A year or so ago, my son and his friends - all of them clean-cut gym rats waiting to go into the Marines - got pulled over driving my Jeep. The cop "thought he smelled pot", which is fucking ridiculous, and had a good old time searching them and the car about a block away from their school. Tore the shit out of the Jeep's interior, and made good and sure to humiliate the kids in front of the school.
The police department very politely told me and the parents of the other boys to shit in our hats, that the officer in question was just trying to make sure the area remained drug-free.
Payback was had against this fucking yokel, but it wasn't done through the system. The good news is, my son and his friends got a first-rate education in what police are, and what the system is, without actually having to pay for it the hard way. Never trust a cop, and never trust anyone who says he's in it for your own good. Fortunately, they are quick studies, and all of them did wind up going into the service, where you DO have some rights left.