What role do police unions play in protection of bad cops? What about special immunity for government workers?
My thoughts are police are justified in using force to secure / arrest a suspect. It should begin measured, and escalate as needed until secure. If a suspect flashes a weapon and advances or aims, I am ok with shooting the suspect. I am of the opinion police officers deserve to go home uninjured.
However, I think it is long overdue to hold officers accountable, including officers that ignore illegal acts. Laws need to change.
Tin foil conspiracies of white supremacists infiltration of police forces like those espoused by Sactowndog are bunk. Are there some white supremacists on police roles? Sure. Prevalent, no.
Finally, we need to avoid estrogen induced rush to judgement. Some of these cases, good police careers are ended unjustly. Good cops like Darren Wilson should be supported, not villafied.