I do consider this protecting society because they investigate crimes and then remove the convicted from society, the problem is that they no longer are able to keep them in jail nor is it the deterrent that it used to be. Indeed, in certain circles jail time is seen as a point of pride. But you're right, the idea behind law enforcement isn't for them to come swooping in and save the day while a crime is being committed. If they can that's great, but it's not something that they should be expected to do since they cannot be everywhere all the time.carsontech said:Law enforcement only exist to investigate after the fact
I like the Sheriff even more. When pushed by a biased, left falling reporter, the Sheriff comes up with a gem. If you don't wanna get shot, don't attack a woman. It's not surprising that this concept is a foreign one to a reporter who probably thinks criminals are victims who need a hug.This Sheriff should be applauded and is absolutely correct in his suggestions. Yes, law enforcement is an important piece of society however, ultimately it is up to the individual to protect themselves, in particular women because they are biologically weaker than men and easy targets for assault.
However, unsurprisingly MSNBC fill-in host Craig Melvin seems to be more worried about the fate of potential rapists, rather than the safety of women. During an interview with Sheriff Wright today, Melvin suggested law enforcement should be the only necessary protection for women and society against criminals. At the beginning of the interview, Melvin asked:
Sheriff, if law enforcement is charged with protecting the public, then, then, then why should that not be sufficient? Why should folks have to go out and get guns and arm themselves if we've got cops?
To which Wright responded:
We can't be everywhere, and we are a fool if we tell everybody that we can take care of all of our problems.
Later in the interview Melvin has the audacity to suggest a woman defending herself against rape is "implying guilt rather than innocence."
Melvin: If women are shooting potential attackers, aren't they presuming guilt before innocence? What if a woman kills an attacker? Isn't that opening another whole legal can of worms?
Sheriff Wright: Well, it's easy to fix that. Just don't attack a woman.... I know that this is controversial, but I do believe that people who believe in the Second Amendment and believe that they should arm themselves have a right to do so, as long as they're trained properly.
That was crappy reporting. Sounds like they were trying to trap the sheriff.Enjay said:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/45122462#45122462
here's a link to the whole interview. I've found clips elsewhere but they're heavily edited so I thought I'd share this one for as long as it's available. He makes an intelligent, articulate argument and the interviewer sure doesn't sound very happy about that :lol:
LMAO! That's so true, though. I hate to make assumptions about the man, but it sounds like he needs to open his eyes.Frost said:If I were not such a nice guy I would wish an assault by a rapist who preferred men on that reporter.