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Yes but "the law" cuts deals all the time to address bigger crimes. (for example)They let off a small time drug dealer with a couple months in jail for ratting out a hitman for the mafia. I think sometimes it takes lesser crimes to bring justice bigger crimes like police brutality and murders that go unprosecuted because cops/DAs protect one another. I think that might be the case here. Independent hacktivists can now comb through that data and find cops that have lots of repeats offenses that obviously show a pattern of abusing the system and citizens whereas before that couldn't happen because such information was hidden from the public.

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