Why do we still feign shock at police brutality and abuse of power? Because we hope that ingratiating ourselves to power will reward us, and fear that exposing its moral bankruptcy may harm us.

### See also:

* Rodney King
* Michael Brown
* loose cigarette seller Eric Garner
* 14-yo killed in NY
* every peaceful protest ever
* Nixon
* subprime mortgage crisis
* Savings and Loan crisis
* bank bailouts in array[list years]
* inflation
* financial advisor scams
* Bernie Madoff
* Uber