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Police abuse encouraged by higher-up thugs

• Wendy McElroy
Two news items involving police misconduct came onto my radar this morning. Or, rather, I stumbled over a dozen or so but paused on the following two because they touch on another common objection I hear to my continuing and harsh criticism of cops. Yesterday I rebutted the objection, "What of the good cops that you don't discuss!?" Today I address the notion that higher-ups don't know about the transgressions of cops-in-the-field who would be reined in if they did. I believe the contrary is true. I think the average cop has become dramatically more brutal, corrupt and otherwise abusive because the higher-ups are on the same trajectory and refuse to hold anyone in the legal system accountable for 'bad acts.' After all, that's the same system in which they are committing their own 'bad acts.'

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