But recently there as a death in the family and I got to experience some of what it is that the are the duties of the police, and they were extremely professional and truly there to help. It can't be something that they look forward to every day, dealing with grieving families and dead bodies, but they do the job.
To me, the USA's sick and twisted enforcement of things considered vice, that is to say, things that are non-crime crimes, is a much larger issue that corrupts across the board.
The drug war and the explosive growth and out of control spending of many departments as a result is corrupting, the militarization of police departments is also another severe problem, and the forfeiture laws and forfeiture related activities of the police are the epitome of corruption.
People are missing the whole point here. The cops do the job the lawmakers dictate. You keep electing these shitbag lawmakers that build careers not on doing what's right for the public, but rather, what's right for generating controversy in order to create divisive political attitudes based on how remarkably stupid the general public here tends to be.
When your legislature is predominantly stupid, corrupt, and exploitative, what do you expect everything else to be ?