I'm not down with cop bashing. I've known good, decent cops who really do believe it is their job to serve and protect and recognize that citizens are good people. I have friends in blue that are like that. I hate seeing them grouped together with bad cops.
There are bad cops. It seems that we hear about them more frequently. Which makes me think that there are more incidents involving bad cops. I also see the police becoming more militarized. Allegedly this is to protect us from the criminal elements involved with the drug trade. Two states have legalized pot, several more have decriminalized it for medical reasons. More states are seeing the tax revenue generated and are considering a similar approach to legal but taxed. I don't see the cops giving up their cool military toys in Colorado now that pot is no longer a criminal matter.
What about the good cops? What happens why you get a man with integrity that does his job and plays by the rules? What happens when he starts educating himself about constitutional concerns and the rights of citizens and proper methods of law enforcement? What happens if he is the chief of police and leads by example?
If he is in New Mexico, they fire him and any officers they think agree with him. Why do they react this way? Is it because he did something terrible? Why yes it is. That's exactly it. Chief Harger got himself accused by the TSA of attending a meeting of cops who believe in following the Constitution of the United States of America.
Where have all the good cops gone? With the freedom loving citizens. They have to hide from the watchful eyes of big brother, lest they be found out and fired.