Williams did wrong and hopefully Rodriguez will be a little more careful about accosting strangers for political discussions. If Williams had been a hot head instead of just scared it would have been a lot different ending. Both men are dopes.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.