The 'Gestapo' aura is well known to upper level officers. One of them talked with me at some length about the growing attitude problem of some of his subordinates whom he called "Water Nazis".
The term was his, not mine. But it was something I would agree with.
Far too many of America's police forces, and waaay too many agency persons authorized to carry a gun, seem to have a "Rambo" mentality instead of the traditional police force serving the citizens of America.
Unfortunately it's a "all to common" attitude with many LEO's out in the field today. But on the other hand...a double edged sword appears...
Yep. Kinda like those BATF Rambo's a few years back down in Waco.
Rather a tough price to pay.
I'd applaud "Rambo-like" conduct if it was applied to gee I don't know...ISLAMIC MURDERERS. But not one of those boat owners seemed to have a rag head name. How exactly did they pose a threat to security?
Every one of my contacts with the USCG have been positive. OTOH, I've run accross some Everglades National Park Rangers who were both rude and ignorant. Not exactly jack boots, but just not very nice. I don't think they were that way 30 years ago.