So, the Washington Post has an article, “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me” written by an LAPD officer and professor of homeland security at a for-profit college. And, yeah, it’s pretty much an explanation of why everyone should just shut up and cooperate with the police no matter what. Here’s a bit:
Working the street, I can’t even count how many times I withstood curses, screaming tantrums, aggressive and menacing encroachments on my safety zone, and outright challenges to my authority.
And a little later:
Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me.
My sources indicate that this is an up-to-date picture of the author: