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  •  exactly correct. (2+ / 0-)
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    Ellinorianne, luvsathoroughbred

    plus police officers do not need much of an education and they get paid like shit.  So you attract pretty crappy candidates in general.  Rarely are cops people who were academically competitive people in high school.  not saying they are bad people but intellectually we are not talking about the best of the best, which is what is required when handing over such power and individual, second by second, decision making.

    •  you dont have to be bright (3+ / 0-)

      you dont have to be top 10 in your class to be a decent fucking human.

      Plus to be honest, police do not want the brightest people, bright people tend to think too much, in police work you follow order, and suppose to follow the law and code of conduct.

      They dont want people out there thinking too much, for if you they do, how could anyone enforce bullshit laws like those dealing with drugs.

      But again,  you do not need to be top of the class to be a nice moral ethical person.

      Bad is never good until worse happens

      by dark daze on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 11:38:18 AM PDT

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      •  I disagree. (0+ / 0-)

        the military is full of extremely intelligent service academy graduates that operate on the front lines of wars.  If you applied your assessment of the "yes sir" candidate to places like West Point your theory implodes.  

        Take Lynndie England for example.  She grew up in some shit hole part of west virginia, was not bright at all, went in to the military and boom.  She was easily coerced in to doing crazy shit at Abu Ghraib.  We have to recruit better people from teh top down if we expect better results.  This is proven all over the world.

        •  what (0+ / 0-)

          England was just following orders, thats all,  and west point and so forth, have that shit is brain washing.  Sorry it just is.

          Just like boot camp.

          Bad is never good until worse happens

          by dark daze on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 07:47:33 AM PDT

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        •  oh (0+ / 0-)

          and smart people, pretty sure they dont go off half way around the world and kill other people just because someone tells them too.
            See thats the problem.

          Smart people understand that things such as " patriotism" is just jingoism used by the rich to get others to do their bidding.

          Bad is never good until worse happens

          by dark daze on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 07:51:03 AM PDT

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      •  This is simply untrue: (0+ / 0-)
        Plus to be honest, police do not want the brightest people, bright people tend to think too much, in police work you follow order, and suppose to follow the law and code of conduct.

        They dont want people out there thinking too much, for if you they do, how could anyone enforce bullshit laws like those dealing with drugs.

        You're staining an entire class of hard-working, dedicated people with the actions of a half dozen brutes.

        "Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage." - Confucius

        by IndieGuy on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 06:21:40 PM PDT

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        •  sorry (0+ / 0-)

          simply true.  I know two police chief very well, one a very close personal friend.  They openly admit this.  They dont want dumb cops, but they also dont want egg heads, as they say.

          Bad is never good until worse happens

          by dark daze on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 07:48:48 AM PDT

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