Lee Shively...Also, police do not exist to assist and protect, despite the romantic ideal and the slogans on the doors of police cars all over the place. They are there to uphold the law. If it's a bad law, a crappy law, a law that stinks so bad they have to hold their noses to uphold it and they hate doing it--it's what they are supposed to do .
And if what they do (vis a vis photographers in particular say) is not based on even a bad law - but they do it anyway, even if in fact it violates the law, what then?