California: Marshal with a rifle attacks woman recording an arrest, smashing her phone.
Cook County, IL: Cops strip a dead girl naked and photograph her at the scene of the car-wreck that took her life. Then they lie about it. Then they come clean, but insist that it's standard operating procedure.
New Jersey: Cops allow their dog to maul a prone subject, then steal an onlooker's cell phone used to record the torture. The victim died.
Washington DC: Supreme Court tells cops that a traffic stop ends after achieving its "purpose," not when the cop who pulled you over says it does.
So, at least there's some good news.
(Icon: Police officer in riot gear., public domain)
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