Yeah, I only look at the classifieds every month or two.
My thought and one experience with police is if you treat them well things go better. I was treated really well. I realize my being female helped. But I don't think it helped as much as being calm, quiet and very respectful and cooperative.
Pick your battles! Don't be stupid and fight those who have so much more power than you. This applies to kids and teens, who should buckle down and show some deference to parents who can and should lock them up even if only for one night. You CAN wait til you're 18. I learned that lesson and was in college at 18.