Why is that once people tell me that something I have said is off-topic, they keep discussing my remarks even after I have dropped it? Please do make up your minds.
I did not say to harass them, that seems to be an example of you making an effort to characterise my remarks for others. An “officer”, be they of a police department or a corporation, are still technically on the job at all times. That is why off-duty cops still arrest people. I said that you could talk to them about their progress on those people you reported were bothering you, and it was you - the person I was trying to help - whose imagination filled this in as constituting harassment. If you suppose that the police wouldn’t interview you at your house, you are kidding yourself. Your moral high-ground appears to depend upon a double-standard.
Whatever “actual power dynamics” you work from in your daily life don’t sound very good to me either. It sounds rather defeatist and irresponsible by my standards. I do find the few discussions we’ve had on here interesting, as you demonstrate a lot more rigor here than most in analysis of my reasoning. I respect this because such honesty is difficult to come by. But our civic values do appear to be somewhat at odds.
Anyway, considering how poorly things are going with regards to Trump, perhaps we are better off not contributing to the malaise by quarreling over my advice. It was not my intention to insult you over differences we apparently have. If my remarks were unhelpful or troubling to you, then I apologize.