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Protecting A Great City

 
 
RexRed
 
Reply Thu 18 Dec, 2014 08:07 am
This slogan "Protecting A Great City" used to be printed on the rear quarter panel of all of the police cars in the city of Portland Maine...

Someone made them remove it..

If police are not here to protect the law abiding occupants of the city what the hell good are they?

Why was this motto removed and by whom?

I used to take pride in the police when I would read this motto on a police car.

With all of the recent shootings of "unarmed" (mostly black) people. What the hell is going on?

Is our city no longer great? Are the people not worth protecting?

Should the people of Portland care about protecting and supporting a great police force in general now? That tank and many other weapons the police have were paid for by tax payer money.

Removing that slogan was no more than a slap in the face to those who have been avid supporters of the local police.

Maybe the local hospitals should change their motto too!! Instead of "healing the sick" they could change it to "protecting our stock holders"?
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 09:09 am
Websters:
Polis

po·lis1
ˈpōləs,ˈpä-/
noun
: a Greek city-state; broadly : a state or society especially when characterized by a sense of community

Comment:
The western world (including Websters today) has for many years mistranslated the wold "polis" as meaning a city...

The Greek word polis is where we derive the English word police.

Polis does not mean a "city" it means a "wall".

Most cities were civilized due to walls that were built around them.

So the police are a wall to keep the lawless and law abiding separate from one another.

http://www.interpol.int/var/interpol/storage/images/media/images/member-countries/asia-south-pacific/afghanistan/afghanistan/afghan-border-police-12/62890-1-eng-GB/Afghan-Border-Police-12_large.jpg

Firstly,
The wall should not separate race!

City walls were perhaps (along with agriculture) one of the greatest factors in human civilization.

The walls of cities also keep wild animals from wandering the streets and carrying off young children.

What exactly is this "wall" (polis) comprised of that today's police represent?

Well, it is comprised of US Constitutional law and order where justice is carried out by courts of law and not vigilante justice...

Where people are guaranteed a trial and not before a trial convicted by bigotry, homophobia, sexism, racism etc... dictated by narrow religious superstitions.

Were ALL people are created equal and deemed innocent until proven guilty.

This is what police are vowed to protect and honor and when this oath of office is violated then the police themselves become the outsiders to social justice.

Polis does not mean "city" it means "wall"...

Protecting A Great City...

Peace and respect towards all...
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FBM
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 09:14 am
Sad, but true:

Quote:
Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/28scotus.html
RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 19 Dec, 2014 09:16 am
@FBM,
FBM wrote:

Sad, but true:

Quote:
Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/28scotus.html


The police have a duty to protect the US Constitution with ensures equality and justice for all. The very cornerstone of the US Constitution is "We The People".
RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 24 Dec, 2014 08:06 pm
A Lot Fewer Cops Are Killed These Days And Most Who Are, Are Killed By White Guys
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/12/22/a-lot-fewer-cops-are-killed-these-days-and-most-who-are-are-killed-by-white-guys/
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 24 Dec, 2014 11:10 pm
https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10882157_758411860918537_1580415309304823901_n.jpg?oh=968e02dfd232e504842a8708e4486bc2&oe=5547DABB
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FBM
 
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Reply Wed 24 Dec, 2014 11:23 pm
@RexRed,
RexRed wrote:

FBM wrote:

Sad, but true:

Quote:
Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/28scotus.html


The police have a duty to protect the US Constitution with ensures equality and justice for all. The very cornerstone of the US Constitution is "We The People".


My understanding is that the police have a duty to enforce constitutional laws. The SCOTUS, I think, is charged with protecting the Constitution.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 24 Dec, 2014 11:40 pm
Jesus, why dont you go find out what the reality of the situation is before you start bitching about it? Is it so normal for you liberals to not consult the truth that you dont even consider doing it?

My first guess is that the motto including "a great city" was seen as pretentious, conceited and condescending....but you go find out and then let us know, MKay?
RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 25 Dec, 2014 12:06 am
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

Jesus, why dont you go find out what the reality of the situation is before you start bitching about it? Is it so normal for you liberals to not consult the truth that you dont even consider doing it?

My first guess is that the motto including "a great city" was seen as pretentious, conceited and condescending....but you go find out and then let us know, MKay?


Yes, why not "protecting a ******* lousy city" that might be less condescending... Or protecting a racially mixed city... or mostly black city... (cynical)

So all cities are not equally protected like the GOP wants it...

They hoard black populated states so they can keep them poor.

Disgusting republicans...
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