The blue rot

It’s not “a few bad apples”. The American police are systematically corrupt and the few good men in the force are fired whenever they speak out against the blue rot:

After the arrival of a new police
chief in 2010, the department entered an era of ticket quotas and
worse. “When I first heard about the quotas I was appalled,” says
former Auburn police officer Justin Hanners, who claims he and
other cops were given directives to hassle, ticket, or arrest
specific numbers of residents per shift. “I got into law
enforcement to serve and protect, not be a bully.”

Hanners blew the whistle on the department’s tactics and was
eventually fired for refusing to comply and keep quiet. He says
that each officer was required to make 100 contacts each month,
which included tickets, arrests, field interviews, and warnings.
This equates to 72,000 contacts a year in a 50,000 person town. His
claims are backed up by audio recordings of his superiors he made.

Do you want to know where the good men on the police force are?  They are “fired for refusing to comply and keep quiet”.  As Radley Balko says: “You have a policy that encourages police to create petty crimes
and ignore serious crimes.”