Maybe not, but again...look at what they have to put up with? Arrogant teens who carry more than a loaded ego. Crazy guys who spent months on the internet learning the chemical compositions of explosives and how to make home made detonators. Jesus-freaks who feel they need to clean the world of sin. My sister's moronic exboyfriend who walked around with a loaded handgun looking to act tough all the time. These kinds of threats require more than a simple "cease and desist" from a single officer. Going beyond that, the sheer idea that walking into a situation with a guy who may have a gun on him and is high out of his mind is an average day for a police officer...poor judgement calls can be made, and stupid reactions to these judgement calls are sure to follow.
I'm basically not gonna blame police for being human, when people are the ones being fucking horrible. The fact that even one time a police officer will risk his life for a greater good trumps any bullshit action he may do. He doesn't have to, he could be a useless fuckhole selling weed to kids outside of a local highschool, or a corporate lacky firing 20% of his staff for a bigger paycheck...but instead he (and I realize I keep using he, I apologize for this, as there are many women in law enforcement too) goes out 5-6 days a week with a bullet proof vest on and looks for trouble in order to stop it. When was the last time one of us did that? I can safely say I don't do that ever...though maybe I should. I'm tired of assholes ruining my neighborhood and all the good people living in it.
I'm sorry if I seem a bit edgy on this subject...I've just seen a lot of morons in my life who make being a police officer dangerous. I've alao has a gun pointed at me when I was in high school....in the school. I would have given anything for a police officer to have been there...waan't a fun experience.