Maybe it is best to treat every one as individuals first. We can do what they use to do and try to defuse situations. It seems clear that a different mindset is taking hold - ie a badge gives an officer to arbitrarily run people over, order them around and scare people in the name of public safety.
I have had a number of interactions with police since I have "woken up". This includes Montgomery County Police in MD, US Cap Park Police and National Capital Police. Last year, I was pulled over for a "rolling stop", the cop asked if I would consent to having my car checked by a drug sniffing dog. (Was this because of a "Legalize Liberty" bumper sticker?) I politely did not consent, that it was unwarranted for a traffic stop. I started talking to him about the change in mentality and why do the wear black now, not blue. I told him about Oath-keepers. He when to his car, came back after a few minutes and said that the dog was going to take to long to get there and let me go with a warning. I am hoping that he looked up Oath keepers and liked what he read.
If I had called assumed he was power hungry monster and gave him lip maybe he would not have heard anything else.