Just yesterday, I put up an article on this blog titled 'If police want our trust, they must prove themselves to be trustworthy'. In it, I noted:
Any normal, sane, law-abiding person wants to like and trust them. We want to believe that they truly are protecting and serving us . . . but then something like this happens, and we have to ask: Why? Why does the steady drip, drip, drip of scandal, abuse of power, malfeasance of office, etc. continue?
Twenty-four hours later, what's the latest headline?
Seven Baltimore cops are caught on body cameras 'planting drugs in a car' days after another video was released 'showing an officer placing evidence'
I guess the 'good cops' of my acquaintance (of whom, thank God, there are several) must think it's not worth getting out of bed some days, because they can't win for all the losing that their less honest and scrupulous 'brothers in blue' do without compunction.
I guess we can chalk this one up as a win for body cameras. Now, if we could just stop (some) officers from switching them off or 'forgetting to switch them on' at critical moments . . .