Terrence, maybe you were a dick, but sometimes it’s necessary . We only get the rights that we defend, and insist upon.
However professionally they behaved, the police occasionally (at least) need to be reminded what they are doing, and who is the employer, and who is the employee. Maybe if enough people do it, they’ll complain up the chain , with the policy makers eventually getting hit with it.
Here’s one from a fellow traveler , of sorts, in New York.
Also , the next big thing in security.