Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 month ago

Should police officers just refuse to patrol high crime areas, since they are not wanted there anyways?


Perhaps refuse to respond to calls in those areas. Why should they risk getting hurt or killed for the kind of money they earn.

2 Answers

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    At the risk of being fired, sure. It's a job and when you hold a job you do what you're asked to do. But I do know that in my city there's a "baptism by fire" period when they send the least experienced officers into the worst neighborhoods. The opposite would be desirable. Same with teachers. It's a shame that seniority in a typical teachers' union means the more seasoned teachers get the well behaved suburban kids who actually want to learn while they send all the inexperienced newbies in to try to teach the rabble classes. These public sector unions with their seniority policies have ruined many a city. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    By  that "Logic," they should not join in the first place. 

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