Bad Comparison: Cops vs. Lumberjacks

The comparison is invalid because lumberjack safety precautions are not a matter of public policy. They don’t risk anybody else, and they do not need political approval. Therefore, there’s no reason for us to hear about them.

Police safety precautions are a matter of public policy because the police’s job including fighting other people. Therefore, their precautions potentially involve the general public and we need to hear about them.


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