Number seven in particular.
"Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence."
It occurs to me that thanks to police exemptions and 922(o) (aka the Hughes Amendment) that I am no longer the police and the police are no longer the public.
Not to mention how the various police organizations have been monopolizing all manner of powers and rights that properly belong to us all, such as arrest.
It has been asked, since AR-15's are "weapons of war", who are the police at war with?
They may reply that they are at war with the criminals.
OK, I'll grant that; if only for discussion.
Mr Policeman, you work here. I FUCKING LIVE HERE!
If you need a machine gun to drive past, what do you think it's going to take to stay put 2/3 of the day?
No more exemptions for law enforcement! They are us, time to remind them.
I can't have it, cop can't have it.
PS: Officer, your safety is SECONDARY to the public's. You job is to protect society at large and preserve the peace. That could mean you stand between the criminal and an innocent and take the barrage for them. That's being a hero.
Lighting up two old ladies because they are driving the same type of vehicle as a suspect is cowardice.
And I can't do that, so you shouldn't be able to either.
Rediscover honor; and suddenly my higher standard won't seem so onerous or difficult.