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Friday, August 07, 2020

Oughta work

The Seattle City Council proposed a motion to abolish its police department and to instead "create a civilian led department of community safety & violence prevention."
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9 comments:

  1. Note to Seattle residents: DO NOT MOVE TO MY CITY!!! You voted for these loony assholes. Live with it.
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  2. Let'em.
    Worked out wonderfully well in Portland.
    -Just A Chemist

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  3. LOL. Can't Wait for these stories !

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  4. I wonder if the new uniforms of this community lead force will include white hoods, historically they have.

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  5. I've never understood the terminology separating "civilian" from "police". In my mind it's either military or civilian and the police aren't military. That makes them civilian and therefore the "civilian led department of community safety & violence prevention." I think part of the problem we have with policing in the USA is the police themselves thinking of themselves as being apart from the rest of us, as not being "civilian" and therefore some sort of quasi-military security force playing sheepdog with the rest of us. That quickly morphs into an "us" vs "them" mentality. That's the shit that has to change.

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    1. You are completely correct, and I am not just agreeing with you, you are grammatically correct. In the US (supposedly) the police are a non-military entity. Therefore, they are a civilian law enforcement. The incorrect application of military jargon to themselves is no more than a linguistic circle-jerk.
      And yes, that shit needs to change.
      -Just A Chemist

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  6. DS beat me to it: "Cops ARE civilians, you morons!"

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