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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:15 PM

4. So? I am under the impression that lots of police academies

require a college degree.

More to the point, once people are inside an organization, any organization, they tend to conform to that organization's norms. I bet a lot of men who joined the Gestapo early on were pretty decent people. But once a member of the Gestapo, they changed.

Here's a better example. People in the military are told (so I've heard) that they are not to obey an illegal order. But this is in the context of being told and trained to obey all orders unquestioningly. Which is exactly why the excesses occurred that we know about at Guantanamo. Obeying orders took precedence over not obeying an illegal order. More to the point, the soldiers there had no way of judging if an order was illegal.

Must speak Spanish is interesting. You'd think that would pull in a lot of applicants whose parents or at best grandparents came here from a Spanish speaking country. Most Americans who grew up speaking only English never get fluent in any other language. I'd hope that ICE agents would become totally subversive.

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