As an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney I am very used to dealing with police tactics that some might consider to be overly aggressive. But the tactics I am seeing more and more of recently are going beyond aggressive and are, in my opinion, becoming down right counterproductive to the basic goals of law enforcement. What I mean by that is that the police are utilizing tactics that are breaking down the fundamental trust relationship between the police and the community that is necessary, indeed essential, for effective law enforcement - mostly in the pursuit of non-violent drug offenders.
Let me give you two examples from just the last hour. Here are the facts: