QOTD: Pricing Fail

“In the world of law enforcement, we must also be prepared for the highly unlikely, BUT possible tragic event,” Vallejo wrote in an open letter, “and there is NO price tag you can put on the life of a police officer who is out there protecting you.” —Lou Vallejo, Sheriff of Garfield County, CO

BZZZZZZZZZ!!!! Wrong Lou.

First off, the cops don’t protect anyone, the Supreme Court said so. Second, we put prices on lives all the time, there’s a whole industry called “Insurance” that does nothing but put prices on lives. Police are civilians, not “elite operators”, no matter what it said in your copy of SWAT Magazine. The militarization of the police has gone WAY too far and it needs to be dialed back about six decades.

Police shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon or vehicle that civilians aren’t allowed to own because police ARE civilians. The very idea that cops are somehow more special than anyone else on the street is absurd.

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4 Responses to QOTD: Pricing Fail

  1. bluesun says:

    Hey, that’s the next county over from me!

    Question–what is the implied price tag he puts on a private citizen?

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  3. BobG says:

    They spend more time drawing lines around bodies than they do protecting them. If you are facing immediate danger, you are on your own.

  4. TBeck says:

    The courts decide the value of human life on a regular basis. Ignoring punitive damages, the value of a life equals the present value of the individual’s future earnings.

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