They are ABSOLUTELY just as fascist and evil as we make them out to be. You can pooh-pooh it all you like, but you're just deluding yourself to excuse your inaction. And besides, we don't hate cops, we just hate the ones that trample our rights, like the ones that serve no-knock warrants for minor drug crimes, and the ones that don't bother with warrants, and the ones that taze you for a 'bad attitude', and the ones that shoot first and ask questions later, and the ones that threaten and harass citizen journalists, and the ones that beat protesters exercising their democratic rights, and the ones that kick people out of their homes when they get a letter from the bank, and the ones that target the poor for harassment, and the ones that dress up like SS officers for fun, and the ones that hate minorities, and the ones that escape corruption charges out of police solidarity, and the ones that tamper with evidence, and the ones that think they should not be held accountable for their actions. Really, it's just the 95% majority of cops that we hate. The rest are awesome, and bravo for standing up to a culture of pure, unmitigated evil.