But it’s just a few bad apples! Who hasn’t heard this excuse when police officers are caught abusing people? Those who utter it may have forgotten the saying, one bad apple spoils the bunch. A piece of rotten fruit produces ethylene, a colorless gas that causes ripening. The effect is that the bunch ripens more quickly and spoils. Maybe police officers produce ethylene, too.
Seven police officers swore, in a court of law, that they witnessed a man assault a cop. Video evidence proved them all to be lying. After virtually ruining an innocent man’s life nothing has happened to any of the police officers involved. They’re roaming the streets with weapons and the legal authority to use them.
But here’s my question: Why aren’t the seven witnesses to Dendinger’s nonexistent assault on Cassard already facing felony charges? Why are all but one of the cops who filed false reports still wearing badges and collecting paychecks?
It may have started with a few bad apples. Today all we have is a barrel of rotten fruit.