I just hate how these sorts of arguments turn into..
"We don't respect cops because they don't respect us!"
"Cops don't respect you because you don't respect them!"
Really, they're in a position of authority. If they want to make cops more respected, they should act in a non-tyrannical, immoral manner. Cops have earned their bad reputation by not being moral. Oh course, it doesn't help that we have a bunch of stupid laws. But it doesn't all fall on the fact of having bad laws.