Update: After posting this last night, I went to bed and it suddenly occurred to me: Aaaah, yes! The next step in this kind of “embarrassing” situation for the police is that they start laughing too. Once we’re all laughing, we laugh together, and the fear that has kept the — illusory, but very real in its effects — dysfunctional hierarchical empire frozen in place for hundreds (?) thousands (?) of years dissolves into thin air.
The police can’t seem to occupy their own van . . .
Thanks to commondreams.org.