Re: Find the Logical Fallacy

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 20:51:50 -0700 (PDT)

> A police officer is roughly defined as an individual hired by a given city
> to provide general protection services and to maintain the jurisdictional
> laws. The Chief of Police in Washington, D.C., proposes placing more
> police officers on the night shift, so as to provide a greater presence of
> police officers at the time the criminals are more active. The police
> union strongly opposes this new strategy, and Thursday morning our police
> officers plan to march on police headquarters to register their strong
> disapproval.
> Is this:
> a. circular logic?
> b. false causality? or
> c. a serious semantic disconnect?

Sounds to me like rational people pursuing their self-interest, exactly as we should expect them to do. The only fallacy is committed by those who expect public officers to act in the public's interest just because some piece of paper says they should.

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