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Topic

Police should be allowed to use lethal force/torture (Point 3)

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With 2 votes and 6 points ahead, the winner is ...

Abdulrahman
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Society
Time for argument
Two days
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Round 1
Con
I support that the police should use compassion and the language of dialogue to win the friendship and respect of the people. The police must respect the public and be transparent in exercising power in order to win the people's trust. It must be at the service of the people and society. If the police were violent, the community would be afraid to seek help or protection. There are many examples of police violence, like according to a study from Amnesty School, hundreds of protestors, including at least 23 teenagers, were shot and killed by police during protests in Iran in November 2019.This act of violence can’t be used against civilians or protestors. When it comes to the use of lethal force, the principle of "protecting life" must be enshrined in the law, which means that it may only be used to protect against any upcoming danger of being killed or injured.
Pro
The police should be allowed to use violence in cases like terrorism and war. Terrorism is the calculated use of violence to create fear in a population in order to bring about a particular political objective. Terrorism has been practiced by political organizations with both rightist and leftist objectives, by nationalistic and religious groups, by revolutionaries, and even by state institutions such as armies, intelligence services, and police. At the same time, police should take information and investigate from the enemies whether at war or with terrorism.

Round 2
Con
Police are not used in wars and terrorism, that is what the military is for. The government, army, and special forces all use military tactics and techniques to combat terrorism. Therefore, the police are specialized in spreading security and peace in the city and preventing problems that occur such as theft and crimes in a peaceful, persuasive and non-violent way. Police officers and soldiers have very different responsibilities, which each must be aware of when the other takes over. And as I said, the police can only use violence against any upcoming danger of being killed or injured.

Pro
Yesterdayhe said that he supports that the police should use compassionand the language of dialogue to win the friendship and respect of the people. Ifyou are dealing with terrorists,police should use force and torture if they don't have any knowledge aboutwhere the weapons or bombs are. The terrorist would not talk unless forced bythe police. Also, at war, if the enemy had capturedthe army or the police, they can investigate the enemy and find out where theguns and weapons are concealed. As a result, before the army or the policecompel them to talk, the enemy can remain silent. Many lives can be saved byusing force against the enemy. In this situation, it is acceptable to useviolence.