After some of the other blacks/whites/cops threads around here, I felt we needed a little better perspective. The whole article, which is not long, is well worth a read, especially the examples of sadistic cops. This whole post-9/11 hero worship/glorification of all cops is ridiculous, and gives plenty of cover to the bad ones. Cops protect bad cops the way doctors protect bad doctors. It's mindless to think otherwise. And yet in my little circle of moderate-to-liberal white people, I'm the only one who seems to believe that the cop who killed Alton Sterling was in the wrong. It's maddeningly frustrating and shows, at least to me, how far we have to go.