They look at us like unruly children that they have to keep in line. If they aren't keeping someone in line, then they look for someone to push back in line. They WILL find someone.
we do not trust the police to do the right thing. Why? Because human nature says that some people abuse power, and police have few limits on their power. Therefore, some police will abuse power and do things that harm the innocent. And they do, always have. Police are human beings, not machines. They do things that they should not do, and the innocent suffer.
We have to have police, but it doesn't mean I have to like what they do all the time. They have too much power, and they abuse it.