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And Remember – I’m Pro-Police!

At least the way I was taught in Police Science classes 1973-75.

But, times have changed.

Just Shoot: The Mindset Responsible for Turning Search Warrants into Death Warrants, and SWAT Teams into Death Squads

Via Nancy

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How many children, old people, and law-abiding citizens have to be injured, terrorized or killed before we call a halt to the growing rash of police violence that is wracking the country? How many family pets have to be gunned down in cold blood by marauding SWAT teams before we declare such tactics off limits? And how many communities have to be transformed into military outposts, complete with heavily armed police, military tanks, and “safety” checkpoints before we draw that line in the sand that says “not in our town”?

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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9 thoughts on “And Remember – I’m Pro-Police!

  1. I believe I have posted on your blog previously that I have reached a point where I would never call the PD on a loved one unless I was ready to watch them die.

    The meme of “The War On Terror” has so successfully blurred the lines between crime and warfare that any suspected criminal can be executed on the spot by a PD that is increasingly militarized.

    I’ll be honest: I don’t trust the police and haven’t for a long time.

    Posted by Tomi | June 16, 2014, 7:43 am
    • I understand your concerns. I’d hate to trust them, then have them fail at their duties. Of course, in a public emergency,
      who ya gonna call?
      This is the new American Paradox.
      A restatement of the old – balancing security, liberty, and government’s role.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | June 16, 2014, 7:47 am
      • In a public emergency, sure, I’d call them. Just not for a private emergency.

        If Stranger Danger is threatening me, bad consequences are on them. But, I couldn’t live with myself if I, indirectly, caused the death of a friend or family member by bringing the police down on them. I’d rather accept the risk to myself.

        The current situation in law enforcement is an imbalance of the use of FORCE. We need to bring it back toward the “service” aspect.

        I’m not an expert, never having been a student of police science, so I don’t know how that would be accomplished.
        That’s for experts in the field, like you! :-)

        Posted by Tomi | June 16, 2014, 8:06 am
      • Oh, please! Having an Associates Degree in Police Science hardly makes me an expert!

        Posted by guffaw1952 | June 16, 2014, 8:54 am
  2. @tomi I would never call the PD on a loved one unless I was ready to watch them die.
    I agree.
    There are fools that think just because the goobermint “takes care of” just about every aspect of their lives, that the police are the ones to call to set their trainwreck of a life back in order in 30 minutes or less.
    Ain’t gonna happen on a good day and on a bad day…well, watching them die is just what is being brought into the mix.
    The “War on Drugs!” started this whole charade and the “War on Terror!” just gave it a steroid shot.

    Posted by KM | June 16, 2014, 10:33 am
  3. I think that line is closer to being drawn than many think…

    Posted by Old NFO | June 16, 2014, 1:01 pm
  4. Thankful I live in a community and county that still has Peace Officers. Maybe other communities bring it on themselves. Two years ago, some friends and I went to the Stock Show in Denver. Saw a Denver Police officer walking toward the show carrying a lot of gear. Stoppped and asked him if he wanted a ride. He seemed surprised, then declined, saying, “No, but thank you. You must be from out of town”!

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | June 17, 2014, 7:38 am

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