would you support police/natl guard on corners of overly violent neighborhoods?

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    As the title says, would you support "locking down" of violent neighborhoods? For example lets say that within a four block radius 5 murders occur in a month (not much of a stretch near here in bad new orleans neighborhoods) and then after the threshold is passed, police and natl guard are stationed on every corner in the affected radius 24/7 for some amount of time. Would you be okay with this? I think it would definitely deter crime in the area and "starve" out some criminal as their money production abilities whether drugs, stealing&selling goods, prositution etc would basically be stifled.
     
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    Isn't that what the local police are for to begin with?
     
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    Police is the local governments responsibility.

    I think it would be better if the rougher neighborhoods were better patrolled, but that is just for Portland.

    There should be more of them, better trained, but the local powers feel that social workers are better at making for less crime than cops.

    Bus as for police state tactics, I don't think that is really helpful
     
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    No. A better idea would be make drugs legal. Then the gangs wouldn't be killing each other in the streets.
     
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    It would be less expensive to install closed circuit cameras.
     
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    Well, not over drugs anyway.
     
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    I'd say that more crimes would be prevented if drugs were legal than would be prevented by the National Guard on our street corners.

    With the added bonus of the US not becoming a fascist police state.
     
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    I agree with the second sentence, but drugs aren't the only reason people kill each other
     
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    Arm the citizens. After awhile the violence will go away.

    An armed society is a polite society.
     
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    Not the only reason, but certainly the biggest reason. I still think that legalizing drugs would prevent more violent crimes than becoming a police state.
     

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