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Charles Pierce on Policing in America

Over at Esquire, Charles Pierce writes with a question that every American should ask about policing in America: ARMIES OF OCCUPATION OR LOCAL U.S. POLICE FORCES?

About this matter, Mr. Pierce offers a few simple, and incontrovertibly true, principles about policing in a free society:

We should have meetings everywhere.

And those meetings should have as their theme one simple truth.

You work for us.

You cannot steal from any of us.

You cannot kill any of us without cause.

You cannot lie to us about stealing from us or about killing one of us without cause.

You work for us.

You work for all of us.

His essay is well worth reading in full, however troubling the subject.

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