Law enforcement should be the responsibility of the people not the authorities

May 8, 2015, 12:54 am

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The debate "Law enforcement should be the responsibility of the people not the authorities" was started by jonatron5 on May 8, 2015, 12:54 am. 13 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 22 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

PsychDave posted 1 argument, toughgamerjerry posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

jonatron5, libertarian_rebel, Violet and 10 visitors agree.
PsychDave, AnkGanu, toughgamerjerry, Bodaciouslady16, DarkAngelAnarchist, v_d, Benzdick, skyfrancois_97, sighnomore99, soullesschicken, sdiop, jedty and 10 visitors disagree.

The police are the people. Everything else I have to say on this PsycheDave already did.

4 years, 6 months ago

Police are trained to know what is legal and what is not. If people started taking the law into their own hands, most of them would be enforcing the laws they liked, and not the ones they disliked, not to mention punishing people they thought were breaking the law and weren't. Police also have a great deal of oversight. They need warrants, they fill out mountains of paperwork, and they are scrutinized to make sure they not only know what the law is, but are enforcing it appropriately. Citizens would not have that level of training, of resources, or of balances on their power.

4 years, 6 months ago
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