33 Total Votes

They are honorable people that you can count on when times are tough

13 votes

They are a mixed bag

Some are good, some are rotten; just like the rest of society
12 votes

They are a mixed bag. Some are good, some are not.

2 votes

They are power hungry sociopaths

2 votes
1 comment

They are the mindless minions of the rich and powerful

1 vote

They are the minions of Satan

1 vote

They are just average human beings

1 vote

They are dangerous and to be avoided

1 vote

They are the unsung heroes of our society

0 votes
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Reeseroni says2015-10-01T16:29:57.1146436Z
@cludwig, why do you consider police officers mindless minions of the rich
cludwig says2015-10-01T16:40:22.3902679Z
@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.
ButterCatX says2015-10-01T16:42:54.4222492Z
@cludwigSo this poll is not about the PoPo but rather about the government on the whole.
cludwig says2015-10-01T16:55:01.6075756Z
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.
ButterCatX says2015-10-01T16:57:10.1479640Z
So make a poll and see if the reason people dislike the PoPo is because they are controlled by an immoral system
cludwig says2015-10-01T17:04:13.2341836Z
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.
ButterCatX says2015-10-01T17:12:58.7704839Z
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.
cludwig says2015-10-01T17:19:29.4242023Z
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.
ButterCatX says2015-10-01T17:22:44.3021305Z
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 says2015-10-01T17:24:04.9879015Z
ButterCatX says2015-10-01T17:41:17.9143921Z
I look forward to that poll
Reeseroni says2015-10-01T18:18:31.3475149Z
@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.
cludwig says2015-10-01T18:22:59.7194758Z
@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).
TBR says2015-10-01T20:18:07.1489724Z
Policing is not even in the top ten of most dangerous jobs.
Black-Jesus says2015-10-01T20:19:21.2659977Z
Why are there two "They are a mixed bag" options?
cludwig says2015-10-01T20:20:51.1081254Z
That was an undesirable accident on my part Black-jesus. There is nothing to be read into it.
Thescarecrow066 says2015-10-01T22:46:58.5703272Z
I like how a Russian voted for they are power hungry social paths.
russian_metaphor_man says2015-10-02T00:01:14.6994134Z
Rich coming from the scumbag america

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