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The Twin Cities' police problems are about more than 'one bad cop'

With the number of questionable police shootings mounting, the 'one bad cop' explanation is losing its luster.

With the number of questionable police shootings mounting, the 'one bad cop' explanation is losing its luster. Wikimedia

Reader Madison Taylor responds to After (another) police shooting, sign warns Twin Cities cops easily startled:

Which one bad cop are we referring to? The cop who shot and killed Justine? The one who shot the two dogs in the fenced-in backyard? The one who punched a handcuffed 14 year old suicidal girl in the face multiple times? The one who shot into a car that also had a child in it and killed Philando? The one who shot and killed Jamar? These are just the relatively recent Twin Cities events that come to mind.

It's not all cops, but it's definitely more than just one bad cop, indicating a systematic problem that affects all officers to an extent.