In Philadelphia, officers have pleaded guilty to planting drug evidence, stealing money from innocent people, and falsifying arrest records. As a result, some forty convictions have been overturned, and hundreds of others are being reviewed. In New York, similar corruption has been exposed in the Harlem and Bronx precincts. In New Orleans, a gang of police has taken up arms against the African-American community. One officer has already been charged with murdering three people, including a fellow policeman!

Source: In These Times editorial, September 18, 1995.