Couple arrested for reporting found drugs to the police
The War on Drugs is stupid and stupid cops like to enforce it. Yes, there stupid cops, and they never seem to be fired. A couple in Clayton County Georgia (the Atlanta area) who owned a property were arrested for "tampering with evidence" after reporting to police illegal drugs found behind a wall at one of their rental properties.
You think they would get praised, right? No, they were as I wrote, arrested. Indeed, they were threatened with removal of their 9 year old child. They spent two days in the local county jail, before posting a $5000 bail each or $10,000 total. The police aren't accountable to the citizens and prosecutors care only about keeping cops happy, not the people who elect them.
In this video, a cop tells someone filming him from across a street, to go "five blocks" away. Yes, five blocks. Or half a mile depending on the size of the blocks. Absolutely amazing the degree that some cops will go to suppress our First Amendment freedom of speech/press rights. They know prosecutors won't prosecute them and that police chiefs won't fire them. They know the odds of a succesful suit against them are remote. So they act more like cops from North Korea, than a free nation.
Lastly, a truly awful case of police brutality that happened in Denver, Colorado. A young man, Michael DeHerrera, called his father to tell him that his friend was being beaten by police. The police then proceed to beat DeHerrera because they knew their their actions were being audibly recorded and if there was a DA with guts, they might be prosecuted. They had to suppress evidence, so they proceeded to beat him senseless, like his friend. The street camera recording this violent act, controlled by the police, panned away to hide the evidence. Of course, the police were never tried and their actions were excused. Just another day in the police state that America is becoming.