Recently there was a pretty damning video of an airplane incident that made the rounds because the media gets a big, throbbing boner for "shitty airline" stories these days, and this one was a good one. A couple is on a plane with a small child. They bought a third seat for an older child who ended up traveling at a different time, so they planned to use the seat for the toddler, in a car seat. An airline rep says clearly, on video, that they cannot use a car seat for the child, that they must be held in the arms of the parents as per the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). This was the exact opposite of the regulations. But when you're on a plane, being threatened with getting kicked off the plane, how can you know this? You're going to believe the rep from Delta Air Lines. The dirty, lying, FAR-violating rep from Delta Air Lines. Because they're the expert and you're just the sucker who spent hundreds of dollars to be harassed by a liar.
A couple months earlier, a lawyer pulled over on a traffic stop filmed a cop telling him that it was against the law to film the event. The driver explained he was a lawyer and the cop didn't buy it but did state there's a new law on the books that prohibits filming police. It was a flaming load of shit and the lawyer knew it, but what's to stop a cop from getting away with that under normal circumstances? Every day people are encouraged to do whatever a cop says no matter what. You don't argue with cops, you just go with whatever they say and if that means the cop tells you it's a new law he gets to put canned cheese on your asshole, a good number of us are going to shrug and get a cheese pucker on the side of the road.