Everyday in the news you can find a story about police misconduct and police brutality. The constitution is only a document and is not worth the paper it was written on. The police always make excuses for their behaviors and they have district attorneys who are willing to support their unlawful and unethical behaviors. It is a familiar pattern every time: the police will justify their unlawful behaviors by saying they were afraid and feared for their life, or the person resisted when there was no legal reason to arrest the person in the first place, or they will blame the victim for why they broke the rules and failed to follow procedure.
They get away with these injustices by convincing the public that they are not safe and somehow we need police protection when the truth is, we need more protection from police misconduct than the so-called criminals. Fact: less than .5% of the population are murders. Of that .5%, most of the the murderers were someone known to the victim. People are not as bad as we are lead to believe. I have been assaulted and abused several times by the police NOT these so-called dangerous people that the police are allegedly hunting.
The police has no interest in eradicating crime. Crime feeds their families. They will create criminals just to preserve their jobs. They hunt for easy victims to arrest in an attempt to feign productivity. One would be silly to believe that a police officer will risk their lives for YOU. POLICE DO NOT RISK THEIR LIVES FOR YOU! There is not one law guaranteeing you protection. Police are there to protect the government NOT the people.
One might think that the federal courts will protect them from police misconduct. It is a reasonable thought since we have the Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments but I would not place my hope there. There is only one thing to do. FIGHT BACK!!! We are emerging into the next civil war. Protests and letter writing does nothing. The United States prides themselves on being civilized and orderly but we are no different than the countries we look down on; our constitution is only a front. Americans are not allowed to freely protest without the threat of being beat and abused by government actors; we are just like the Egyptian and Libyan government. We don't have the rights we think we have.
So what do you do if your rights are violated? Nothing! If you file a complaint, the police department can just ignore it and not respond; if you go to the courts, the judge can ignore your complaint even though you have case law and the constitution on your side. So the only thing to do is FIGHT BACK. There are no civil alternatives.
The police can break all of the laws and destroy humanity under government sanction. They will not continue to destroy my life without me fighting back. It may be a modern David and Goliath, but there are no other options.