The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin and protection by law enforcement. In most precincts around the county, the expansion of civil rights to all people was taken to heart. But in others, these rules appear to still fall on deaf ears.
When a law enforcement officer acts violently without cause, the tendency is for his brothers to close ranks and defend him at all costs – even at the truth’s expense. The thin blue line that separates officers from citizens is a difficult one to cross, which is why very, very few cases of police brutality reach open court, let alone sentencing.