Thing is, it's all departmental. Some are good, some are bad.\n\nAfter Floyd was killed you saw a LOT of different reactions by police departments. A lot of them marched WITH people because they don't tolerate "bad apples" in their department. A lot did the opposite and pepper sprayed and gassed anyone that got near them.\n\nWhere I've lived I've noticed some very specific behaviors when it comes to law enforcement. When I was in highschool, cops were jerks to teenagers. Every time I interacted with one, they were jerks. Got a gun pulled on me because I got pulled over and my window didn't roll down so I opened my door. That was not a fun experience.\n\nSame with College and after. All different towns, but cops were all typically jerks or just pissed they had to be wherever they were.\n\nSheriff deputies on the other hand have generally always been nice. Same with state troopers here in TX. My father in law is a deputy and was a trooper. He's always been a good dude that get's pissed at a$$hole cops just as much as anyone. He agrees that it's the department. He's seen it himself. They're actively taught to be scared of everyone, or think they're going to get shot by everyone. He's never been taught any of that.\n\nAll this is department based. The department chooses to let the "bad apples" run the place and it shows where that's happening. If the department doesn't let those types run the place, people have a vastly different experience. Departments that aren't held accountable by the city won't change either.\n\nThe issue is much bigger than individual cops.\n\nWould we agree that it happens frequently enough to be classified as systemic on a national level??