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FitForAKing June 2nd, 2014 6:33pm

Do you think the United States would have a far lower crime rate if the nation was a police state or would this ideology cause more crimes to occur?

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RumpleForeskin Western NY
06/03/14 6:41 pm

Obviously less! Just look at inner cities where police run rampant, keeping those people down and unable to move up! Being forced to commit crimes such as theft and drug dealing to help pay their fines and court costs.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/03/14 6:09 pm

Less crime, but it's not the right thing to do.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/03/14 6:10 pm

...assuming you mean "more" of a police state.

Pirate Uses the Tap
06/02/14 4:50 pm

I think we are a police state now.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
06/03/14 2:54 pm

I agree, and it obviously has not helped.

Lelouch Partisan Free Zone
06/03/14 6:45 pm

Soviet Russians and nazi Germans would call you a little bitch, when comparing to their times. lol! but in all seriousness, at this rate with republicans and democrats it wouldn't surprise me if it would happen.

yellowflash1220
06/02/14 2:47 pm

Is the crime measured by our current standards of the ones respective to that society? (Would we count crimes that are legal now in the criminality rate of the new state)

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Kenneh
06/03/14 6:19 pm

I had the same question. I think there would be more crime, because a lot more things would be considered a crime, but probably less crime going by to today's laws.

yellowflash1220
06/03/14 6:25 pm

That is also what I was thinking

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
06/02/14 2:22 pm

I would be a criminal in a police state.

Something I wouldn't be able to just sit an take.

...getting close to not being able to side by now...

FitForAKing Dark Skies Ahead
06/02/14 11:43 am

I understand it could encourage rebellion or such but you're saying suppressive ideals in social policies wouldn't ease the crime rate? We'd be free to tap phone lines, monitor the internet, and integrate mandatory ID cards to check on the spot.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/02/14 11:46 am

Nope.I honestly believe we, collectively, are so very stubborn in our desire and belief that we are FREE that shit would hit the fan. sine would def rather submit than fight, but on the whole? nope, that would tip up over the edge I think.