|Mr Puggsly said:|
I really think it depends on the situation. Cops aren't always defending cops.
"I can't support a governmental system that holds the people hostage by threatening inaction as a response to accountability" I'm glad you said this because its actually the cities that generally reduce role of law enforcement. Essentially criminals are given more freedom in left leaning cities and the police get to do less.
I feel you've got a anti police agenda going. While I consider myself somewhere in the middle. But I think we both agree, the anti police movement has hurt communities more than actual police officers.
Cops protecting cops is the general rule, be it through their silence in the face of misconduct (ie Blue wall of silence), or a reliance on collective power to avoid accountability (ie Police Unions). As the unions represent the collective will of the workers (officers), when the Union acts to aid an officer in avoiding accountability it can be said that this action was done through the power of the whole force (or at least the majority). The police have the power to change this. The fact they haven't shows they don't want to.