Words have meaning. Connotations. They're important to have the full flavor of what's going on. I had a run in with the IRS; you got audited; he cheated on his taxes. Beyond just spin, it goes to values: identical acts performed for different reasons take on different worth. Cops are very used to moral relativists trying to justify bankrupt concepts and actions by drawing parallels that aren't justified. It's part of defining deviancy down. In the thread, you're seeing
Anyone who has spent a little time hanging out at their local range, gun shop or online forums has probably run into some all-knowing “expert” warning of the legal dangers of customizing their concealed-carry weapon. For those of you who have not been blessed by such sage, unsolicited advice, the story goes like this:
"You have to be an idiot to lighten or smooth up your handgun’s trigger pull. Should you ever have to (justifiably)
Posted 06-05-2011 at 04:58 byRussP Updated 06-06-2011 at 03:26 byRussP
Sam Spade, once again, tells it like it is.
Originally Posted by Sam Spade
Seriously, they want policing that doesn't offend their sensibilities. Those sensibilities are based on different things in different people and are generally emotional instead of rational, but they're there. Can you imagine the US State Dept shutting down intelligence gathering because someone's sensibilities were offended? We did once upon a time, because "Gentlemen don't read other gentlemen's mail." People's sense of propriety is a powerful
What is the difference between reasonable police force and excessive
force? Who decides where one ends and the other begins? How objective is the
standard? What influences impact that standard? This article will examine
conflicting views of reasonable force, identify and isolate particular factors that
have created and perpetuated this growing conflict, specifically between police
and community members....