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  •  Okay. That is actually relevant. (1+ / 0-)
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    Good job. Much better than your previous attempt. I remove my accusation of arguing in bad faith. You have shown that, at least on the books, police have a duty to prevent crime and apprehend those who commit it.

    But, has it been applied? That is the real question. I will argue that the police, in many places, act in gross dereliction of duty and get away with it regularly.

    •  Why do you suppose those officers in Miami (1+ / 0-)
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      were fired if not for "dereliction of duty?"

      Look, I get that you don't like police, ok? But they're not all bad people out to do everything possible to aid criminals and harass innnocent citizenry.

      And, yes, there are bad cops who get away with not doing their jobs. No system to police the police is perfect or anything even close to it. We tend to hear about those bad apples more because "Cop does job!" doesn't make it into the newspapers, even in the metro section.

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