A whistle-blowing DEA agent describes how military-style actions are used to raid citizens and says that money and connections determine who will be brutalized. Wealthy people usually are well connected and can stop prosecution of their children, so law enforcement turns a blind eye to drugs in wealthy areas. Because police like the massive funding derived from the drug war, they focus on prosecuting the poor. Blacks are targeted because they are in that category, not because of their race.
If you throw in the fact that cops protect their own, even if they commit murder, then one can begin to appreciate why the police are despised in the communities they are supposed to protect and serve. People are quick to question why Muslim’s don’t police their bad apples. Why don’t they expect the same from the Fraternal Order of Police, politicians, and for that matter, the Catholic Church?