I have a generally high opinion of police officers as individuals. What I can't stand, though, are the shifts in focus which have been made over the last few years.
Does a CM ride REALLY merit cops going under cover? C'mon....
If you're ACTUALLY looking to prevent vandalism etc. you'd show up with a positive, visible presence. Undercover cops are just there to collect info on individuals.
This combined with greater numbers of surveillance cameras, wire taps etc etc really makes me wonder if we're moving closer and closer to a dystopian future...
How many people have been hurt/killed because of critical mass rides? Why the crackdown?