Almost every week you can read something in the news about violent behaviour of policeman. If you would ask a black person if they trusted the police, the answer would be in most cases No. Which isn't strange if you know that 40% of the inmates is black (considering African-Americans constitute only 12 percent of America's population). Do You trust the Police ?
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thank you for your clear statement. In my original question I forgot to mention the countless private enterprises that guard/protect schools,shops,public buildings etc.
Sometimes I feel guilty without doing anything. Metal detectors, cameras etc.
I have been watching some very interesting U Tube encounters where people refuse to be intimidated by police in search and seizure . I actually appreciate that ! In places -there ARE too many , in others ?
I smoke cigs outside because I dont want to expose hubs and kids. I noticed a cop driving by slowly looking at me. I hear that people who have meth labs smoke outdoors to prevent explosions.
Oh boy...LoisRyan you're a first class bad-ass terrorist.... If I where you I would go low profile the next couple of weeks ;-)
@Peter former military, anti-terrorist
terrorist, freedom fighter. What's the difference ... Depends on the side your on. I think a bit of civil disobedience is very healthy.
I believe that we are in the middle of another Civil War
I don't know the US that well, but my impression is that there is too much inequality? Global there are huge problems too. So yes, there is something brewing.
true, a society needs police. My question was more like, is there to much police around ? (including the private sector, guarding schools, hospitals etc.)
I also live in the middle of nowhere. Law and order is fine, living under almost constant surveillance is not. Being subject to illegal search and seizure is not okay either, and I have had it happen by officers just doing their job.
The more populated the area, the more police you need, I live in a small city where a cop drives up our street once in a while