For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship
Little perspective. There are over 35k officers in the NYPD. With a number like that, there are bound to be some bad apples or those with questionable ethics. They're a sample of society.
Now, if this is determined to be systematic practice sanctioned by the organization as a whole, its pretty damn serious issue and there should be an organizational shakedown, top to bottom. If not, hold those accountable for breaking the law.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.