Yesterday, at Scott Greefield's Simple Justice blawg, Scott featured the astounding assault on a handicapped man by two DC police officers. The characterization of the assault by the DC police was a classic in the use of euphemism. Since I'm not going to plagiarize Scott go to the link. But let me give you this story from WSAV-TV Savannah, Ga.
Why do we tolerate this in our police? I figure it's the same reason that Maricopa County tolerates Sheriff Joe Arpaio and OurTown tolerates, Jimmy Shoot'em. We suffer the delusion that these violent/tough cops keep us safe. Think again.