Originally Posted by tCan
I disagree. I think it does more harm than good. War on drugs. Lack of prosecution of violent criminals. Need I say more?
So, you are pinning things on the police that other people are responsible for?
The "war on drugs" has been going on since the early 20th century, but it was Eisenhower's administration that defined the parameters - the police didn't start it...
Last I checked, police are not authorized to prosecute anyone. That would be up to the District Attorney/State/County Prosecutor.
However, I do agree with the overall sentiment that police should be restricted to whatever means the civilian population is. I also feel it should also be applied to federal law enforcement as well.