Those of you who seem to think there is some equality between Civie OC and LE OC are playing right into the ego wannabe role. When your job is to turn on the flashy lights and head towards the bang-bang sounds you are in a different category.
And, as often happens in this discussion, many of you have strayed from the issue of the confrontational OCers to the issue of the greater right of OC. I'm all for the latter, the former need to grow up and stop making us look bad. The right to OC can be exercised without making a scene, looking for attention or antagonizing LE and the rest of the populace. It is not an "all or nothing" situation.