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Atheists Warn Spokane Sheriff Against Using Bible-Based Training Program

Jul 30, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

In October, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office in Washington will require employees to attend a two-day “Bulletproof Warrior” training seminar. The seminar received renewed attention a couple of years ago when it was discovered that the cop involved in the murder of Philando Castile had been an attendee. It also doesn’t help that the training program promotes the practice of “killology” — “The scholarly study of the destructive act,” according to its founder — which is not exactly ideal when there are constant protests against police brutality.

But there’s a church/state problem, too.

A training manual for the seminar, uploaded in 2018, suggests it’s okay for cops to kill people even if they’re Christian because the Bible only prohibits murder… and that’s totally different.

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