Originally Posted by Harold falcon
I miss dangerous Times Square. Porn, Ninja shops, drugs on every corner. Now it's all Disney Store and Guy Fieri's restaurants. I don't see how this is possibly better.
We know, Harvey Stormcrow, and that's why you're so much fun, in your own inimitable way.
I'm more middle of the road when it comes to the issue. Cops vs. Criminals.
I believe the following:
1. There are bad people
2. Some of them are violent, psychopathic, predatory
3. Crime is down because our prisons have been filled up with miscreants, hoodlums, yobs, and thugs
4. Cops aren't perfect, and some of them fall under category number 2 (as do some D.A.'s)
5. The number of people killed by cops is less than the number of people killed by non-cops
If we rid ourselves of cops, we would live in a more dangerous place, although a more Constitutional place.
Safety vs. Liberty and all that. We can lean on the side of liberty, but many on the civil rights(TM) side of things would not . . . appreciate . . . the resulting justice system.