I live in a rural area. The police are more likely to give you a warning than a ticket if you have violated the law in some small way. The last time I had interaction with an officer it was at my son’s school’s dad comes to eat the tasty cafeteria food event. They were there to sit and eat with the kids who did not have a father or the father was unable to attend the function, good stuff. Lot of great cops out there. But this militarization, no-knock track that is forwarded by so many police departments despite the steady decline of most crimes gives me pause.
Lapel camera on every police officer and in each car to protect the good cops and the citizenry against the bad. Maher makes some very good points.