The Police : In Many Countries, Police Rarely Use Their Guns. Here’s Why

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    In the Spirit of Police Reform,


    In Many Countries, Police Rarely Use Their Guns. Here’s Why


    ... Yet even where guns are routinely carried, their use is far rarer in Europe and some other English-speaking countries than in the U.S. Many experts link that partly to education and pay, which have turned policing into a well-respected career with prestige and perks. In the U.S., police training lasts, on average, 19 weeks. In much of Europe that would be unthinkable, says Kersten. German police, for example, train for at least 130 weeks.

    In fact, since 2008 in North Rhine-Westphalia, becoming a police officer means a stint at a university, sitting in law classes, learning about the cultural customs of Muslims, and debating ethics ...


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    https://news.yahoo.com/many-countries-police-rarely-guns-heres-why-133142635.html

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