Some are a little upset over what Trump told police today not to be too nice to criminals. Go ahead and bang em up a little.
Trump to law enforcement officials: "Please don't be too nice" to suspected criminals https://t.co/0ua22PcZxQ
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 28, 2017
Now, if you just want red meat, then this sounds great. If you care about the Constitution, then this sounds terrible. Sorry guys, but people are wrongly arrested. You can’t let cops beat up people just because you don’t like them.
What’s even more worrying is that he’s upset because police are in more legal danger than criminals when they do wrong. Well, yeah, that’s because they’re cops. There is a thing called a social compact. When a criminal does something wrong, it ruins their life and the community, but when a police officer does something wrong, it destroys the social compact between the police and the community. And that is a horrible thing that leads to terrible consequences.
But there’s a lot of polysyllabic words and nuanced thoughts in that paragraph, so lets all #MAGA instead.