What is your opinion of the Police?Posted by: cludwig
33 Total Votes
They are a mixed bagSome are good, some are rotten; just like the rest of society
@cludwig, why do you consider police officers mindless minions of the rich
@Reeseroni. I doubt any police officer goes to work thinking that they are going to spend their day risking their life to enforce the status quo so that the rich can get richer and that poor are made consequently poorer and more oppressed. Unfortunately, I would argue that police officers are the muscle for a legal and political system whose agenda is exactly that. An easy example can be found during the 2008 banking crisis where police officers arrested Occupy Wall Street protesters, but not a single banker faced such action. I would also argue that police officers are in the unfortunate position of enforcing the sociopathic will of a sick and dysfunctional government bureaucracy.
@cludwigSo this poll is not about the PoPo but rather about the government on the whole.
That is partially true ButterCatX. Perhaps, at some level, police officers are victims themselves; forced/tricked/manipulated into enforcing immoral rules, laws and statutes by their corrupt political and judicial puppet masters.
So make a poll and see if the reason people dislike the PoPo is because they are controlled by an immoral system
That would certainly make a legitimate and valuable poll. Nevertheless, such a poll would not negate the usefulness of this poll as there are a myriad of reasons as to why an individual citizen may dislike or distrust the Police.
That is true, but maybe off many options as to why the people believe the police are the way that they are. That would certainly offer more information.
I think that having the ability to add a comment to a poll vote provides the necessary opportunity for people to supply a reason behind their choice.
That is true but this poll itself does not supply the initial "push", so to speak, that would give them the idea to think about why the police are the way they are instead of just saying how you think they are.
@cludwig, Police officers go to work everyday risking their life to enforce the LAW, and arrested protestors because they were PROTESTORS, and had been reported for interrupting businesses.
@Reeseroni, it is actually a great tragedy that police officers die enforcing many aspects of the law. My experience with administrative law has taught me that it is certainly not worth dying for (or even getting out of the bed in the morning for).
Policing is not even in the top ten of most dangerous jobs. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/08/22/americas-10-deadliest-jobs-2/
Why are there two "They are a mixed bag" options?
That was an undesirable accident on my part Black-jesus. There is nothing to be read into it.
I like how a Russian voted for they are power hungry social paths.