Here's Officer Sunil Dutta's Stasi screed in a nutshell. It could be straight out of the mouth of a Stasi agent:


Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you dont want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you.

And here's the whole essay:

I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me. - The Washington Post (external - login to view)

And here is the Atlantic's brilliant response, featuring the Nine Principles of Good Policing established by the London Metropolitan Police, the West's first modern police service, in 1829:

The 9 Principles of Good Policing - The Atlantic (external - login to view)