It's not possible to have armed civilian patrols protecting their own neighborhoods while reducing cops to an administrative capacity.
In fact it's one of the worst ideas ever conceived.
Neighborhoods security is much more than walking around with a gun.
Cops have sophisticated communications gear, driving skills, aircraft, psychological skills, crowd-control skills...
The list goes on forever.
Remember George Zimmerman?
How'd THAT work out?
AND IT'S NOT NECESSARY.
The press and social media is not the real world.
Cops make 10 million arrests per year.
They kill an average of 500 people in the process.
Have you watched any police shooting videos lately?
GUNS DON'T DETER PEOPLE.
"Shoot me! Shoot me, bitch! Shoot me!"
He killed the guy, and his friends said that they wouldn't be "degraded" by people trying to stop them from looting.
Civilian patrols will result in WEEKLY RIOTS.
FOUR COPS did it.
NOT EVERY COP IN THE COUNTRY.
You know what you're saying?
We need to ban cars if one of them has a mechanical design flaw that kills people.
I would've forced a much larger penalty on them, but whatever.
People could've put the car in neutral.
But if you're going to drive a car, you need to be PREPARED FOR ANYTHING.
In 1995, an 18-wheeler in the lane next to me jackknifed in the rain.
Here in California, everyone drives faster in the rain because they're imbeciles.
The truck was going too fast, so I slowed down to let it pass.
The driver lost control, and the cab turned 180 degrees so that it was facing me.
I knew the trailer would swing into me, so I went onto the right shoulder as fast as I could.
The trucker regained control and drove on, indifferent to the fact that he'd almost killed me.
I wouldn't know.
So she's insane AND on meth.
The last time she came on my property, the cops didn't arrest her. They made her go away.
They were no longer arresting people for trespassing and making death threats.
People say, "I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."
A nice slogan, but not good enough.
So you have to be smarter.
I decorated my yard and gardens with beautiful chunks of concrete poured in 1913. I'd broken it all out from the garage floor of my house in 2000 and saved the pieces.
The homeless woman always crows like a rooster.
Where she sleeps in my yard is out of range of my security cameras. There's absolutely no way to film this one spot. You have to go out and look.
I put on my leather work gloves because it was a chilly evening.
Warm hands are nice.
When I opened my back door--it swings inward--and quietly stepped out, a man shoved me from my left.
I fell on the driveway. Next to my right hand was one of my decorative pieces of concrete. I picked it up and got to my knees.
He came toward me.
People never expect you to close with them.
I hit him the ribs with the concrete. He doubled, over putting his head right in front of me. I neutralized him.
The man sort of followed the sound of his lady, I guess, and we ended up on my front porch.
Somehow she fell down, and her meth pipe got shoved up her nose. Don't ask me how.
I'm 57 now, with severe osteoarthritis of the spine and hip.
Nice to know 30 years of practice created muscle memory.
Nobody got shot. It happened too fast for me to call anybody.
And civilians don't have the right to stop people on the street and interrogate them.
Sure, the cops in my city are useless, but armed civilian patrols will ATTRACT TROUBLE.
He closed his business because it became a matter of honor for street gangs to take him out.
The reason crime dropped dramatically for so many years was longer prison terms.
The crime rate in California is skyrocketing.
Gavin Newsom opposes incarceration for ANY crime.
The only answer is to move out of madhouses and let them go down the drain.
With armed civilian patrols, it's only a matter of time before they gun down totally innocent drivers or passersby.
Armed civilian patrols DON'T have to.
Would you stop for a guy standing in the middle of the street and holding an AR-15?
Of course not.
And then he'd shoot and kill you.
Cops make 10 million arrests per year.
They kill an average of 500 suspects in the process, most of them armed.
Police brutality IS NOT A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM.
This is all political.
If I can defeat tow maniacs trying to murder me, you can darn well not fall for the LIE that everything is going to hell.