The “Dangerous” Veteran: An Inaccurate Media Narrative Takes Hold | VAntage Point

In a San Diego, California neighborhood, debate is raging: The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to establish a residential treatment program for Veterans with PTSD and mild traumatic brain injuries.

On its face, the idea doesn’t seem controversial. After all, given two wars in the past decade, the U.S. government is doing what it can to provide Vets with the best care possible. But that’s not how some San Diegans view the situation. They say the facility will be too close to a school. They say it’s “just the wrong place.”

via The “Dangerous” Veteran: An Inaccurate Media Narrative Takes Hold | VAntage Point.

There was a very brief period of time when being a veteran, even a combat veteran, was seen as a good thing. My veteran status was key to securing employment.

This Ain’t Hell points out that the author of this piece also starred in the video about S*!t Civilians Say To Veterans video from the other day.