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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3step View Post
    What happens to cops? It's not a suspicion, it's obvious that they are as violent as vultures. Does their jobs drive them so violent? Or maybe those cops who commit crimes were mentally ill before they applied for their jobs? I have no doubt that someone would name some other reasons of cops violence. I think it would be useful to examinate all the cops that are in charge now to cleanse our police in the name of our security. Do you agree?
    I would say that at the very least 90% of cops in this country don't even come close to fitting your description. Most cops don't even shoot their gun even once through out their entire careers. The ONLY reason that it seems like there are so many police shootings is due to media frenzy. In a country of 300+ million people and of those 1.7-8 million cops its not that hard to find when bad things happen. And its even easier to spin things into something that its not. Ex: Ferguson.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    What good will it do?

    It's not like someone could simply lie, right? Not to mention that unless you go with fully qualified/trained psychiatrist using imaging and blood tests for psychoactive/brain chemicals, your dealing with part of the medical system that is no more advanced or based in science than shamanism or witchdoctors.
    Are you equating therapists and psychologists with shamanism and witchcraft? Am I reading that correctly?
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3step View Post
    What happens to cops? It's not a suspicion, it's obvious that they are as violent as vultures. Does their jobs drive them so violent? Or maybe those cops who commit crimes were mentally ill before they applied for their jobs? I have no doubt that someone would name some other reasons of cops violence. I think it would be useful to examinate all the cops that are in charge now to cleanse our police in the name of our security. Do you agree?
    Examine? Really!?

    And what criteria, pray tell, will you use to expose those deeply hidden secrets and save the world from the tentative future possibility that a cop just might be a problem?

    Word association, ink splotches, or water-boarding?

    How will you get around the privacy of HIPAA laws?
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I would say that at the very least 90% of cops in this country don't even come close to fitting your description. Most cops don't even shoot their gun even once through out their entire careers. The ONLY reason that it seems like there are so many police shootings is due to media frenzy. In a country of 300+ million people and of those 1.7-8 million cops its not that hard to find when bad things happen. And its even easier to spin things into something that its not. Ex: Ferguson.
    Fair enough. Though there can be no harm done having people evaluated mentally before handing them a badge, a gun and such authority. What harm comes from that?
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Are you equating therapists and psychologists with shamanism and witchcraft? Am I reading that correctly?
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Examine? Really!?

    And what criteria, pray tell, will you use to expose those deeply hidden secrets and save the world from the tentative future possibility that a cop just might be a problem?

    Word association, ink splotches, or water-boarding?

    How will you get around the privacy of HIPAA laws?
    I think the idea is just try to prevent this:

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was fired for excessive force is now working elsewhere as a police officer, WFTV has learned.

    Jeff Iannuzzi was fired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in 2010, but was later hired at the Ocoee Police Department.

    From happening!!!


    Read more at Dept Hires Cop Who Was Fired For Lying And Excessive Force, Say He’s A ‘Nice Guy’ | The Free Thought Project
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Are you equating therapists and psychologists with shamanism and witchcraft? Am I reading that correctly?
    No. There is a difference between witchcraft and witchdoctors. Not that I believe in witchcraft either.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Fair enough. Though there can be no harm done having people evaluated mentally before handing them a badge, a gun and such authority. What harm comes from that?
    90%, at least, of police departments in the US include mental exams as a prequalifier to getting a job. That has been increasing, not decreasing. I think it should be 100%, but it should also be reasonable. A person should be evaluated for who they are, not any biases against a category of people the person can fall into.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I would say that at the very least 90% of cops in this country don't even come close to fitting your description. Most cops don't even shoot their gun even once through out their entire careers. The ONLY reason that it seems like there are so many police shootings is due to media frenzy. In a country of 300+ million people and of those 1.7-8 million cops its not that hard to find when bad things happen. And its even easier to spin things into something that its not. Ex: Ferguson.
    I agree there's a lot of truth to that. It *seems* more because we live in an age of instantaneous information. But this begs a couple points...

    1) It stands to reason that abuses have always been happening, we just couldn't prove it, and the 'thin blue line' was effective.

    2) Because we are now finding out about those abuses that do happen, it is even more incumbent upon us to prosecute said abuses.
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    Re: Do our policemen need mental examination?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3step View Post
    What happens to cops? It's not a suspicion, it's obvious that they are as violent as vultures. Does their jobs drive them so violent? Or maybe those cops who commit crimes were mentally ill before they applied for their jobs? I have no doubt that someone would name some other reasons of cops violence. I think it would be useful to examinate all the cops that are in charge now to cleanse our police in the name of our security. Do you agree?
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