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5 Recent Trends That Make It Hard To Trust The Police

Police misconduct has rightfully begun to attract scrutiny from both the media and consequently the public at large.  Police are public servants, but many times their duty of serving and protecting has devolved into outright abuses of their powers to those they serve.  This article gives five examples of recent trends in policing that has eroded the public’s trust in police. 

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Bad Cop Blotter

I first started following Lucy Steigerwald’s writing when she wrote for Reason Magazine.  She is now writing for Vice.com in  a weekly piece called the Bad Cop Blotter.  The Bad Cop Blotter collects stories of police misconduct from around the country and makes an article of it all.  Since I take a special interest in civil rights issues and police misconduct in particular, I will try to share this article with you each week.  I hope you enjoy.