I always wonder what mithical them they are trying to protect when their trained to think of everyone not in a blue uniform as the enemy or at the very lest a threat. The Police are not worried about public safety or your safety. They're worried about their safety.
Ran across this at wirecutters blog - Knucledraggin my life away.
They're like a vicious poorly trained guard dog that you have to be careful interacting with, because your never quite sure if its going to bite you or not. If I could, I would require every Officer to take Rory Miller & Marc "Animal" MacYoungs Conflict Communication course/seminar. Link here.
They act like they are in the most dangerious job in the world and that they coulde die at any moment. I used to be able to say that they wheren't even in the top 10, but no longer.