The officers themselves are ruining the whole history of peace officers and are changing the public's perception of police in general.
If this continues to it's logical conclusion, there might come a day when patriotic, freedom loving and law abiding Americans will be shooting anyone in uniform on sight rather than to take a chance on being murdered by one of these psychos. If you don't believe that could ever happen, put yourself in the place of the people living in a community where their police chief is a convicted murderer.
Pay special attention to what is said at the end of this one:
Don't believe it could get that bad? Read this article by Devvy Kidd.
WHO WILL STOP RAMPANT POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA?
The question that needs to be answered is in the title of the article.
WHO WILL IT BE THAT STOPS THIS INSANE BEHAVIOUR OF THE COPS?
Don't tell me these are just "isolated incidents" because they are not. This is going on all around the country and is reaching epidemic proportions.
There are many other officers who are not out of control, but most do NOT understand their duties to preserve the freedom and liberty of the people. That is because many of them have never been given an in depth training of their OATH OF OFFICE TO THE US CONSTITUTION and what it requires of them.
ANYONE WHO WEARS A UNIFORM AND BADGE must be held to a higher standard of knowledge about what they swore to uphold than the average man on the street.
Anyone who has the awesome power of arrest ABSOLUTELY MUST have the knowledge required to observe the supreme law they swore to keep.
THERE ARE NO EXCUSES. We are all required to have the requisite knowledge of the duties of our station in life. If I didn't know how to start up a jet airplane and fly it away I would not be held to be ignorant, but if I were a pilot I would. The same applies to the police. If they can't control themselves within the parameters and requirements of their job description they should be fired and those in charge should find someone that can.
I have a friend that was on an interview board for hiring new police officers some time ago. They routinely turned down a high percentage of the applicants because with their attitude discovered during the interviews they WERE NOT FIT TO WEAR A GUN AND BADGE.
Ultimately it is up to the people who pay the salaries of these police to stop the brutality. Period. Enough said.