same police officers that go to preschools and talk about serving for their community, just so happen to be the same ones that beat and rape innocent people (men and women).
Perry Tanko says: For much of Black America, police brutality induces paralyzing fear because it often translates to public execution or assault on the streets with little-to-no chance of legal repercussion.
In NewsOne’s Investigative Series into Police Brutality, we compiled painful, though unsurprising statistics on the rate of murder and beatings in Black America at the hands of authority figures.
In data researched and compiled by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Black Left Unity Network, and U.S. Human Rights Network, the picture of how often — and fatally — Black people are victimized by police in this country becomes startling clear. Below are the details of the Black men and women who have been murdered at the hands of police so far this year:
Pattern of Murders By the Numbers Since January 1, 2012
Thirty cases of state sanctioned or justified murder of Black people in the first 3 months of 2012 alone have been found (due to under reporting and discriminatory methods of documentation, it is likely that there are more that our research has yet to uncover)
Of the 30 killed people, 20 were definitely unarmed. 2 probably had firearms, 8 were alleged to have non-lethal weapons.
Of the 30 killed people:
2 were innocent of any illegal behavior or behavior that involved a threat to anyone (although the killers claimed they looked “suspicious”);
8 were emotionally disturbed and/or displaying strange behavior.
The remaining 10 were either engaged in illegal or potentially illegal activity, or there was too little info to determine circumstances of their killing.
It appears that in all but two of these cases, illegal and/or harmful behavior could have been stopped without the use of lethal force.
In most cases, where planned, investigations of the deaths have not been completed.
It can be argued that the police are terrorists of the inner
city. Minorities are scared of the
police because police practice brutality with impunity. Minorities and poor people are profiled and
harassed every day. Terrorist attacks in
America are rare, but the police attack someone every day in America. I think that the police pose more of a threat
Our country would fall immediately into chaos and feed on itself. Warlord mentalities would take hold in every community and those with the guns and willingness to use violence will rule.
Want to sue every police agency for every wrong they commit? Go ahead! You're just taking money from the taxpayers (the people), not the police.
In the US, police departments had about 593,000 full-time employees. (Taylor & Francis Group, The Evolution of Policing) With that being said An estimated 1.2 million violent crimes happen in America every year. A total of 1,501 police officers were killed in the line of duty the past 10 years. That would be 1 cop dying every 58 hours, 150 per year. An average of 58,261 assaults against officers happen every year. Bottom line, crime is the problem. You chose to do whatever crime you chose to do therefore you must face the force necessary to reprimand you. It is simple! Don't do stupid things. Don't rob a store with a weapon and expect not to get tackled or tazed or shot. Don't challenge the police, get all up in their face, and expect not to get pushed back. The police are doing their job, keeping the city or town safe from people who act like that.