Cop accused of stealing $1,300 during search | New York Post
Where a cop just stole a bunch of money from a dude. And weren't there a bunch of cops in, was it texas, stopping people coming from a Casino and taking money? Some of these high profile cases will garner attention and investigation; but for things like the story I linked, it only became investigated because other people had video tapped the Cop's actions. So how much is going on behind the scenes? How much are cops really stealing and assaulting and killing and otherwise abusing their power and position wherein no discipline is ever brought?
A cop who commits crimes should be treated absolutely no differently than any other common individual suspected of committing a crime; but they aren't. We give all sorts of excuses and reasons as to why justice shouldn't be blind; but it really should. I suppose we can hope that the reporting of these various cases increases so that the public can be made aware and that perhaps we get some actual regulation and control in our armed, neigh military forces.