I have said it many times here that what happens is that the bad is big news and all the good are never news.
I also think that the military gear is not helping with the view of police officers. The public sees them as an army with a lot of power.
I have many friends that are police officers and troopers all great friendly guys but they have told my that there is always a bad apple in every group. They also tell me that sometimes it is hard to tell on the bad apple.
Whirlibird I believe you are a patriot, a prepper and an x cop and a good one. Just understand that the group is only posting about the bad ones and I personally talk about the bad ones. Remember there are bad doctors, we all know how many bad politicians there are, bad business men, bad bankers, bad realtors, and bad people everywhere.