Rise of the Warrior Cop

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by RB, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I have mentioned from time to time my concern with the arming of local police with military type weapons. Police are no longer Peace Officers but combatants against citizens. I think we should all be aware of this when dealing with police. An excellent WSJ article linked on Drudge really brings the problem into focus.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...8040780519904.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

    Police are tracking your every move. NSA is recording your every communication. IRS will be collecting your health and financial history.

    How did we get into this mess? I suggest the first step to correction is to get the current crop of traitors out of Washington.
     
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  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Reading this just makes me sick, especially this sentence:

    Someone needs to tell these cops that there are many jobs that are much more dangerous and lead to more deaths than being a cop. What's the most dangerous job in the country? Commercial fisherman.

    There are over 600,000 cops in the country and last year 72 of them were killed on the job by bad guys; 45 from "accidents". (I would wager most were of their own doing, like reckless driving.)

    http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/pr...forcement-officers-killed-in-the-line-of-duty

    The number of commercial fisherman is far less than 100,000 and in 2011, 42 of them died on the job.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-of-the-most-dangerous-jobs-in-the-u-s--191643548.html
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    ETA: I tried to post this to the WSJ but couldn't do so - does one now have to have a subscription to post a comment?
     
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    These are not "warrior cops." These are "thugs."
     

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