Let's face it, actual law enforcement is hard and criminals are dangerous to question or stop. Why bother with these kinds of hazards when you can just manufacture criminals out of gullible, easily managed law abiding folk?
Today in Australia we had another cop get the crap beaten out of him by unarmed impulsive bystanders. This brought a chorus of calls from the press to make assault on a cop a particularly severe crime, as compared to assault on a mere peasant. It also illustrates the comical laugh-a-minute nature of Australian government that they claim peasants have no call for arms in the name of self defense in a nation where not even cops are safe from random assault. If an armed police man gets his ass beaten in a public street by teenagers, what on earth do you expect an ordinary serf to do when he is charged by same on a daily basis? It's logic, Australian style.