IMHO you ARE NOT reading too much into this. Words from a law enforcement official should always be based in the law. Sadly I am finding that some (not all) officers see the law as way to abuse law abiding citizens. Example: "You can't just carry a gun on your hip and expect not to be questioned by police!" Well as it is the law officer yes I can, even if you personally disapprove of it. The law of "OUR" land says so and so does "OUR" state constitution. As we see in our local governments often there is a disdain for laws "they" don't like. Then we get this attitude from those who feel they know better than our elected law makers that "they" can pick & choose which laws to enforce and which to ignore! This is a indicator of just how far our country has slipped towards the abyss that awaits all corrupted governments; like the Roman Empire leaders of the past these petty leaders grasp frantically at any straw of power they can find righteous or not. This only expedites the decline of "their" nation as the common people realize those who swore to serve now swear at their people from on high for not being the mindless subservient surfs "they" think we should be!
Soap box now being stepped down from. Great thread Bikenut.
Peace be with you. G9OS out.