Police officers are causing havoc. For weeks at a time, many people of all different races have come together to protest against police. This can only show one thing, police are not trusted. If men and women are willing to go out of their way to protest against their protective force then how can law enforcement be trusted to do their job? Law enforcement officers have struggled for many years with trust. For some minorities they do not trust police because of encounters they have had. A government official stated, "Racial and ethnic minority perceptions that the police lack lawfulness and legitimacy, based largely on their encounters with the police, can lead to distrust of the police. Distrust of police has serious consequences. It undermines the legitimacy of law enforcement, and without legitimacy police lose their ability and authority to function effectively (Race). This reveals the lack of trust the police officers have because of the stereotypical perception they have gathered from the news and wrongful acts the have committed. One expert stated, "They're the ones taking all the risk...but that doesn't mean...society gives them free rein to use whatever they want" (Stewert 14). This demonstrates that police feel they have the right to do whatever they want because they are taking all the risk but in part these actions are causing them to be distrusted.