Beat cops, ones that go out on patrol, should only have handcuffs, a radio and a whistle. They should not have nightsticks, tasers, stun guns, pepper spray or any kind of firearm.
Remember that the courts have ruled that it is okay for PDs to only hire stupid people and reject ones with higher intelligence. Cop shops want stupid, ignorant buffoons who will blindly do as they are told and are incapable of critical thinking and that is why so many cops are the way they are.
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