Let's correct that a little bit.. Bad court rulings allow bad cops to get off with their brutality. Shoot a kid holding an airsoft rifle? Totally immune from prosecution because 'police hold a special status; it is expected that failure to immediately follow police directives is in itself an indication of life threatening danger.' Think the worst case in Robocop; you have five seconds to comply before your life is ended.
So, yes, I support the police. I also support holding them (and every public employee) to the same laws and regulations that I must endure. I expect them to face the same prosecution for shooting someone that I would face if I had done the deed.
Bad laws, bad court decisions, make for bad cops.
Ya change that and it all changes including reckless wild pursuits which also kill and injure innocents.
I'd love to have total immunity. Or like government state schools, where teachers/professors get what they call tenure...
BTW, how does one get tenure in the private sector? Where it takes an act of Congress to fire someone. In the real world of the private sector, your told, "You can be fired for any reason at all, and your liable for anything you do".
Here in Kalifornya, they can get drunk
and leave their guns on the coffee table
for their four-year-old to pick up and
shoot mommy with.
They get a pass on this, which would be
a crime for me, the civilian, to do.
The same people who would arrest me for
leaving a gun where a child could get it
are exempt from the very same law.
They also game the system here in terms
of cushy pensions with salary spiking, etc.
They have gone from sincere public servants
to pampered babies with pseudo-tough-guy
attitudes. Not all of them, but a lot.