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[–] QueenAlt 4 points 14 points (+18|-4) ago  (edited ago)

You have to remember that the officers on the scene are getting direct orders from their higher ups. They have no way of knowing if last minute court orders have come through; or intelligence that indicated weapons or plans for large scale violence. They are stuck in the middle with no option but to trust in the decisions of their superiors. They are in a fucked up place in these situations. All they can ensure is their own safety.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

No, I agree with QueenAlt. They have know way of knowing if an order to ignore particular violations/focus on others is politically motivated or tactically motivated.

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[–] bezzy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Police are just goons who do what they are told.

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[–] RoBatten 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Then lose their jobs . . . I don't like it, but I can see where they're coming from.

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[–] lanre 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is called the Nuremberg defense. Just following orders, can't think for myself.