The police are paid by corrupt politicians with counterfeit dollars aka federal reserve notes. The LEOs and Military Brass take pay and pension and work daily to undermine or flat out destroy freedom and liberty here in the police state USSA. They are designed to make arrests to feed people into the law-machine for extracting wealth. They are not primarily out to maintain law and order, as we can see from Ferguson, this outfit is not smart FBI types that can profile a criminal or crowd and work to maintain law and order. They are generally morons who didnt serve in the military with guns, they never pay for a crime they commit (thin blue line, weasel justice system) and they dont care about law an order, they care about feeding people into the machine.
I refuse to put them on a pedestal in the days of lawless government.