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  •  Yes, so stopping an obvious minority is the (6+ / 0-)

    "Safer" alternative. It is well known that the most dangerous interaction is an officer called to a domestic dispute. If the cops are busy rousting people on the street, they won't have time for the hazardous stuff.
    Also, violent crime has decreased and history tells that, when it comes to public servants, if the public perceives no pressing need, they'd just as soon the servants be dismissed.
    That "they also serve who only stand and wait" has not been sufficiently well communicated. As a result we have squeezed all redundancy out of our public service systems and find ourselves ill-prepared for emergencies -- a situation that the terrorist mania only partly addresses.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:01:53 PM PDT

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