Measured Against Reality

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Police Abuse

I was watching Penn & Teller's Bullshit! last night, the episode about gun control, and they said (something to the effect of), "Sure, the police can protect you from a criminal, but who can protect you from the police?"

That question is becoming more and more relevant.

The sad thing? That's one of the more benign cases of police abusing their power I've ever seen.

I'd go into how wrong this all is, and how we need so much more oversight of police forces to prevent this kind of thing (and the more terrible abuses), but the entire thing makes me too angry and depressed. It's just amazing that this kind of behavior happens in the USA. It's the kind of thing you'd expect from a Colombian cartel.

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