Originally Posted by rnoldh
This comes in the wake of Rawlings-Blake and Mosby practically sticking up for the riot-ers and condemning police brutality before it has even been worked out in the state’s judicial system.
Brutality is brutality, even if it's not determined to be criminal.
the cops are not even trying anymore because their own mayor is against them. In the new Baltimore, suspects are trying to become the new police brutality victim. In the new Baltimore, the city burns.
Cops need to realize that the office of the mayor doesn't exist to suck off the cops (same deal with NYC cops). If the cops are acting against the best interests of the rest of the city, the mayor has an obligation to take action to change things in the police force, including prosecuting criminal actions by police. The police want reflexive and total support, regardless of their actions. That's not reasonable, and nobody outside the police force should support it.
This attitude seems like another symptom of the Us vs Them police culture.