People don't listen, and they are full of justifications for authority figures. I think they believe that it's worth it to stamp on the personal space and liberties of a few small people. Maybe they have a relative that is a police officer, too. Once you have to deal with it, though, your perspective may change. I was specifically being targeted at one point and was seemingly set up by police. I wrongfully let them pat me down in front of neighbors. I don't know what they thought I was up to, but it was absolutely nothing. It was pretty darn obvious.lol, I am basing this on my own personal experience. I have had four run-ins with cops, none of them justified. Give me a break.