Many other countries have but a single, unified police force. Do you believe that implementing a national police force of this type would work in the United States? Why, or why not?
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Personally, I do believe that in certain circumstances that a nationally based police force would be great to have. On the other hand, I think that it is just as import for the nation to have a divided police force. This is due to every geographical location across the United States having different outlooks on life that may originate from politics, morals, or ethical believes. As an individual who lives in the state where one of the worst issues within law enforcement cause a massive tidal wave of movements and destruction not only throughout the State of Minnesota, but across the nation. I can contest that if there were political figures in the State of Minnesota who acted faster, there might have been less destruction within the Twin Cities. Although, the result was the national guard assisting the state, if there was a national police force that was held to the same standards with harsher penalties, I think that situations like the one within the city of Minneapolis with George Floyd might not have occurred or the outcome would have been drastically different. Either way, there are pros and cons to having one police force and not. For an example, all citizens of the United States would fund these nationwide police force with federal taxes, but what happens when one state uses the force more than others? Does that state have to pay more for them or not? Therefore, I personally think that it is a good idea to have separated police forces for each state, all the while having the national guard on standby for any additional assistance.