“To be a little fair to the police...they are not set up to handle hundred+ person roving mobs.
Generally, police are in place to keep honest people honest and purue individual criminals. If it comes to larger scale public problems - thats what the National Guard is for. In truth - there is not really a countermeasure available for the likes of flash mobs and situations like what happened at the fair. This is a new threat.”
So what’s your point? Should the police just go back to the station and book people spitting on the sidewalk?
posted on 08/05/2011 10:50:38 PM PDT
(.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
So whats your point? Should the police just go back to the station and book people spitting on the sidewalk?
No, my point is that it's going to take the police a bit of time to brainstorm how to deal with this new threat. What do you do when a large group suddenly gets together and goes wild for no apparent reason other than just beating up on strangers.
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