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Old February 21, 2013, 05:31 PM   #4
Vanya
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I agree, delarosadavid.

As much as police culture has been militarized, they are still civilians and still subject to the law of the land. (Unlike actual members of the armed forces, who are subject to the UCMJ and are tried in a different court system.)

The idea that there should be one set of laws for some civilians and a different one for others should be abhorrent. It's especially egregious if less severe restrictions are put in place for ex-policemen, as some states are proposing. [TINFOIL HAT] One effect might be to create, in effect, a kind of "reserve" of former LEOs, should they be needed, for example, to curb civil unrest. Not sure I like that idea.[/TINFOIL HAT]
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