I have been arrested (wrongly) and my life has been saved by police. My child was lost overnight (in a Colorado autumn) and found by a policeman someplace we had never known to look.
Police can be hindrances, and they can be lifesavers. Never use a single word response to such a nuanced question.
Both of them are correct since "police" is both plural and singular since it can be thought of as the organization as a whole or the people who make it up, although some believe that "police" should only be plural when used by itself. Equally correct examples: The police are bad vs. The police is bad and The police arrest criminals vs The police arrests criminals
All the times that I've needed them, they've been useless.
When my ❤❤❤❤ got stolen, they didn't get it back even when we knew who stole it. When my ex's ex broke a window, the cops just told me to shoot him if he came through the door. Cops watched me get shot because they were afriad to stop some dude who was starting fights with people.
Cops do not help, and they don't actually have to https://youtu.be/jAfUI_hETy0
I am not sure this is correct. I looked into it a while back and was very surprised to find out that, in the literature anyway, usage is split between policisto and policano. PIV lists both as equivalent.
In contrast, I remember using the word doganano, which I consider analogous, but the person I was speaking to paused for a moment and then repeated doganisto.
So, I would not have corrected Romain770432 here.
It's a psychedlic drug that makes you see visions and stuff. It breaks apart your ego making you feel like you are one with everything and that we are all the same.
Basically what I'm saying, is if this dude does DMT, I would be surprised. It gives you a new perspective of understanding when you go through an experiment like that.
Him grouping police together like they are all the same person is the exact opposite of anything DMT could teach you.
For me "non sequitur" is not just a "classical fallacy" but has been part of my regular daily vocabulary before I knew that fallacies existed as a category (e.g. I learned much later in life what a "straw man argument" was - and don't get me started on "de gustibus"!)
EaterofPumpkin probably could have gotten a better response if s/he had posted in support of police that didn't sound so much like a reference to another popular slogan which seems to ruffle a lot of feathers for some reason.
I don't think this reflects either way on "acceptance."
Sorry. I deleted my post before I saw you replied. I normally would have typed "asdf" and then deleted it, but since you said "hack the horrible UI" I typed "horrible" -- except I was thinking "terrible" instead of horrible. My bad.
I'll probably delete this comment too.
I'd reword the idea into something that's more like a casual conversation and not a formal debate. Especially when jumping into a random reply on a forum where the discourse is usually on the level of "y my answr not accept", "this word funny lol" or "lingots pl0x".
So, to answer the question: I'd probably say something along the lines of "I don't see where you've drawn that conclusion from" to a stranger and "did you just pull that outta your ass?" to a friend or on a forum with less censorship and speech control.
But for me "non sequitur" is indeed something that you use in a casual conversation. When Jonathan the Turtle-Loving Zombie said "I like turtles" it was a non sequitur - but that was live from Waterfront Village, not a formal debate.
"I don't see where you've drawn that conclusion from"
Except, that's explicitly not what I meant. What I meant is that when someone replies "blue lives matter", it's like saying "I like turtles". Nobody was talking about turtles. Nobody was talking about the police.
"did you just pull that outta your ass?"
That's also NOT what "non sequitur" means. I suppose I could have said:
Changing the subject matters
There's really no reason - ever - to say "Blue Lives Matter." Note that this doesn't mean that their lives don't matter -- but as you suggested, this idea would be so easy to simply rephrase.
- Police have a difficult job.
- My life is better thanks to the police.
- The plural of "anecdote" is not "evidence"
And so on.