Berzerkers in Blue? January 2, 2008

by Will

Will Grigg's Liberty Minute

January 2, 2008

When the most recent class of the Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training Academy graduated last December 14, the official program contained the class's self-selected slogan: ?Don't suffer from PTSD ? go out and cause it.?

?PTSD? refers to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a crippling psychological condition often found in combat veterans and victims of violent crime. Some of those whose lives have been disrupted by unjustified paramilitary no-knock police raids now suffer from PTSD.

Academy director Jeff Black explains that the president of the 43-member class, with whom the slogan apparently originated, is ex-military. He also insisted that the attitude it embodies is ?not something we encourage or condone.?

The mindset behind that slogan is appropriate to an army of occupation, not a civilian police force. At the very least, this entire class should have been required to repeat the 10-week program before being unleashed on the public.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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