Originally Posted by scott free
Its agreed that the LAPD has been mired in controversy for seemingly forever, and they havent done themselves any favors during this situation to be sure... but i cant buy painting them all as some kind of outta control aggression freaks bent on abusing everyones rights.
I'm sure most of them took the job for the right reasons, a job starting at maybe 40k a year that asks them to risk their lives on a daily basis.
Thats not to say there isnt corruption and bad seeds, but thats no easy job for measly money.
LAPD has one of the most antagonistic relationships with the population they serve compared to other police departments. LAPD also has a long history of stomping minorities (you can start with the Zoot Suit Riots for example).
Edit: That being said, most cops are out there just for a paycheck. Unfortunately, they generally don't speak up against the ones who are overly aggressive and are cops so they can bully, maim, and have power.