These are the rumors that I don't think will ever stop. One guy does it once, and its common knowledge that it happens all the time. Actually, its probably more like a dozen guys did it a dozen time...but now its "every cop" or "most cops" or "10%" etc. I hear all the time that cops aren't punished, or get a slap on the wrist...sorry, not normally, no. Does it happen rarely? I'm sure it does. Should it happen at all? Absolutely not. But what can I do? What I can do is what I'm doing now: do the best job I can, and tell people that my experience is that it is very rare. You are free to disagree, by bringing up three of four links to cases, nation wide, that you found on google. When I see cops screw up, it pi$$es me off too...probably more so than you, as it brings us all (police) down and makes my job harder...but when people comment that "cops do this" they are implying all cops. When Denver jokes "next time a cop tells me his job is dangerous" it implies its not. That's not true either. So I call him on it. No one has ever won an argument on the internet, and I'm (obviously) not changing any minds here, so I'm done with this...sorry ya'll feel this way. Tarheel, was your dad's job dangerous at times? Did he personally benefit from drug laws? Did he treat people illegally? Unfairly? Violate their rights? Did you do any of this? Ask yourself if you feel this is a problem for all cops then, or just the cops now. Was it rampant when he (and you) were officers, or just now that their is cell phone video, it appears rampant?