Questions tagged [police]

Questions related to the civil force of a state, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order.

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Why do policemen in Germany still carry lethal firearms instead of non-lethal ones?

The death penality is abolished in Germany. Wouldn't it be prudent to also outlaw the killing of criminals in danger situations when it would be possible to stun them efficiently in the same time?
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How did the FBI decide antifa were anarchists?

US security services DHS and FBI have studied the "antifa" movement and described its members as anarchists and terrorists. Honestly, I was not aware of any antifa terror attacks, nor any connection ...
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Would it save lives in London to arm every individual police officer?

Cressida Dick, the Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, said on the radio this morning that she continued to be opposed to ordinary police officers in London being routinely armed. Britain ...
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Why Michael Brown shooting is still being used as an example of police violence against minorities?

It was proved that the officer had the right to use deadly force when Brown was charging at him, yet people still use it as an example of unjustified police violence; for example in this article (but ...
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Are there areas of London the police are afraid to enter?

From The Daily Mail (online): The US presidential contender caused worldwide consternation yesterday after a string of incendiary remarks about Muslims, including in Britain, and said: 'We have ...
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Without government, wouldn't warlords take over? [closed]

In an Anarcho-capitalist society, where there is no government, wouldn't warlords of competing factions take over?
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Is the Department of Homeland Security a federal police force?

I was reading this article from CNN about protests in Portland, OR. It rather blithely references a "federal police". Something that I was under the impression did not actually exist but these ...
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Did the US accidentally syndicalize its police force? (or something similar?)

Could the USA's police (or at least portions of it,) be considered a example of syndicalism? While not entirely due to it, their union has been able to get them military equipment to use, lax ...
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Do black people in America really face tougher consequences for the same crime committed by a white person?

I heard about this new "political" Snoop Dog video and the lyrics having a personal meaning to Snoop Doggy Dog where according to a USA TODAY interview with him: In an interview with Billboard, ...
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Why has the shooting of Laquan McDonald become a focal point of protest and media attention?

As Wikipedia puts it, "McDonald, a 17-year-old black male armed with a 3-inch (76 mm) knife, was shot 16 times in 13 seconds by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke." However, the strong impartiality ...
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Is There a “Pig Painting” Timeline?

On May 6th 2016, Representative Lacy Clay congratulated David Pulphus on his painting "Untitled #1" and at some point the painting made it to Washington where Representative Clay hung it in the Cannon ...
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Did the current president of the Philippines clean up the city of Davao and if so, how?

The city of Davao in southern Mindanao, Philippines is a very safe city. You can walk almost anywhere there at any time of day or night. But Davao is situated in an area that is very dangerous for ...
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How are criminal cases with citizens from rogue states handled?

How does international policing work for countries that are not part of Interpol and do not have extradition treaties in place? For example if a North Korean citizen was suspected of murdering a ...
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When a police officer asks your origin and destination, what are my legal rights? [closed]

I understand the 10 rules for dealing with the police and that you dont talk to the police but if you are stopped by the police and they ask you where you have been and where you are going, how should ...

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