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Old 09-27-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Here's my question for you


Can a badge or uniform change what would otherwise be a crime into an act of heroism?

like a someone who has killed many during the war, and is an official soldier but it was his job to kill armed terroists

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Old 09-27-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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You'd have to define the situation.

Do 17 year old people have freedom of speech?
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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It depends on the situation and what is defined as heroism.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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Here's my question for you


Can a badge or uniform change what would otherwise be a crime into an act of heroism?

like a someone who has killed many during the war, and is an official soldier but it was his job to kill armed terroists
That would depend on the circumstances. If said soldier was joyriding in a hummer shooting civilians he's a war criminal. If he's following orders and going after bad guys, he's a hero.

No different than a police officer that shoots an armed man that is standing on a sidewalk targeting kids on a school playground. He's doing a noble thing by protecting those children. If the same police officer drove around abusing his power, killing innocents, he's wrong.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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Here's my question for you


Can a badge or uniform change what would otherwise be a crime into an act of heroism?

like a someone who has killed many during the war, and is an official soldier but it was his job to kill armed terroists
Yes. Yes, it does. Especially, with the public and during the war/conflict/event. However, this is superficial at best.

It isn't that people don't truly feel that soldiers are heroes, it is that snapshot, that single picture of them, that they keep.

After the war/conflict/event has passed and the young men and women that have participated must then tangle with that issue for IDK....25 years, they have ceased to be heroes unless at the bar. If the public truly felt that they were heroes then they would recognize from the start that they would have PTSD prior to them going or go above and beyond (just like the soldiers do) to make sure that received the help that they needed when they returned.
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