"It's unlikely that a high school student would come away with any other conclusion than the police are a fearful group to be avoided at all costs," says Eugene O'Donnell, a former police officer..
It is the absolutely correct conlcusion the kids can come to. Wrong group of people can beat you up, and in wort case kill you. Police can beat you up, kill you, or ruin your life with a permanent record. Hail drug war.
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead