At least these particular highly-trained professionals in San Francisco. Watch as authority radiates from their polished badges, as they skillfully seize the menacing teens' havoc-wreaking skateboards.
Via David at the War on Guns, who says:
Time was, men were employed from their communities to act in the capacity of "peace officers." Now that the paradigm has shifted to "law enforcement," we see results that are exactly the opposite of the original intent--indeed, we see them introducing conflict and belligerence, rather than peace, into their encounters with citizens.