PTSD isn’t something I would think to be limited to returning veterans.

It’s also something that I'd bet a good many policemen and policewomen have to deal with on a daily basis.

Especially given the number of macabre incidents reported lately.

of a Hackensack man stabbing himself and them allegedly throwing his intestines at police!
Police said they got a call at 10 p.m. Sunday from someone saying Wayne Carter had a knife and was threatening to hurt himself.

When police officers arrived at the Clay Street home, they kicked in a door to his room, which had been blocked with furniture, said Lt. John Heinemann.

Carter was in the corner of the room with a knife in his hand, and he stood up, he yelled at police while stabbing himself all over his body. Officers noticed that his intestines were protruding from a wound in his abdomen, Heinemann said. Carter allegedly threw some of his skin and intestines at officers as they tried to enter the room, Heinemann said.

The officers ordered him to drop the 12-inch kitchen knife, but he didn’t. Carter is accused of swinging the knife at officers, police said. The officers sprayed two cans of pepper spray at the man without any effect.

The officers retreated and called the Bergen County SWAT Team, which helped subdue Carter so he could be taken to Hackensack University Medical Center.

I would be prone to saying, “it’s all in a day’s work”…but you and I, for the most part don’t encounter anything approaching this in our daily routine.

Or how about this report
from Miami where police had to shoot a naked man seen eating another naked man’s face.

Since news of the unthinkable attack first broke, the big question has been, why? Why did the man attack the other? Why were they naked? Why did the attacker turn into a cannibal on the causeway?

The president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Armando Aguilar believes the entire incident is the fault of a new drug called “bath salts” or the new LSD.

Which leads one to think.