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More than 100 police agencies are pulling out of next month’s DNC

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by gatorpika, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. gatorpika

    gatorpika Premium Member

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    More than 100 police agencies are pulling out of next month’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

    This probably is more political more than about safety, but will be interesting to see the longer term impacts. Will police departments more and more refuse to police when popular restrictions are placed on them? Same deal happened in Seattle a week or two ago.
     
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  2. nobbqsauce

    nobbqsauce All American

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    I'm shocked the DNC wants to pay police departments to work security at the DNC. Doesn't seem.inline with the defund the police line so many have been stating.
     
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  3. slayerxing

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    I don't think you understand what defund the police means.
     
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  4. LouisvilleGator

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    Yes, apparently it means defund the police in ways that lower enforcement levels in certain neighborhoods, but when our asses are on the line, then we need ya!
     
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  5. G8trGr8t

    G8trGr8t Premium Member

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    No it means redirect some resources to be able to incorporate trained mental health professionals into the equation to help deescalate situations rather than militarize them
     
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  6. nolancarey

    nolancarey GC Hall of Fame

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    They're concerned that they can't use tear gas?
    OK.
     
  7. emmitt22

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    There is one silver lining to defunding the police, removing police officers from situations will help reduce the amount of police officers killed in the line of duty.

    Now there could be an increase in mental health professionals killed in the line of duty but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
     
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  8. LouisvilleGator

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    The issue you have is the English language, which has a very clear definition of the word "defund". "Demilitarize the police" would have been just as easy. Stop spinning it. We both know that BLM wants the police gone. It has nothing to do with their armored vehicles.
     
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  9. LouisvilleGator

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    Yep and let's not forget, "Cartels lives matter" too. When the police get rid of all their military grade equipment, that'll make things more fair for the cartels and easier for them to go about their normal daily lives.
     
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  10. slayerxing

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    Wrong
     
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  11. nobbqsauce

    nobbqsauce All American

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    Oh? Has the word defund or the word police changed their meaning? Or is this one of those fun times where you get to define the word to mean whatever you want?

    de·fund
    /dēˈfənd/
    verb
    US
    1. prevent from continuing to receive funds.
     
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  12. nobbqsauce

    nobbqsauce All American

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    Redirect seems to have a very different meaning than defund....
     
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  13. FeeBart

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    Let’s just admit it’s a great aim but shitty sloganeering. It gives voice to those that want to obfuscate and misdirect away from the issue.

    See Above
     
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  14. WC53

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    If you advertise a dumb slogan with no defined meaning....
     
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  15. nobbqsauce

    nobbqsauce All American

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    of course I would I imagine some here would use the words peaceful protestors to describe people attacking LE with 2 pound hammers, homemade frag grenades, molotov cocktails, stopping traffic on main roads and beating on the cars,etc...all so PEACEFUL
    But hey...we can make up our gender...why not just make up what words mean
     
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  16. FeeBart

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    No those are idiots and Pretty much everyone on here has stated they need to go.
     
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  17. nobbqsauce

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    No, some on here still call the riots in Portland as peaceful.
     
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  19. FeeBart

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    There can be both Peaceful Protestors and some idiots rioting at the same time. They are not mutually exclusive nor static.
     
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  20. gator7_5

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    Sounds like those professionals will fit the security bill perfectly at the dnc convention. What better event for a test run?
     
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