The only difference is – they do what others only talk about.
And EVERYBODY talks about killing. Cops, judges, lawyers, priests, and kids. Give them a badge or a uniform and they’ll do it. Most can’t handle doing it on their own, without state permission.
The most prolific killers in this world work for the state. Manson, Bundy or Gacy can’t even get close to Chris Kyle’s kill count of 200+. But who’s the “hero”?
In the 15 years of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US military killed 2 million civilians. The USA averages about 10K homicides per year. Over 15 years this sums to only 150K murders. It’s not one tenth what the US military killed over the same time period.
This is a good time to mention PTSD. This is an American term which describes a soldier or cop’s guilt when he…..…… kills too many innocent civilians. Each new war with magical technology kills a greater proportion of the civilians relative to true targets. No one felt PTSD fighting Nazi Germany or killing Osama.
Law enforcement is human too. They enjoy a good kill and they enjoy vengence. They have a tradition of beating cop killers and fugitives at the end of a long manhunt. You can see the fist impressions on Frein clearly on a few pictures.