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    Another observation though, if liberals stop committing so many crimes in those inner city havens of poverty they wouldn't need more police. Too bad that's an idea that is not acceptable to liberals.
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    @MBernard - Indiana is a state, not a city. I don't recall seeing Indiana state on that list, I recall seeing Gary, Indiana (a city) on the list. And that city is a bastion of liberalism if I ever saw it.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix

    I remember an interview with a local inner city leader. When asked about the lawlessness that was occurring, her response was that it was in the culture of the residents to be like that. While she was being lambasted for her response, I had to wonder if she actually made a good point.
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    LOL. The usual self-effacing Con. Conservative hypocrisy to the max.

    When a conservative does wrong other conservatives immediately deny the person was a conservative and if so, claims person was so only in name, a RINO.
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    @WMCOL
    Well it has been tried, results have not been that great. My experiance abd observation tells me police are responsible for more then a little crime: corruption, drug dealing, assaults in the form of brutallity, murders which they often get away with because theyvan cover up the evidence, drug dealing, pimping, even rape. I think big city police departments are for the most part a negative, and that community patrols would be far prefereable.
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    @PoliticalSpice
    You still must have law-enforcement for incarceration, making charges, and the whole legal process.

    The situation you describe screams out for police and community to work together. You are describing how it does not work which means there is a need to find a way for it to work. The community elects the people who oversee the running of the city, and who are responsible for the police, the courts, and the city justice system.

    You begin by changing how city hall operates by electing and putting in place people who will do the right thing. People must go to council meetings and make their views known and diligently work to change the very situation you describe.

    What you've done is again demonstrate the great need for police and community to work together, which was stated at beginning of this conversation.
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    I agree. Those cities (all voted for Democrats for decades and voted this year for their obama phones) raise criminals generation after generation. These cities will never change because of the types of people that live in them. It's obvious residents of those citizens have a deep "entitlement" mentality and have little to known in the way of skills, education, or work ethic.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix
    Maybe that's why red states have higher crime rates.
    And Bush phones dude, Bush phones. Get a clue man and then maybe you could actually contribute to intellectual conversation.
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    @Cheenoguy Bush phones. Bush tax cuts. Can we at least agree on this? If one president admin. starts a "program" and the next president admin. accepts it without (at least) trying to eliminate it, then it becomes the new president admin.'s program? I managed people. When I went to a new store/area, I at least tried to change MY people to MY way of thinking or accepted the old way as mine!
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix I would be willing to bet th`at if folks of "entitlement mentality" had the opportunity to go to work and earn $50.00 a week more than they get from welfare, 50+% would turn the job down.
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    @stepped_in_it
    I have no problem with that. I just get irritated with low information voters thinking Obama did it. Especially irritating when people who frequent this site and have to know the truth try to treat that as an "Obama buying votes" program.
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    The common thread with all these cities is that they are all governed by Democrats - who drive out the few remaining employers, and pander to the violent street criminals. These were all good prosperous healthy cities - before they passed NAFTA and GATT (thereby exporting most of the jobs).
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    Repeal the war on drugs, and cops will have more time and resources to go after thieves and violent criminals. Repeal the war on drugs, and communities will see fewer thefts and violent crimes. Repeal the war on drugs, and we eliminate the number one cause of police corruption that helps crime to thrive in our communities.
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    Sure, then repeal all domestic violence laws, illegal immigration laws and repeal the abolition of slavery. Make everyone on the same level and turn the cops loose.
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    @Republican5001 - That was a knee-jerk response based on unfounded rhetoric.

    "It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the equal rights of each from aggression on the part of others, and the moment governmental prohibitions extend beyond this line they are in danger of defeating the very ends they are intended to serve." -Henry George
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    @Republican5001 - "The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." --Einstein
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    No real crime waves in my home town. I live in a rural county in south central Kentucky. I have a cabinet full of guns , and I use them, as do most of my neighbors. The criminals are aware of this and 'Surprise Surprise" go where the guns aren't to commit their crimes.
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    Where does East St. Louis fall? I figured it was the top one.

    Seriously, where I live policing is still done by the county sheriff. And they do a great job. But as for inner city settings, I was once advised by an East St. Louis cop to carry a gun.(Illinois has very restrictive gun laws and carrying is probably illegal.) When law enforcement encourages law abiding people to break the law, there's a big problem.
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    Nope! If anything, we have too many cops. You can't drive a mile without seeing one. They often have nothing to do and tend to nit pick.
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    The so-called "stop snitching" campaign that's been going on in America's inner cities have made cops obsolete anyhow so there's really no need to waste money on hiring more officers.
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    All of these with left-leaning liberal leaderships. And I would bet the vast majority of those committing crimes are the very liberals who would advocate for more taxpayer funds for police. I say arm the citizens, teach them the justifications for proper use of force and let em' carry. See how much crime is committed then....all at a reduced cost too...
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    Well I tell ya. My town is dealing with exactly the opposite issue. Too much police presence. Instead of having a county cop cruise through once a day, they have increased their presence to two sweeps through a day. Almost feels like a police state now. But I guess they had to do something what with that rash of 5 car break ins a few weeks back.
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    yes, antioch has gone to the dogs! filthy, predator head, pant saggin beast roam the streets at all hours looking for their next victim, almost a murder a week for the past couple years now.
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