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Old 05.06.2020, 18:54
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Re: The racial time bomb-USA

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Well, then... that's (part of) the problem right there. If it's not the job of the police to help protect people, then what exactly IS their job? Making money for the government by handing out parking tickets?

So if a cop is walking by and sees a guy beating up an elderly woman and stealing her purse, he is under no obligation -- and it isn't considered his duty as a police officer -- to help her?

The police is typically responsible for maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law, and preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal activities. These functions are known as policing. (according to Brittanica).


If you would take that literally, the cop's task would be first to make sure that the guy is caught.
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