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Old 10-11-2014, 01:33 PM
mhendo is offline
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Originally Posted by septimus View Post
Oh, why aren't all Americans disgusted with such police abuse, which seems to be growing worse and worse?
That's the thing, though: i don't think it is getting worse. It might seem to be, because we see so many of these instances on the news and on the web. But that is largely a function of the fact that we now have so many people with video-capable devices, and because stories like this propagate much more widely in a world of online media.

There is little doubt, though, that shit like this has been happening pretty much forever. In fact, hard as this might be to believe, it might actually be better now than it used to be, simply because at least some bad cops might think twice about some abuses of their authority in cases where they might be caught on camera.