Good point. That was Zurich. My mistake. Amsterdam has the coffee shops with the action.
And, I still believe America is safer than Europe. We are deeply in debt to the folks who carry a badge and wear the blue. It is the idiot parents who would engage in sales of illegal substances, thereby creating this situation, who are to blame. I want the cops to come home to their families at night and I like that they are overly cautious, if it can even be called that. Lots of 12 year old kids have killed someone with a handgun.
If Altariel thinks otherwise, he should pack his bong and get lost.
Sounds more like a wish than an informed opinion. The US has a murder rate several times higher than most western European countries. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate
We are deeply in debt to the folks who carry a badge and wear the blue.
In a sense you're right. Union negotiated pension and disability plans, early retirement, overtime abuse to pad their pensions etc. have put us deeply in their debt.
Now answer me this. What are police in Europe and San Jose doing right to have such a low murder rate, and what are Detroit police doing wrong?