Reports from the Capitol rioting indicate that there were cops and ex-cops among those assaulting the center of our democracy because they don't believe voting is legitimate if it doesn't go their way. Then we find out the guy who threw a fire extinguisher into the backs of some cops' heads was an ex-firefighter. Maybe we should consider withdrawing some of our worship of those in official uniforms and start demanding not only the same accountability as we demand from ordinary citizens, but more, considering that the men in uniform have exponentially more power. We could start by rejecting any calls from the police unions to give cops more 'tools,' more immunity, more money. They shown they misused all three in the year of protest just behind us. Make them prove they are dedicated to the highest ideals of the role given them in society—not just to a paycheck and a pension. Just a modest proposal.