Could the USA's police (or at least portions of it,) be considered a example of syndicalism?
While not entirely due to it, their union has been able to get them military equipment to use, lax training regulations, has helped them escape punishment for things like unreasonable use of force, and generally commands a lot of political influence(, ironically with the normally anti-union republicans more then their often pro-union democratic opposition.)
So ya, could you call the USA's police force a example of syndicalism in action? Seeing as a lot of this has to do with just how powerful their union has become; or would they need a corporate doppelganger to dominate for this label to stick?
Edit: Seeing as the police here aren't exactly syndicalized, let me be a bit broader: What qualities of syndicalism could be considered responsible for making the police into what they are now? and do they present some possible goods to go along with it's more visible bads?