good to see this one is whipping up into a firestorm.
i lived in sth ak for six months or so, a little while back. in an area deemed to be one of the worst.
there were a lot of scumbags there, and signs of obvious domestic misery abounded.
but there were also some delightful people; (in that way it was much like anywhere else).
and overseeing/terrorising this environment was the gang in blue.
i’m of an age that they would just glance/glare at me and go on their way, but i saw time and time again incidents of them standing over/intimidating the locals (especially the young ones)
of course, you can track how the police act in their day to day dealings, by relating it to the socio-economic rating of the area they are policing.
what i saw them doing/getting away with, they would not dream of trying in say, st heliers.
these sth auckland cops carry on like queensland cops at their worst.