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UncleLester
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Could Police brutality be solved with money?
Starting salary for a Minneapolis Police Officer is $54k and starting salary for a New Orleans Police Officer is $40k.

Are they really recruiting quality candidates that can make intelligent and rational decisions on some very sensitive issues at that salary?

For example, if the starting salary was $100k for a Police Officer - would applications go up 20-fold and more stringent psychological and intelligence tests be given during the interview process?

There are a lot of good Police Officers but imagine the quality level (and the ability to discipline/process out bad Police Officers quicker) if it paid significantly more above the median salary.


Barstools
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
So, raise taxes to pay cops more?


TypoKnig
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
I think if these protests resulted in law enforcement pay raises, people would lose their mind.


UncleLester
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
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I think if these protests resulted in law enforcement pay raises, people would lose their mind.


Even if it resulted in major law enforcement reform, including standards for joining the force and being retained by the force AND a no-nonsense discipline policy that leads to termination?


Tunasntigers92
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
Cops are paid too much already


ColdTurkey
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
You may really be on to something here, but the optics of how it’d look to people with room temp IQ’s would never allow it to happen. People would lose their rabid arse minds worse than they already have.


jatilen
Member since May 2020
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
It won't make much of a difference. Most people will never work a job where they have a chance of being killed everyday. Also, no one wants to deal with the the dregs of society day in and day out.
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TulaneFan
Atlanta Falcons Fan
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
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So, raise taxes to pay cops more?


Don’t need to raise taxes, just stop overpaying school teachers


DLauw
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
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Don’t need to raise taxes, just stop overpaying school teachers
quality troll!


msutiger
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
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I think if these protests resulted in law enforcement pay raises, people would lose their mind.


Which is why we will remain in this endless cycle. Increased pay and barriers to entry in the police force is a great step in the right direction.


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Puffoluffagus
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
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For example, if the starting salary was $100k for a Police Officer - would applications go up 20-fold and more stringent psychological and intelligence tests be given during the interview process?


Not sure. But speeding ticket violations would go up 20 fold to fund the pay raise.


Klark Kent
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
Even if the salary started at $100k, I’m not taking that job no matter how desperate I was. Police across the country now have a target painted on their backs. We’ve seen multiple instances of them
being shot, killed, and put in critical care over the last few nights all in the name of #justice

Look up David Dorn. Executed Sunday night in Las Vegas so rioters could get to some TVs. He’s an African American, does his black life not matter?
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Dominate308
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
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Not sure. But speeding ticket violations would go up 20 fold to fund the pay raise.


Have you ever been to Germany?


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pvilleguru
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
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Even if it resulted in major law enforcement reform, including standards for joining the force and being retained by the force AND a no-nonsense discipline policy that leads to termination?

I'd be for it.


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ksayetiger
Wisconsin Fan
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
mm I cant read
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Mike da Tigah
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
Apparently, all it really takes is one racist, or perceived racist, to cause the entire country to have a massive melt down that includes, beating the shite out of other races, cops, killings, burning businesses to the ground, and stealing.

Exactly how are we ever going to prevent one racist, or perceived racist from becoming a cop and perhaps going overboard, because I just don't see it as being humanly possible. I mean, I think we can tone down the paramilitary shite within the police forces, train better, and pay better, but I just don't think that we hold the secret to fixing that which ails man and keep it out of the various police forces across this country to prevent this from EVER happening again and the people who want to loot and riot, and be violent from doing so when they do something fricked up again.

I’m just trying to be a realist here. I don't see it as humanly posssible.



Jake88
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
No. With hundreds of millions of police and public interactions there are always going to be episodes of brutality. It cannot be avoided and it is relatively rare at this time.


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pvilleguru
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
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Apparently, all it really takes is one racist, or perceived racist, to cause the entire country to have a massive melt down that includes, beating the shite out of other races, cops, killings, burning businesses to the ground, and stealing.

These protests/riots have been about much more than just 1 death.
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Exactly how are we ever going to prevent one racist, or perceived racist from becoming a cop and perhaps going overboard
I think it has to start with the cops we currently have. They have to weed out the ones that they know have potential to lose control.


Privateer 2007
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re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
The same people rioting push for lowered standards for non Asian minority candidates.

They are rioting to
* Be victims
* Get free shit

It's not logical.


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BobABooey
LSU Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Oct 2004
7054 posts

re: Could Police brutality be solved with money?
I don’t think it would help much. Salary is just one part of a policeman’s compensation. Add in overtime, special assignments like private security, etc and the number is much higher.

What needs to increase is accountability. If almost every person walk around with a phone in their pocket, why don’t all police departments have body cams? The police unions are happy to cover for and protect the “bad” police. Investigations by Internal Affairs are a joke.

Get rid of thin blue line paraphernalia, tactical vests, Punisher stickers on gear, and work to eliminate the “us vs them” attitude that many officers seem to have. This isn’t Itaq; anyone who isn’t wearing the same uniform as you is not an enemy. Basically take away the Sovereign Citizen attitude that many police exhibit.


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