Originally Posted by kalnaren
Well, the thing a lot of people forget about cops is that they're dealing with the 10% of the population that are complete fucktards, assholes, druggies, etc. 90% of the time. I'm sure after a day of that anyone could be in a bad mood. Cops are people too. Except Robocop. He's a cyborg.
And in addition to that, they are expected by civies to know every piece of legislation, every by-law, and every possible permutation and interpretation of those laws, in their brain at all times.
Most times when you get your crap taken, it's a matter of "We are too busy (tired/understaffed/annoyed by your pissy attitude) to figure this out on the side of the road and will just take your shit and let the court figure it out."