Veterans deserve special attention, including in the justice system | Editorials

Almost everyone agrees that our country should give special treatment to the men and women who have served in our armed forces, whether it’s helping with education, preferably hiring federal or generous pensions.

If you put yourself in danger to protect and defend your country, you have gone beyond the role of the ordinary citizen and deserve special treatment. This still goes for any veteran whose life has been derailed and who finds himself in the justice system. If they are arrested for a non-violent crime, their actions cannot be excused, but they need and deserve all the help the community can give them.