But the difference Lillys Dad, is that police represent a department, a physical building, whereas there is no organization that governs the deaf, or African-Americans etc. If a deaf person pisses you off you can't call and complain to an office. And yes, when an institution has power over me and wields it in multiple ways, I do have the right to criticize.
As for evidence of corruption, I think that the numerous studies showing that vice cops assault prostitutes and the fact that one former cop has written a book on it, as well as reports of common racist remarks on police radios where I live, not to mention the fact that I HAVE A FRIEND IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO TELLS ME ABOUT THIS STUFF, is enough, thank you.
And yes, I chose the Rodney King case because its the most famous.
But let's post some more shall we?
"The Amnesty International 2005 report on human rights alleges widespread police misconduct in many countries. Some notable countries include Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Brazil"
"Martin Lee Anderson died in 2006 at a Florida juvenile detention facility after allegedly suffering a beating by as many as eight guards, recorded by videotape."
-FDLE Investigates Death of Martin Lee Anderson. Florida Department of Law Enforcement (2006-01-10)
"Anthony Baez died in a confrontation with New York City police in which a chokehold was used on him. Police officer Francis Livoti was indicted and acquitted, but was later convicted in federal court of perjury"
- Mayor Giuliani signs bill that names Bronx street after Anthony Baez (Press release). City of New York (2000-04-17). Retrieved on 2006-08-07
"Frank Jude Jr. was beaten at a house party while unarmed by three off-duty Milwuakee Police officers, Andrew Spengler, Jon Bartlett and Daniel Masarik, who were charged but acquitted"
-Grinburg, Emanuella (2006-04-20). Off-duty Milwaukee officers cleared in beating of unarmed man. Courtroom Television Network (Court TV). Retrieved on 2006-08-14.
"Abner Louima was sexually abused by New York City police officers in 1997. A number of officers were convicted in the case"
-"Louima Cop Sentenced", CBS Worldwide, 2000-06-27. Retrieved on 2006-08-11