Thursday, September 29, 2016

On an Oakland CA police scandal this year

I've been meaning to link this article from the East Bay Express (Oakland CA), Badge of Dishonor: Top Oakland Police Department Officials Looked Away as East Bay Cops Sexually Exploited and Trafficked a Teenager 06/15/2016.

It's a big reminder of how much we need robust local journalism. And how the public needs to hold police departments to their public responsibilities. And to not let idolizing them get in the way of that.

Because, yes, there are abusive cops who abuse their positions. And hurt people in the process, undermining the rule of law along the way.

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