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That sounds like a tough

That sounds like a tough predicament but I hope you are using the best voice out there in how you represent your thoughts to win over others. If these "leaders" you're having trouble with are the main problem, I'd suggest making nice with the "reasonable" police, assuming there are some there and showing them that your not the bad guy. Show them what I spoke about above, examples of how these "leaders" are going to be a problem for them also. Surely all of the street cops can't be total subservients and not have some of their own problems with the "leaders" Make sure you are winning the crowd and pick your battles wisely. If the Sherriffs is indeed a drunk, he surely won't have support long, maybe meet him for drinks and buy several rounds while your at it.