But things might be starting to turn around on the fairness front, given an effort to hold law-breakers of whatever kind accountable. Two of the prison beds that come available might get filled with a cop and a lawyer.
To the extent that double standards contribute to systemic injustice in society, these "rule of law" cases are important examples of equality before the law...they send the message that you can't get away with breaking the law just because you wear a badge or carry a bar card.
In one case, a sheriff's deputy has been charged with perjury for framing a woman for drug possession. But the deputy planted the drugs and lied about it. Not only did the deputy lie about planting the drugs, he concocted a whole story about driving her to the station in his patrol car and then finding the drugs left behind, when in fact he never even drove her in his patrol car at all.
Further, the woman's attorney was able to prove all this by way of a radio transmission that the department initially denied even existed! The County has to pay her over half a million dollars for her false arrest trauma.
In another case, a lawyer has been charged with multiple felony drug counts for allegedly transporting heroin worth $30,000 into jail by way of a greeting card.