The police are just unionized bureaucrats — with guns. Their behavior comes as no surprise.
In another recently-publicized case of over-reaction, conservation officer Graham Ridley of Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources for five days staked out Canadian Forces major Mark Tijssen, who butchers his own pork according to higher standards than the industry demands.
Ridley’s object was to catch him violating a 2005 regulation forbidding home-dressed meat from leaving one’s property, a regulation Tijssen (and 99% of other people) was unaware of.
When Ridley saw a friend of Tijssen walk out with a gift package of meat, Ridley had Tijssen’s home raided by a veritable SWAT team rather than simply cautioning him for next time.