Police officer worthy of respect and assistance from all law abiding citizens.
Thug with a badge.
I know I'm quick to point out Police abuses to liberty, but these two cases show the two types of officers people deal with. Much like officers don't get the courtesy of a sign to differentiate dangerous criminals from law abiding citizens, we don't get a sign to differentiate Officer Lyon from Officer Hooper. The thugs with badges make the lives of real Police more difficult and dangerous, real Police officers and prosecutors need to realize this and stop protecting them.
I plead to all good police out there. A time will come soon when you will need the support of law abiding citizens and if we see nothing but thugs with badges things will go well for nobody.