Igor wrote:In many cities, police officers perform far more brutal acts, and have far more brutal acts performed on them, every day.
I don't agree with the tactics of the police officer, or whoever made that decision. However, I also don't think that it is symptomatic of some great police conspiracy either.
Agreed on all counts, except that it's only a conspiracy if you try to keep it secret.
I'll say it again: Pile was acting according to the rules his police force had laid down. Same rules on police forces across the country.
It ain't a conspiracy because the rules are there for everybody to read but they are pretty damn uniform rules, nationwide.
Those rules may be about to change, but this was NOT an isolated incident by one lone wolf cop. This is how they think they're supposed to behave.