Here’s a candidate rule: any time you see an organization trying to enforce its own system of justice and discipline it is because:
When the media report on police crimes, they still use credulous language. What does that say?
Warning: Unsettling, Death, Gore, Cops killing people
Corporatism favors the rights of corporations ahead of those of their customers; right now we’re in the middle of a complex shouting-match regarding what companies like Facebook can decide to provide to marketing partners; are we trusting them too much with our data? Are they going to handle it responsibly? What makes people imagine that companies are not going to immediately have a strategy meeting and ask, “what is the worst thing we can do with our customer data? Because: let’s do that!”
US citizen Otto Warmbier died after 17 months in North Korea, during which he was abused, ignored, exposed to cold and not fed.
What if your “good guys with guns” turn out to be the Keystone Kops?
A Supervisory Special Agent is a Big Deal in the Secret Service. And SSA Jack Lewis was a Big Deal.
It turns out that bad cops work well with other bad cops, encouraging misbehavior. Normally, I’d consider that obvious; it seems to be a general rule of organizations.