People must go to prison for this abuse of power.
You would think so, but this involves the two most protected class of people in the US. Cops and Politicians, neither can do no wrong and when they are accused of criminal wrongdoing its always someone else's fault and they get off with a pat on the wrist, a promotion or a fat .gov funded retirement pension...
I'm a somewhat casual observer of politics, mostly just reading Free Republic for the past 12 yrs.
I've noticed a sea change in American politicians since then. I've noticed that politicians (and business "leaders" to an extent) don't seem to even try to hide their corruption any more.
This little town in CA had an entire town government absolutely rife with bald-faced, in your face corruption. Paying the mayor a salary of $800K , the police chief $400K, just to name two, as if nobody would have a problem with it.
The arrogance and shamelessness of these people is at a level of being sociopathic. It's really breathtaking.
I've been to several foreign countries where corruption isn't corrupt, it's standard business practice. It seems that the USA is heading in that direction.