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I strongly support unions (I was in one for a number of years). I have 2 family members that were police officers for their entire careers. That being said, I do believe that policing in America is screwed up. Unfortunately, unions play a part in it. While they should be protecting their members from discrimination, unfair firing, pay cuts, etc... they should NOT blindly defend them when they commit truly criminal behavior. Unfortunately, they seem to be doing the latter on a regular basis.
I think it’s the problem with tribalism that extends in other areas. Ignore or protect your bad apples, no matter how many, because that opens the door to the opposition to calling the majority bad apples. Then there’s the issue of a long back catalog of protecting bad apples or encourage/rewarding bad behavior, really hard to pivot from there.