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Old December 23, 2011, 05:47 AM   #41
Crazy88Fingers
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Join Date: November 20, 2010
Location: Florida
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I'll reiterate some of the views already expressed. The fancy equipment doesn't bother me at all (although sometimes it seems like a taser is just an excuse for lazy police work). It's all the guys that join the department so they can be on the SWAT team, and have a full-time job of kicking ass and taking names. But then they end up on regular patrol doing menial things like talking to citizens and filling out reports. Maybe even enforcing a law every now and then. Unfortunately, sometimes they find other outlets for their testosterone.

It seems this is how the public increasingly perceives police, and I think it may be driving away some of the good guys.

On another note, it's a shame to see all these resources devoted to militarizing the police for something that may never happen when you consider all the real and present problems we have.
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