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  1. 03 Dec '14 13:41 / 1 edit
    Why aren't there two police officers per car like it was in the days of Adam-12?

    Two officers would make all the difference in the world when it comes to confrontations with one suspect.
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    03 Dec '14 14:32
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Why aren't there two police officers per car like it was in the days of Adam-12?

    Two officers would make all the difference in the world when it comes to confrontations with one suspect.
    Taxes are too low to pay the extra cop.
  3. 03 Dec '14 14:38
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Taxes are too low to pay the extra cop.
    So you are saying that the Ferguson problem is a direct result of budget problems and the police man in question gets to suffer the consequences of a no win situation?
  4. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    03 Dec '14 14:54
    Originally posted by Eladar
    So you are saying that the Ferguson problem is a direct result of budget problems and the police man in question gets to suffer the consequences of a no win situation?
    Are you saying you favour higher taxation to pay for improved public services?
  5. 03 Dec '14 14:59
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Are you saying you favour higher taxation to pay for improved public services?
    or better spending.

    just because one is a democrat/liberal/socialist doesn't necessarily mean one should jump to higher taxes.
  6. 03 Dec '14 15:21
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Why aren't there two police officers per car like it was in the days of Adam-12?

    Two officers would make all the difference in the world when it comes to confrontations with one suspect.
    Because if one would raise taxes to pay for this all the job creators would flee the country immediately, just like they did in the days of Adam-12.
  7. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    03 Dec '14 15:47
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Why aren't there two police officers per car like it was in the days of Adam-12?

    Two officers would make all the difference in the world when it comes to confrontations with one suspect.
    I wondered about that. I think you are right, the presence of a second officer would have prevented Brown from even thinking of reaching in through the window (not so much deterrence as it wouldn't have occurred to him) and the stakes wouldn't have got to lethal.
  8. 04 Dec '14 01:52
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    I wondered about that. I think you are right, the presence of a second officer would have prevented Brown from even thinking of reaching in through the window (not so much deterrence as it wouldn't have occurred to him) and the stakes wouldn't have got to lethal.
    I'm not sure it would have stopped him, but it would have made it more likely that things would not have gone that far. This assumes of course the other officer was strong enough to actually be of help.
  9. 04 Dec '14 02:29
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I'm not sure it would have stopped him, but it would have made it more likely that things would not have gone that far. This assumes of course the other officer was strong enough to actually be of help.
    Hey probably would have tazed him, or beat him with a stick, and that would have Al and Holder down there anyway?
  10. 04 Dec '14 02:43
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Why aren't there two police officers per car like it was in the days of Adam-12?

    Two officers would make all the difference in the world when it comes to confrontations with one suspect.
    Money!
  11. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    04 Dec '14 05:08
    Originally posted by Eladar
    I'm not sure it would have stopped him, but it would have made it more likely that things would not have gone that far. This assumes of course the other officer was strong enough to actually be of help.
    Well, there's two of them so Brown would have known Wilson had backup. If he still did the same thing the other officer could get out of the car and then Brown's at a huge disadvantage because he's leaning through the window. All Wilson would have to do is hold onto him while his partner got round the S.U.V..
  12. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    04 Dec '14 07:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Why aren't there two police officers per car like it was in the days of Adam-12?

    Two officers would make all the difference in the world when it comes to confrontations with one suspect.
    Perhaps there should also be a lawyer and TV news reporter and cameraman accompanying the police on every call. We will all be taxed to the poor house.
  13. Standard member Mammy Blueonline
    Delicious Monster...
    04 Dec '14 11:38
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Perhaps there should also be a lawyer and TV news reporter and cameraman accompanying the police on every call. We will all be taxed to the poor house.
    Didn't anyone think about a dashcam that can be rotated to where the action is? Maybe by hand or automatically? Then all this sheet wouldn't have been such a mess
  14. 04 Dec '14 13:15
    Originally posted by Mammy Blue
    Didn't anyone think about a dashcam that can be rotated to where the action is? Maybe by hand or automatically? Then all this sheet wouldn't have been such a mess
    Officer cams exist and are in use in some police forces:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/11/05/a-future-in-which-every-police-officer-wears-a-body-cam-isnt-entirely-rosy/

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/police-officer-fired-for-refusing-to-turn-on-body-cam/
  15. 04 Dec '14 14:35
    Originally posted by Mammy Blue
    Didn't anyone think about a dashcam that can be rotated to where the action is? Maybe by hand or automatically? Then all this sheet wouldn't have been such a mess
    Two officers makes things safer for the cops too.

    But hey, why not have video evidence of a lone cop trying to keep control? Just what this country needs, fewer employed people and more technology.