Whose rules do you follow?

I’ve often said the only difference between government and organized crime is in whose rules you follow. I’ve also said that police were just another gang, even wearing a distinctive color (of authority).

Now it emerges that the New York City police have used force in one fifth of traffic stops. Actual arrests were relatively rare: “In nine out of 10 police stops involving use of force in 2006, the suspects were not arrested.”

But we’re supposed to trust the police as “sworn peace officers.”

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