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.”