Thanks for this. I respectfully suggest that you have missed the kernel in this article.
Does it really matter who I am? They faked some stuff against me, used undue violence, and threw me in jail to teach me a lesson. That’s what this article is about. Now you can blame my behaviour for that, OR you can blame the perpetrators of it.
As a former police officer, I am sure that you have seen this stuff before. As my memory of being assaulted clears, I certainly remember one of the policemen as a ringleader. Making things up, and trying to scare me. “One bad apple”, as they say. Or maybe the denial is so strong that police really do have the “we are right no matter what” God complexes that the media is reporting. I hope not.
On the positive side, these days, with everyone carrying a video camera in their pocket, people in authority doing this are going to be repeatedly busted. As they are being on a daily basis.