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citizens and police

The proliferation of cellphone cameras is increasingly catching those meant to serve and protect us in acts of violence and brutality against us. But catching the police red-handed has not stopped police abuse of power. Videos, law suits, inquests, inquiries and public outcries -- none of these seem to have shaken the intractable police conviction that some civilians deserve to be beaten by the police, and that the police can act with impunity. Police culture CAN change. It is not intractable. But it will only change through the political power of engaged citizens.