Comment: I agree.

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I agree.

It was more likely due to the fact that the cop could have ended up dead if he pushed it too far.

People behave in a more civilized way when they are confronted with their own mortality. Which is why cops are generally uncivilized. They have enough of an edge that they never truly feel at risk.

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