In the Dallas suburb of Garland, a man was killed by police who rammed his vehicle (after initially denying it) and fired 41 shots at the victim. Details are still emerging and stories changing as more details become known. It is reported that a witness recorded some of the incident via cellphone but was forced to destroy the evidence by the police. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/michael-vincent-allen-shot-at-4...
With a quota driven system that forces cops to meet summonses and arrest numbers, I fear that unarmed motorist will be shot by inexperienced rookie cops that are trained to shoot first and ask questions later. These constant interactions between people and police are a recipe for disaster and will cause far more harm than good as nervous cops with guns converge on cars that approach this intersection after dark.
Cop shoots to death, via 10 nearly point blank shots, a petty criminal armed only with what looks like a pipe bending tool and whose actions don't indicate any significant chance of injury to the cops. Entire incident caught on citizens' camera.
Poorly trained cop beats woman in IHOP after he slaps her and she hits him. There are at least two angles of this event (here's the other: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pw-bEwEUvI ).
This again comes via a social media site for cops, with lots of comments by other cops. It's pathetic and rife with remarkable quips. The big question is: What are the details of why the cops were called in the first place? The big lesson is: Get out of private property if the owner requests you do so, and run if the cops are called.
This helps illustrate something most of us already know. Cops give other Cops something they call "Professional Courtesy." This means that one cop will give another a pass whenever their power of discretion allows it (and possibly when is does not). Also, if you are familiar with the generic cop mindset, the world is generally divided into 2 groups- cops and their families, and everyone else.