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I just have this to say:
Police have a job with higher standards for behavior than others due to the importance of their roles, so support correct police action and condemn police who willfully violate the rights of others.
And for the love of Christ, please, educate yourselves on your own rights. We have WAY more than most people think.
@Colombian Sugar, some people see only the bad in cops since birth , other only ever get to see the positive and it’s skews them into adulthood. Unfortunately both sides never cross and we grow to love or hate the badge. Sadly there is no in between because that’s how life is now. The stigma grows in both locations and we grow weary of trusting or not trusting a badged person.
For every great apple there is rotten one. I have grown seeing both from poverty living to upper middle class. Sometimes you can’t see the good because the bad is always in your face but same goes with those that only ever seen the police do good and never seen them do bad. So In short, just like your 9-5 or 10-6 you’ll always have that one worker you wonder how they even have a job.
@Colombian Sugar, and if you don’t know your rights go on YouTube and watch lawnmower Steve. He stresses the importance of knowing your rights
Pussies don’t like dicks, because pussies get fvcked by dicks. But dicks also fvck assholes. Assholes who just want to shjt on everything. The problem with pussies is that they think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fvck an asshole is a dick. With some balls.
The problem with dicks is that sometimes they fvck too much, or fvck when it isn’t appropriate. And it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes pussies get so full of shjt that they become assholes themselves, because a pussy is just a few inches away from being an asshole.
I don’t know much about this crazy world, but I do know if those assholes don’t get fvcked we’ll have our dicks and our pussies all covered in shjt.
@Sexy Homunculus, durka durka?
@DikDastardly, Muhammad Jihad!
@Sexy Homunculus, Words to live by.
@Sexy Homunculus, damn, that's actually a good way to describe it! Except that most dicks are nice and a minority are power tripping
@Sexy Homunculus, George Carlin right?
Haha. Cause cops are bad. Right. Did I get it right? That’s the thing here, right?
Seriously, though, if you’re a cop in a city that has voted to defund your department, just quit, and move to a community that holds you accountable while supporting you, instead of blaming you for enforcing the law.
@Hot Coffee, that's a good idea, except the "find a community that holds you [a cop] responsible" oart is literally impossible. That's not even the individual cop's fault either, but as long as police unions and "muh thin blue line" exist, people will understandably be wary and distrusting of police.
@Hot Coffee, I know the city has a reputation and freaks people out to think about, but legitimately serious here. I work for the Detroit Police Department, and the officers here are probably some of the best trained in the country. Community respects them, and support everything that's been going on. Our chief just retired, but he had a lot of support from the community, too. It's not a bad place to be.
@Captain Swordsman, I agree about the police unions. Unions, in general, have served their purpose and need to die (especially teachers unions)
@Cruxio , yes, and D-town hasn’t voted to defund you, to my knowledge. I’m pretty sure that the Detroit city counsel, as bad as they are, aren’t so bad as to defund your department.
I like Detroit, I lived off Jefferson, east of downtown, for a few years, it was a lot of fun and they were good people.
@Hot Coffee, I can't think of a county where police aren't held accountable. Being protected by a union for being a sub par worker is one thing, but abusing power to violate someone's rights is punished even with a union.
@werp zerp snickel, Unless the union isn't operating properly/fairly. That's where things like the NLRB come in
@werp zerp snickel, sometimes, sometimes not.
@Hot Coffee, I dunno. Saying that unions can go because they have served their purpose is, in my opinion, like saying that the second amendment can go because it has served its purpose.
I do not trust my government blindly and I have even less trust for corporations. Have unions become bloated mastabatory entities? Yes. But I would argue that the minute you take them away we’ll all be working like amazon workers, scared to even use the bathroom.
@Canis Arktos, I disagree. You can alway unionize again if you manage to get rid of them. The problem is you cannot get rid of them once they come into existence. They’re parasitic in nature.
Comparing unions to gun ownership is an apples to oranges comparison. But even if you take the steel man version of your comparison, that both serve the purpose of protecting something, the fundamental difference is as an individual, you always have control of the gun in your possession, but with unions, you’re still subjected to the control of a small group of people that may or may not have your best interest as their top priority.
Also, the second amendment has not finished serving it’s purpose.
@Hot Coffee, so I wanted to start by ... idk how to say... arguing in good faith. My analogy was never intended to meet debate team standards, just convey a point and perceived similarity.
I get your concern about “control of a small group”. You’re not wrong. My biggest concern is the amount of damage that gets done during the time after the union goes and before it comes back. Then the literal union busters getting in the way of re-formation.
I prefer the imperfect standoff between powers that want to stay relevant. IF we can keep them at odds then I think (and I say this with my head hung low) this may be the closest to lasting peace modern day humans can hope for. It’s a few types of problematic but I haven’t seen any better option yet.
@Canis Arktos, yeah, those are valid concerns, but there is the destruction of smaller businesses by unions that ultimately drive jobs away to consider as well. Moreover, as the relationship between unions and the very large companies becomes cozy and large amounts of money become involved, the low seniority workers start getting abused by both sides.
Union busters do a lot of shady shït, for sure, but the unionizers do equally shady shït to get shops to unionize, and unless you live in a right to work state, you don’t have a choice (except quitting) when it comes to joining the union.
My overall point is your damned if you do, damned if you don’t, so you have to pick your poison and vigilance is needed regardless of what path you take. I think at this point (2021), the unions do more damage than good.
That’s not to say the unions were always a bad thing.
Remember kids, cops do a necessary service for your local communities, but they are NOT your friend. I don't hate them, I don't love them, they deserve the same respect a plumber or electrician does. When you need them, you absolutely need them. When you don't, someone else might. But they will violate your rights in a heartbeat if need be, because they need to eat too and they just do what the state says. Say nothing, always comply quickly and silently, not because "you have nothing to hide" or "doing nothing wrong then nothing wrong will happen", because a BS night in jail is better than a month because they managed to turn a "WTF I wasn't even at a restaurant tonight" into resisting arrest and obstruction of justice.
@thrawnfett, never talk to cops without a lawyer present.
@thrawnfett, the only rights you have are the ones your local area enforce. with the increase of body cams tho, there's likely a decrease in violition of rights. cops can get punished for law violation too, if the local police aren't too corrupt.
@Good Pineapple Pizza, I disagree, I think rights are something everyone has when they are born and can never be taken away. They can, however, be violated and ignored by people strong enough to do so. But you always have your rights, to think otherwise is to accept victimhood.
@Hot Coffee, I always subscribed to the quote “a man only has those rights which he can defend”. Your rights can only exist if you’re willing to fight for them. That includes in a court of law.
@BigJohnson86, I don’t think our views on rights are contradictory. I like how you describe them, but would argue that each of what we describe are part of the whole of rights.
@Hot Coffee, it’s more about the approach to them we differ. I think most people agree on what rights are or should be in general. I’m libertarian and hate pretty much all government oversight. Every interaction with them to me is part of an ongoing war for your rights. The government wants you to have less of them so you must fight them at every turn to defend them. Once a government claims it you will ever get it back.
@BigJohnson86, People are too shïtty to get rid of government oversight completely. There needs to be an uninterested 3rd party to mediate disputes and establish and enforce standards for trade, but I think that’s where it should stop. I don’t think anything good comes from legislating morality.
The states should be the experiments in government, not the feds.
Pigs on the sun be like
kneeling pigs oink oink
*peeks head out of cave*
“Everything seems in order here.”
*heads back to cave*
The french pig is literally just saying "wank"
You know, people keep repeating that line about how you don't need an AR because deer don't wear bulletproof vests. Every time someone says it, all I can think is that deer don't, but pigs do.