I hope that none of you who will not answer police questions ever complain about failure to solve crimes/arrest criminals, violent or otherwise. I guess you don't actually see a role for police, other than if a crime happens to be committed within their sight. Basically, we can just get rid of the police entirely, other than traffic cops.
I didn't say I wouldn't answer police questions; I said that I wouldn't answer police questions if they would not answer my question about what they were questioning me about
Originally Posted by Kellye
Here's the way I see it: if they can't tell me in very specific terms what they're investigating, I can't help them. If they can't be honest with me, I have no motivation to be honest with them.
I'm not in the habit of giving out information to people I don't know - I don't care if they're wearing a uniform or not. Also, I believe you should use all of your rights as a citizen on principle when the opportunity presents itself. If only the guilty use their rights, it'll only be easier to sweep them away.
However, I was quite disappointed how judge Wilson turned it racial saying that white people get away with possessing drugs and they are the majority users of drugs (75% of all drugs and drug users are by white people according to him). Where the heck did that little fact come from?
I don't know if that estimate is correct, but I do agree with Wilson that minorities get lambasted by the system (particularly with drug charges) in comparison to white people. For example, a white kid might get probation for a drug charge, but a black kid will probably get two years in prison. Statistically, 1 in 3 black men will
go to jail at some point during their lives, and it's not because black people commit more crimes. They just get away with them less often.
I think that police do target young people because they are more inclined to make mistakes and usually don't know their rights.
I agree with this - I also think younger people are stereotypically expected to be more rebellious and liable to engage in illegal activities.
even if the cop station was near by its not like theyre gonna be staring out the window waiting to stop crime as it happens, theyve got duties to do that keep them occupied.
Yeah, like staff meetings and other issues of bureaucratic import.