Here’s a good rule of thumb: Don’t hit a police officer. Ever. Don’t hit him or her for any reason, no matter how justified you may feel you are, even if you’re a relatively petite member of the fairer sex. Cops on duty are targets, and they know it. Police have been trained to be hyper-aware of their personal safety because the reality is that there are people who despise them and would like nothing better than to commit violence against them. And while this isn’t a new phenomenon, the constant vilification of cops over the past two years has just made things worse.