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    Quote Originally Posted by jmc View Post
    Which is honestly a damn shame it is now classified as a racist symbol, or racists are now using that flag as a symbol to spew their hatred.
    What's more amazing/frustrating/downright retarded is the amount of law enforcement who thinks The Punisher is a damn role model to them. I personally think that's even worse then the flag imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melena View Post
    What's more amazing/frustrating/downright retarded is the amount of law enforcement who thinks The Punisher is a damn role model to them. I personally think that's even worse then the flag imo.
    Or my personal favorite, the ones who have a certain transformer quote on their POVs. Seen that a lot


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    Oh god, please tell me they aren't using Till All Are One or One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall. I haven't seen this yet and it already makes me want to bang my head against the wall.

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    I’ve seen both


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    Oh god. Remind me if I see any of my old co-workers at the sheriff's office with that to bitch slap them up their head

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    Three officers terminated after it's discovered they're racists. 'Discovered' means they accidentally left a dash cam on, got caught on it being racist dicks, and no one could ignore it any longer.

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    So I've thought for a long time that police departments were simultaneously underresourced, overcommitted, and underqualified, stretching themselves too thin to deal with problems that they really should not have been near. I also thought and still think that if the state holds a monopoly on the legitimation of violence, then it will always need agents for that purpose and we might as well call those violence regulators the police.

    However, the protests made it fairly clear to me that there are two additional problems that I was giving them the benefit of the doubt on:
    1) Police unions are clearly toxic. I have read a lot of articles at this point about how bad they are and the rebuttal pieces lack any substantive examples of how they make the world better. They appear to be pure moral hazard with no upside.
    2) They don't seem to take their responsibilities seriously. We think of judges as fairly staid dispensers of justice, but arguably a policeman should be even more stoic and even-tempered because they have to make judgments in real time with peoples' lives on the line. It has become apparent that is not even close to the culture.

    The police have probably never lived up to their responsibilities, but at this point there's a PR problem that prevents the police from recruiting people that can live up to the standards that the job requires. Perhaps rebranding the police as the policia, recruiting different people, and using the reset to build a different culture is actually necessary as the quickest way through this problem.


    On a broader note about costs, it would be a lot less fucking expensive to hire adults with functioning prefrontal cortices if we had social programs that kept kids from going hungry or living in undue stress. The potential we waste every year not providing goddamned food to children is criminal.

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