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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 27, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Only In black towns/ neighborhoods. 7 months ago from a Republican in Chicago, IL
Yes but they should be able to be activated by dispatch officers, not the police officer. 7 months ago from a Socialist in Jeffersonville, GA
All police should be re-trained to learn de-escalation techniques, etc. And if an officer uses excessive force at any time, they should be fired. We need a new approach to policing. 7 months ago from a Democrat in Sparta, OH
Hell yes! #BlackLivesMatter. 7 months ago from a Socialist in Urbana, IL
Yes!!! And if anyone fails to do what a man of the law says, like "stop, hands up, etc.", then the policeman has the lawful right to arrest you. If you try to shoot him, he can defend himself and shoot you. If you shoot a policeman, you should... 7 months ago from a Republican in Springfield, IL
Regardless, eliminate all tax-based police departments and allow the free market to provide police services. 10 months ago from a Libertarian in Kettering, OH
No, police should be retrained to deescalate high-tension situations and react to dangerous suspects with less lethal force. The reason a criminal isn't afraid to shoot a cop is the same reason a soldier isn't afraid to shoot his opponent in... 10 months ago from a Democrat in Beecher Falls, VT
I believe that with the world we live in today, where a young man who actually committed two crimes (theft and beating a policeman until he had to go to the hospital) dies from being shot in self defense and he is the hero, it is absolutely 100% in the... 12 months ago from a Republican in Albertville, AL