If saying police should be held accountable when they break the law is hate speech and that hate speech is a felony, it would be impossible for a prosecutor to every prosecute a cop in Louisiana ever again.
As soon as the cop was offended by the charges against him, the prosecutor would wind up in prison.
As jobs go, garbage collectors are something like 3 or 4 times more likely to be injured or killed on the job than cops are.
Garbage collection is more necessary to society than law enforcement -- you can run from or shoot a mugger, but a plague caused by rotting garbage lying around doesn't care if you run or shoot.
If you suggest that garbage collectors should have the privileges of cops, people look at you like you are crazy.
Police officer, despite barely being in the top 20 most dangerous jobs gets people insisting we cut them all kinds of privileges -- why do garbage collectors not get the same consideration (or even greater consideration) for being in the top 5?
What I'd love to see is someone suing a police department -- not the police officers, but the building itself -- for civil/constitutional rights violations.
Anything you can win a Title 42, Section 1983 lawsuit over in civil court is also a crime under Title 18, Section 242. The DOJ seldom prosecutes such crimes, but they are still crimes.
There is no doubt that police cars, guns, body armor and the building that houses all of that facilitates police activity.
But when the police activity is illegal, then that property has just facilitated a crime -- and that's one of the things that property gets sued for and confiscated for under civil asset forfeiture laws.
Any police department that has had an officer violate someone's rights, ruled the officer justified/in accordance with departmental policy and then lost a 42 USC 1983 lawsuit over it should be eligible to be forfeited.
Can you imagine how police would scream in outrage if someone actually did it? Appealing it all the way to SCOTUS on constitutional grounds would do nicely for a test case too.
Or, you could draw lines through the bad part of the agreement, initial by each line, sign the amended contract and hand it to them. Unless they see you scribbling in it, they're unlikely to read what you did, and if they accept the signed agreement back and then give you service, they've accepted the contract.
As with any other contract, not reading it is a very bad thing.
And if you have a video recording of you lining things out, signing the contract, handing it to one of their employees and getting a ticket in return (if the video does not include sound it's legal even in two party consent states) and then you have proof to present in court that their shady contract terms do not apply to you.
If it's sexual harassment to ask for a phone number while your genitals are being groped, then it is sexual assault for them to grope your genitals without a search warrant.
Fun fact: There is no law prohibiting you from making a citizen's arrest for a breach of the peace (such as groping someone) in 49 out of 50 states. In that 50th state, you can merely detain the criminal for police. While federal agents/employees are often exempt from state laws while on the job, they're not exempt from federal laws.
And last time I checked, there was no law enforcement or customs enforcement exemption to sexual assault laws.
The problem with The People is that for every one person who votes against corrupt or dangerously ignorant politicians, there are three or four who consider it their duty to vote ONLY for their party, right or wrong.
Supposedly, unequal enforcement of the law is unconstitutional. And yet, if any non-cop got caught lying on the stand even a tenth as much as the cops in this case did, that person would be facing perjury charges.
But I've NEVER heard of any case where a cop got arrested for perjury in the middle of the court room.
There was a food additive all set to go to market a few decades back. The brand name was Miraculin™ and what it was, was a refined version of the protein in miracle fruit that makes sour/bitter stuff taste sweet.
The company bringing it to market had gone through the testing and FDA approval process, every single test done by the company, the FDA and third party labs had found the stuff was about as safe for human consumption as water was. The company was literally weeks from putting their first production batch on the market.
And then suddenly the FDA declared the stuff unfit for human consumption, toxic to the point that its import into the US must be banned permanently, and refused to say a word about why. But it was pretty obvious -- the stuff turns aspirin powder into a compound that is sweeter than sugar, zero calorie and with absolutely no harmful side effects -- it would have badly damaged the sugar industry, even with people that are not diabetic. And the sugar industry has lots of lobbyists and lots of money to spread around under the table.
So Miraculin™ remains banned in the US to this day, even though it remains perfectly legal to import the fruit that does EVERYTHING the refined protein does.
Unless there is a law enforcement exemption to that law, then the police could get at least two arrests out of the sting guaranteed -- their CIs. It would be pure entrapment, but they COULD theoretically make the arrest.