Sounds like your research involved wearing handcuffs as you were pushed into the back seat of a police car.
I once was idealistic and actually wanted to be a cop. Then through research I discovered the dark underbelly, and thin blue line that protects crooked cops and often harms the innocent.
Why is it that police think that if someone doesn't see them as gods that the person MUST be a criminal. Check it out bozo, your just as flawed, frail and full of feces as the rest of humanity. You have no more character than anyone else. You are not the badge the badge is not you. In a sense many people need their badges, titles, and degrees to be somebody.
I ask a question....Who are you?
you: I'm a cop.
me: That's your job not you, Who are you?
ya see jackball, I look at both sides of the issue and when I see some numbnut like you desperately trying to climb the mountain of ego inflated superiority I dig in my fangs and drag them back down. Also, you are an enforcer of the law, you are NOT the law. The law affects you just like everyone else and there would certainly be more police in behind bars if not for the buddy system in which they protect their own at all costs.
yeah there's good cops out there, but not all cops are good.