We have seen more than a few abuses of police authority for personal reasons, such as the recent charge against a fast food worker for putting too much salt in an officer’s burger. Now, a woman has been charged with disorderly conduct for swearing inside her bathroom as a toilet overflowed into the kitchen. Her neighbor is an off-duty cop who called in the offensen and prompted the charge. For the full story, click here Once again, the question is why such abuses of authority occur. It is not the officers themselves but their expectation that such excess of authority is permitted in their jurisdiction.