@lamprey263: They are protecting themselves from consequences. It's nothing new... it's called closing ranks.
Imagine you worked as a cop and you witnessed whatever it was that happened. Would you want to be the one cop with a totally different version of events? If the media weren't covering this so aggressively you'd probably regret dropping a colleague in the deep end. As long as nobody is taking the yam out of your savouring mouth who cares?
So it's okay because everyone else is corrupt? That doesn't excuse things. But I can understand why nobody wants to rock the boat, they'll lose their jobs or worse. And yeah nobody else will be on their side and it would be a pretty pointless one side battle. Still, doesn't make the system right.
No it doesn't and I'm not excusing the corruption. Just trying to imagine what it's like from their side.
That's why people don't trust cops. They all wear the same uniform and unless you know them as individuals you have to tar them all with the same brush. That's why I can't abide people defending them, particularly if the said people are coppers themselves.
Truth is that when you have a rotten orchard you can't really salvage it.