Unfortunately common decency has the same origin as common sense. Both commodities are in extremely short supply these days. For many of the years I lived and worked in LA LA land I drove a convertible type vehicle. With the vehicle open whenever the weather permitted. You get pulled over with the top down the "man" doesn't just want to take a look around in your vehicle. He wants to know "what's in the briefcase, what's in that box marked Mallinckrodt". If it was late at night, the questions always included "where are you going", "why are you out at *** am and not home". I never once had an officer pull me over and talk only about why I was pulled over and not go fishing for other info.