Militarized policing unanswerable to higher authority is domestic terror.
I am a strong supporter of unions. Unions are vital. I have been a member of two unions (pensioner of one). The ILWU, in staged an eight-hour Juneteenth work stoppage honoring George Floyd and Black Lives Matter, is a good example of moral integrity.
However, any union has the responsibility to support its members when they are in the right and, if not to discipline a member when wrong, at least not stand in the way of discipline. Police unions are wrong when they don’t support justice, when they allow unlawful behavior to go unpunished.