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  •  Of course, Law Enforcement across the nation (0+ / 0-)

    currently has what is known as "selective enforcement" abilities, in every jurisdiction in the land.

    Which is shorthand for:

    In America, in small towns and large cities everywhere, there are not enough uniformed police officers to actually police the land.

    Which means that local Sheriff's and Chief's of Police must determine how many man-hours they have for assignment of existing Officers to work reported crimes. Which eventually means that some crimes go unsolved and even un-worked.

    Looked at logically, police forces across the nation are deciding which Laws they will enforce and which they will not - ad hoc. Already. In fact if not in name.

    Have we already lost Democracy?

    I think not.


    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

    by Angie in WA State on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 01:22:38 AM PST

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