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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by TheMailMan, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Replace municipal police departments with sheriff’s deputies.

    There is something to be said for having a police force that ;
    1) the top of the ladder can be replaced by the people they “serve and protect” by an election and;
    The officers that work for the Sheriff are at Will employees that can have their employment terminated for gross neglect or dereliction.
     


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  2. busykngt

    busykngt TGT Addict

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  3. Mohawk600

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    Federally based anything is phucking stoopid
     
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  4. txinvestigator

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    Jesus Christ there is a lot of stupid in that
     
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  5. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    You can't teach common sense.
     
  6. F350-6

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    Agreed. But you could definitely attract better candidates if the starting pay was around $300k per year.

    If you want cops and training that results in very few mistakes, the citizens are going to have to pony up for that quality of person, because the line of applicants is going to be a mile long.

    When you start dealing with budget cuts, pension cuts, vacancies to fill, a lack of applicants to weed out, then you don't get to be as choosy.

    Then there's also the part about Cool Hand Luke and common sense going out the window as soon as someone points a gun at you. That's an experience not many have, and no one should want.
     
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  7. Mohawk600

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    So you want to pay cops $300k per year? Good luck with that.
     
  8. F350-6

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    No, just pointing out that life is about compromise. You can't expect a rookie cop making under 40k a year to attract the same kind of qualified individual that offering much more would. Yet so many think the cops should be as qualified as if they were making 300k a year.

    We as a society have made cops lower paid than politicians or even high school football coaches. So, we as a society get to deal with the repercussions of our decisions.
     
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  9. BuzzinSATX

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    yep!
     
  10. Mohawk600

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    Sorry.....but cops don't deserve salaries as high as teachers or nurses. They clean up....they don't prevent.
     


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