Good thoughts, Tec. I also have not heard widespread equation of law enforcement with gangs. Am I personally less trusting of them in the past quite a few years? Sadly, yes. But for every bad cop I’ve come across, I’ve had multiple positive experiences. The problem (thus the seeds of distrust) is that we just don’t initially know which ones are going to be the problem, power-hungry cops. And like the military, their leadership has become corrupted, all too often. Gummint is trying to drum out the good ones, and replace them with puppets.
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."