Say you were a UPS or FedEx driver and were being followed by a car. You stop and ask the occupant of the car what he’s doing, and he says he’s waiting for you to drop a package on a porch so he could take it. Would you have to wait until he took the package to act against this self-proclaimed future thief?
Would it be any different if you see a cop on the road while you are puttering around in your car?
The threat and intention are the same, even if you ignore the fact that the cop wouldn’t even exist (as a “job”) without theft already having occurred.
To see a police officer of any faction is to see a credible, lethal threat to the life, liberty, and property of everyone in the vicinity. How many are intentionally blind to this threat? How many actively deny there is a threat and support this vile gang?