The story itself is digusting or the police behavior in the story is disgusting?
The whole point of the story, though, is the reason this is getting worse is that both the Left and the Right give a free pass to police brutality as long as it's against people they don't like.
It all starts with the puritanism of the left and the food Nazis and gambling Nazis. I’ve been carrying on about this for years. Next, we will have a swatting over someone having a Big Gulp in NYC.
Case in point?
Exhibit A: President Obama has killed far more people using Predator and Reaper drones than President Bush ever did. In his FIRST TERM, Obama authorized over SIX TIMES as many drone strikes as Bush did over TWO terms. Apologies for the capitalizations, but that is truly amazing. Yet, the same Liberals who were protesting Bush's 'murder by drones' are largely quiet over Obama's.
Exhibit B: Remember the Patriot Act? Imagine the furor on the Right had it been created under Obama. 'nuff said.
The thing is that the attrition of freedoms and rights, and what makes America America, has little to do with Right or Left. Those are just delivery vehicles for ideologies from Republicans and Democrats, one of which can be bad for the country and the other being far worse for the country faster. There is a difference between being a Republican and a Conservative, and being a Democrat and a Liberal. Nowadays both main parties are just altered versions of each other ...like the difference between a Jaguar and a Leopard. Different species, different types of spots, and the jaguar is somewhat larger than the leopard, but both will easily kill you and eat you, and for the matter the leopard has killed more people!
The country has been on a slippery slope for quite some time. Again, compare the average Democrat from the late 1970s to the average Republican today. The 1979 Democrat would be far more conservative in a number of areas than the current Republican.
There are many things Conservatives and Liberals can hit each other on - very many - but they shouldn't forget about the greatness of the country that enables them to do so, and they should both be against certain things. Be it cops feeling they can have B-movie actors drive armored vehicles into living rooms, or presidents passing decrees that are patently unconstitutional.
Everybody is a dirt bag to somebody. When immorality rules, it just depends on who is in charge to determine a target.
Since rule of law doesn’t matter any more, the 4th and the 5th routinely subverted and the 5th laughed at:
Good reason to under-fund and frustrate gubment. No power can be granted to men without that power being used for evil. With tears in their eyes the cops don’t have enough money to buy new boots. Good. Let them eat their boots.