The knee-jerk, non-thinking, "Oh it's just a few bad apples," defense of the police just doesn't work any more. I don't care if they haven't institutionalized baksheesh like Mexican cops. And I know when the fit hits the shan, they'll continue to support the oppressors as in their minds that's how they can continue to maintain their power and authority as a fraternity of bullies and thugs. With regards to the latter I submit for your consideration:
Is James Roberts III Shielded From Justice?
h/t TFS Magnum