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Why the US military usually punishes misconducts but police often close ranks | The Conversation
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Why the US military usually punishes misconducts but police often close ranks | The Conversation

You can turn on the news and regularly see a story about a military service member being punished for his unlawful actions and being held accountable. The opposite seems to be the case for the police force, with people often claiming the police have no accountability. One reason behind this difference could be the gap in ethics and training between the two groups. In the military, when Gallagher‚Äôs SEAL colleagues reported his actions, they were doing what they were trained and taught to do. However, when a police officer reports the wrongdoings of another, they are called a snitch and put down for ‚Äėharming‚Äô their fellow officer. Many officers also feel as though political figures and citizens don‚Äôt respect or understand the danger their job entails, causing them to close ranks when something goes wrong.

Source: http://theconversation.com

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