On the other hand, my real job of being a Marine meant weeding out what was unfit to be Marine'ish. Yes, we stood up for a fellow Marine but if he did something un-Marine-like then he had to face the music because those entrusted with the public's defense must be held to a higher level of accountability. Not so with the modern constabulary. The public is nothing more than the nuisance that can get in the way of a pleasant day at work. Cops speed when they want, on duty and off, disregard traffic signals and have been known to kill anyone getting in their way, even if that way is simply going to the dry cleaners.
And most of the time they get away with it. Or lets say they used to get away with it. Not that the old media reports upon it with any degree of regularity but the new one sure does and most of the reporting isn't of the cheerleader kind.