Enforcing the Law is Inherently Violent - what's your take?

A recent article in The Atlantic highlights an argument from Yale professor Stephen L. Carter that ultimately enforcing any law may require violence. Therefore, we should be careful before adopting laws, to ensure that the benefits in the law are enough to justify violent enforcement should that be employed.

Does the legal empowerment perspective offer a different take on this line of thinking? Does it matter if the law is typically enforced against an individual - such as criminal acts - or laws by which citizens hold their governments accountable? Or, even with community-based legal services such as paralegals, will failed efforts to enforce laws end up the risk of adopting violent means?

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The whole essence of an enactment is for the same to be enforced and to help sort out or regulate a particular act or omission. A state without Law is unbearable and can not be managed. It’s not violent to enforce the law.

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The argument that enforcing any law may require violence is in fact true as no law will work by itself as it need

  1. First Person to put down writings (The parliament)
  2. Second person -Citizen to abide to the law;but how,?
  3. The third person Law enforcers -Police Judiciary -Authorities.

But I don’t agree with Violations of any kind;unless otherwise humanity is out of use.Agreed with the point of being much careful before adopting laws, to ensure that the benefits in the law are enough to justify violent enforcement should that be employed.

Great work- SIAYI -Tanzania

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There are times when enforcing any law comes under attack by recalcitrant individuals or their kind. In such case the use of force by law enforcement professional is justifiable when the attacker has the ability with the opportunity to cause jeopardy to the officer or another person. That said, the use of such force is required to be proportional to that of the offender. Besides, the use of force may not be justifiable without eminent threat to the enforcer (s) or another person.

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there is no need of violence. the law if enforced violence will not arise.