Why, you ask, are Americans so "passive" when it comes to this stuff? The average American who may love their freedom, will under no circumstances fight for it. They will NEVER get involved in something that they don't see that directly involves them. Who really cares if our liberties are being stripped from us every single day, who cares if our society is going to hell in a handbasket.
My family has been involved is something similar to what fish or man has had to deal with. However, instead of an overzealousness of the "authorities" to go after innocent parties they insist on doing nothing no matter the crime (or amount of video evidence to prove it).