I guess you don't get it. In the military you are "indoctrinated" all the way which remains stuck in their heads, because you have to be obedient and are dictated what to do. ( The police should "think" for themselves in any situation instead of being dictated). If you are one of the subdued "ants" who are ordered to kill people who you never met or know, just because an "dictator" says so, that will stick in their heads. I have no dismay related to veterans themselves; but they never should be hired by the police. I do dismay the "leaders" who sent them to our useless wars. At least with Vietnam the people arose and demonstrated against our war mongers; none of the wars fought by this country since WWII improved anything on this globe or this country. Fighting "wars" is not an job for the "police" here; the training and indoctrination in the army is absolutely not suited for any police force, it is an total other animal.
I guess you don't get the picture. Like I said the "mentality" in the army is not suited for the "mentality" as it should be for the "police". I was once stopped by the "police" here; the guy was an typical army trained "bully" without any manners. In Europe they say at at least : Hi, how are you doing today with an smile. But yeah they will never learn in this country. Just watch your TV and see how the people here are treated by these ex-military bully's; they rather kill you than write an ticket.
By the way my neighbor was an policeman; had these discussions with him; if the "leadership" in the police is also ex-army,then you can guess what goes wrong. Amen
Oh this is so much bullshit.
Look, I am transgender, as you know...and as such, I, too, have reason to fear that the police may not treat me fairly.
I have never, here in North Carolina...had one negative encounter with a police officer...be it Raleigh, Wake County, Wendell or Knightdale (never had any encounter with Zebulon) - even the encounter in Knightdale...was for a well-deserved speeding ticket. And the officer was courteous, professional and fair.
JUST BECAUSE someone was in the armed services...it does not disqualify them from police careers later....anyone could be trained. Obviously, you weed out the ones with personality problems not conducive to policing...but to make a broad statement that nobody who was in the armed services can make a decent, fair police officer...is a bridge I will not cross with you.