If Ex-Addicts Can Become Drug Counselors, Why Can't Ex-Cons Become Cops?Submitted by Chris Dishwashski on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 02:49
Seems like the crime rate would go down considerably.
In Switzerland everyone is required to have a gun and use it, and there's hardly any crime.
A policeman's arrest power is just an extension of citizen's arrest power.
Citizens who have been arrested and put through the 'correctional system' are similar to drug addicts who are clean - they are good at helping others get 'clean' as they've been there themselves.
So, why aren't ex-cons and non-ex-cons alike considered equal to police?
Why don't cops treat other non-uniform wearing citizens as their equals?