I don't trust cops. I just said they're human, disagree? The profession probably attracts a larger proportion of aggressive bullies and -holes than say landscape painting, but there's plenty of good, normal, simple decent people in every police department. They might not be courageous, they might not be politically awake, but neither is the guy who cuts your turkey at the deli. And many are intelligent and share our views. You're always going to see headlines of cops screwing up because the profession gets media attention and cops interact violently with people as part of their job. The abuse may be systemic and may require action, but that doesn't mean we are right to characterize every cop has bad in his motivations or treat them as less than humans.