I'm not against the police or obeying the law. I'm against the officers that think (and act) that the only reason there is peacful law and order is because the police are feared. That would be the "power cops". They're really are people that have good morals to begin with.
Then there are the officers that have a poor sense of threat assessment. The ones that just can't turn off the mindset that all people are guilty.
Getting rid of these types of cops is a lot harder than people may think. For the ones that abuse their spouses, for instance. The percentage of cops that do this is quite high (40% and possibly higher). If an officer looses his/her job or is convicted of spousal abuse, it sets such a large precedent that departments will have a hard time replacing them with officers that can do the job effectively otherwise.
I have a close friend whose ex-husband comes from a police family. His family has the attitude that there are two types of people; the police (the good, ruling and feared) and those that aren't (the always guilty). Where there is no such thing as someone that obeys the law and has good morals, other than by the existence of the police.
The reason the TV show COPS was on the air was to show people that they (assumed criminals) can't win and the police are omnipotently powerful. When I watch, the number of times the perps actually talk to the cops (and hanging themselves doing it) is incredible! You have to give them your name and nothing else! After you do that, get a lawyer!!