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Fri, Jan. 31st, 2014, 02:10 pm

Politicians get elected by stoking fear of minorities, then compete to be the candidate who will pass the most brutal laws. The harshest gets elected, and follows through by supporting police to do whatever it takes.

Implementing laws that force police to wear cameras on their uniform, or hold them accountable for beating the shit out of people would be political suicide, especially in today's economy where white middle class voters feel threatened by upward mobility of the poor, and any policy that would help this happen. (reasonable drug laws, universal healthcare, police accountability)