Just Curious 2 of 10: Why Would We Trust Police To Enforce The Law Without Any Training In What The Laws Are?


It occurs to me that police are paid money by tax payers to enforce the law.

But they aren’t trained in what the law is.

They don’t even have a tool to verify what the law is while enforcing it.

Why would we expect people to enforce the law if they are lacking the education to know what it is.

Would we do this for doctors? and yet we don’t even allow doctors to carry guns.

It seems to me that you should be a law student first, and then after graduation, be a police officer.

It should be mandatory to enforce the law as a police officer for at least 8 years before becoming eligible to be a lawyer.

Just a thought

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  1. I agree with you. Always found it amazing that governments, particularly local ones, hire downright morons to enforce “the law” when no one, either elected or labeled a “police officer” have a clue to what the law is, or how it is to be interpreted given changing conditions. What is even more amazing is that these ignorant “police officers” can assassinate people with impunity. This society is ruled by ignorance and violence.

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  2. Why? Because they have guns, tasers, clubs, and other blue shirted friends (like themselves) that’ll stand with them.
    We – as a whole – are weak because we will NOT stand together.
    Trust? No… we FEAR this “police”

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    • Indeed, indeed, indeed, Kenneth, but even deeper than that I believe (from having lived it!) is a deep seated “faith” that these murderers have a god-given right to act the way they do. If Americans (and don’t forget to add Canadians in that) didn’t have their latent and backward “respect” for “authorities” our police state would be in deep shit as of this moment. But fear and faith… isn’t that the biblical way to control the sheeple? 🤔

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      • The same thing is happening in non biblical countries like China and Russia.

        I think police get a pass because they maintain order. There is fear that if you punish them to harshly you may descend into chaos.

        Or that you would have to allow the military to become the police force. It would seem that the problem is accountability is avoided to maintain order.

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  3. I agree with the general point of your thoughts.

    “It seems to me that you should be a law student first, and then after graduation, be a police officer.”
    Some European countries have particular education for police, which means you have to study the same amount of time to become a low ranking policeman than someone study to become a nurse. And the same way as doctors have to complete a university, high ranking police officers have to be in university too.
    Also, the same way teachers have regular training, so should the police have.

    “It should be mandatory to enforce the law as a police officer for at least 8 years before becoming eligible to be a lawyer.”
    Would you mind to elaborate on this one, please?

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