If there is no cash, and every transaction is traced, it becomes much more difficult to run a criminal activity.
Okay, let's take bicycles. Most people don't even know that their bicycle has a number stamped into it. Even if they do, and they bother to take a picture, the person who buys it would need to note that number in the transaction record. Say you're the chief of police, there's a wave of bike thievery, and you've spent months making sure that every person who might buy a bike knows the procedure. So the theives switch to stealing seats, wheels, derailleurs, and you're back to square one. Or they find a way to smuggle them out, and you're back to square one.
You could try to implement some kind of UPC registry for every single item, but anyone with any sense would run screaming from that.
Whats all the love for tax cheats in america? In canada, its mostly immigrants who use all cash to specifically avoid paying taxes. I say lock em up! they are defrauding our society for their own gains.
Can I trade places with a Canadian if they support Trump?
If you aren't a criminal, I'm not sure what you are worried about.
So many people have been criticized for this "if you're a good citizen you have nothing to hide" bullshit on
While it is true that there are a few officers that deserve jail time (and the do get it most of the time) 99.99% of the LEOs our there are the good guys.
If you think 1/10000 cops is a bad apple, you haven't been around much. That would be roughly 90 "bad cops" in the US. Well, an officer in my town shot and permanently disabled a young black man for stealing beer and brandishing a skateboard. He was shooting so wild that I saw a photo of a bullet hole in the upstairs window of a house across the street. Later the same year I saw other officers giving him high fives after he knocked a homeless man's head into the ground and that man had a seizure and died shortly thereafter. I live in a small town; I would have to be a moron to think he's that exceptional.
They go out every day with a target painted on their back to protect the rest of us for crap pay.
Wrong and wrong; average income for a LEO is ~$48000, and national average is around $42000, so not "low", but above average. And being a cop is safer than being a security guard.
I am fine if they want to make sure their neighbors/acquaintances/dates don't have drug or assault convictions.
I don't even know what to say to this. Are you trying to be a troll?
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