Masquerading Criminals

This type of incident has happened before in my area, and now it seems to be happening again.  I have a special level of loathing for criminals who masquerade as police officers, because it erodes the public’s level of trust in law enforcement.

It’s one reason I’m understanding of Bitter’s disdain for officers removing weapons from license holders during stops.  I understand why officers do it, but I also can understand a woman’s reluctance to be disarmed by any male, even one claiming to be a police officer.