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More on the role played by police unions

Two articles, by the Washington Post and Politico, respectively, further reveal the damaging influence of state and national police unions. Union leaders and representatives consistently spread misinformation designed to fuel fear of crime.  At the same time, they deny or minimize allegations of wrong-doing by police officers . Police unions gain the acquiescence of both parties by appealing to the same “law and order” sentiment they have helped create – they are the only organized union that escapes criticism from Republicans, and they gain the support of Democrats by playing on the party’s fear of being perceived as “soft on crime.”

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