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Old 01-22-2017, 03:02 PM
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WOW! I live in Dallas. I was very glad for the Cowboys season. Jerry Jones actually lives down the street. I do not think any body wanted something like that. What a despicable person!
I agree with you. I would have kicked the idiot's ass single-handedly without the help of any deputy monkeys or puppies. I consider an unsolicited confrontation a deadly threat on my life, and so should everybody else. But that's up to each individual.
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Whether or not local law enforcement should be militarized is debatable. I think it is based on the threats they face . For all the violence in places like Chicago the perpetrators are loosely organized. It there were organized threats with trained operators doing the violence it would be a different story. I don't expect inner city thugs ever being organized or trained to the point where military style force would be necessary.

That being said I believe the Border Patrol is a different story. The BP should not be a law enforcement organization. It should be a military organization charged with the task of securing our borders. It should be attached to the Coast Guard in a similar fashion as the Marines are attached to the Navy.
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I agree. Border Patrol is to the Army as Coast Guard is to the Navy. What's wrong with that?
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at least we know 1 reason why they are NOT more militaristic.
It'a not because they are bound by law or duty to protect citizens from harm.

It's to enforce the law... no matter how stupid or unconstitutional they may be.

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WASHINGTON, June 27 2005 - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.

The decision, with an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia and dissents from Justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, overturned a ruling by a federal appeals court in Colorado. The appeals court had permitted a lawsuit to proceed against a Colorado town, Castle Rock, for the failure of the police to respond to a woman's pleas for help after her estranged husband violated a protective order by kidnapping their three young daughters, whom he eventually killed.

Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone - The New York Times
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"Peter Martino is a citizen of the State of New Hampshire. Mr. Martino is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve who has been mobilized three times. During his military career, he commanded an infantry platoon, company, and battalion. He was also the senior U.S. adviser to an Iraqi Army brigade. Mr. Martino has had a successful civilian career providing training, consulting, and program management services to private companies and to state and federal agency contractors. Mr. Martino presently holds a top secret security clearance."
He's speaking against the cities purchase of military vehicles.
says what the cities are doing is turning the police into military. That the EXACT same tools, uniforms, vehicles he used in Iraq in the war are what are on the streets of america... just different color schemes.
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