I don't see that either encounter went poorly. I see officers trying to get citizens to do things that the officers have no authority to demand. I see citizens asserting their rights. In the NH case, I see a citizen unlawfully stopped from going about his business by officers who had no authority to make the stop. I see officers demanding ID and the citizen rightfully refusing.
I have now been stopped twice by police. I consented to nothing, but had my gun seized once, was detained once for two hours, and detained once for ten minutes. The officers were polite. I was polite. The officers still broke the law, and I did not.
The net result? MPD has changed their policy regarding OC and has changed their training to reflect the corrected policy.
We will not get officers to stop violating citizens' rights unless we stand up for them. We are not being confrontational. The police in these encounters. We are merely exercising the rights that have been fading away of late in the hope that those rights and others will not disappear completely.