View Poll Results: Is it fair elite athletes are required to provide urine samples, yet police are not?

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  • Yes - no athlete should have an advantage over another.

    4 23.53%
  • Yes - athletes need to set an example to our youth.

    1 5.88%
  • Yes - athletes get paid plenty so they should be dedicated.

    2 11.76%
  • No - Police are upholders of the law and should set an example.

    2 11.76%
  • Both should be subjected to urine tests.

    8 47.06%
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  1. #1
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    Is it fair elite athletes are required to provide urine samples, yet police are not?

    Is it fair elite athletes are required to provide urine samples, yet police are not?
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    Yes it is fair. Police get drug tested, Im pretty sure all do at least once, but I am also pretty sure most places have random testing.

    But that is for the US, I do not know the rules for australia. But there is also a big difference too. Money and amount of people. Pro athletes that get tested < cops that would need to be tested. At least I think that is the case. Also pro athlete organizations have the money to pay for players to get tested. And of course if they fail, they get suspended and fined(at least in the NFL and it aint cheap for fines).
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    What's this thread about? Why include the police?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellind2 View Post
    What's this thread about? Why include the police?
    A cursory scan of law enforcement agencies in my general proximity:

    California Highway Patrol

    Yolo County Sherriff

    Solano County Sherriff

    Winters PD

    ...all reveal that drug tests are required so, yes, this is an inane and pointless thread.

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    Hey there, US it is... Australia it is not...
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    Uhm... Please here are urine tested as well. At least in nsw they are

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    Both subjects should be tested for drugs, Its unfair that Police don't have to yet, they protect us and show us a guild in a little way. Also police should because they are the law they have a gun or a weapon on them at al times if a police officer dose cocaine and goes crazy he always has aces to a gun or a weapon that most civilians have acess to. dont

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    Uhm... Please here are urine tested as well. At least in nsw they are
    Okay its to my understanding that every police officer gets drug tested on there initial start. After that they are not drug tested,

    However Hi Profile sport players are subject to every game which can be weekly.

    Sure it cost money, for the Police to get drug tested but I know I don't just pay taxes to keep my street lights on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verdictjosh View Post
    Okay its to my understanding that every police officer gets drug tested on there initial start. After that they are not drug tested,

    However Hi Profile sport players are subject to every game which can be weekly.

    Sure it cost money, for the Police to get drug tested but I know I don't just pay taxes to keep my street lights on.
    But what exactly is the correlation between drug testing of athletes and drug testing of police?

    They test athletes primarily for performance enhancing drugs to make sure that athletes don't get an unnatural advantage in their sport. I am assuming you're not trying to compare this to the drug testing that the police get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verdictjosh View Post
    Hey there, US it is... Australia it is not...
    It seems a lot of people were assuming you meant USA. As for the subject regarding Australia's situation, there are multiple considerations there.


    • Firstly, cops tend not to do drugs, obviously, so it'd be a waste of money.


    • Secondly, many cops when they arrest someone may taste/smell, or use some other method to verify a drug is a drug, although it is rare to do such a dirty verification method.


    • Thirdly, are you going to exclude undercover cops from that as sometimes they are required to take drugs to maintain their cover.


    I'm against the line of thinking on this; but I'm not your enemy. I think drugs should be legal altogether. It's like alcohol prohibition. Criminalizing drugs drives the prices up, making it a profitable way for drugdealers to make money.

    Cops' time would be better served if the criminal gangs lose their source of money (drugs, as local businesses could sell them, helping the local economy too, and a new source of tax revenue), and cops could focus on serious crimes like murder and rape.


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    I'd go further than that.....I say SoftwareRevue, Bear and all other male staff members here on WHT get their urine tested.

    I wouldn't ask female staff members to be urine tested because that would just be taking the piss.

    I'm thinking SWR & Bear for sure are on steroids......Has anyone noticed how fast they can shuffle round these forums?

    Bear for instance can clean up all the threads in 10 forums in 9.5 seconds dead. That's got to be a record.

    What D'Ya say fellas? There's definitely something been added to the staff root beer. IMHO.

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    Its just me, But I think that every public official, athlete, cop, firefighter, paramedic etc. etc. should be tested the they do in the US military.

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    Hey, maybe he wants them to prevent police getting unfair advantage over criminals
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    The police in most places are tested randomly, but what are the chances of a police officer - an upholder of the law - going into drugs? Someone who's job is to fight drugs.
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    I see no problem with drug testing police officers as well as athletes.

    As a teacher, I have never been drug tested, but I would be happy to volunteer for a drug test. Drug test me anytime, I say.

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    I was tested before I joined the police even though I was joining the police as a volunteer. It was a hair sample drug test I had to do.

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