Being unfamiliar with this case, I would have to agree with you that law enforcement dropped the ball if they didn't investigate and pursue criminal charges for such obvious violations of law. Sometimes in the midst of "adversarial government" relations, private, special interest groups, who operate without the safeguards and checks and balances that apply to government, will become the real usurpers of our freedoms. Look at the insurance industry, Google, and groups like PETA. How about the epidemic of political correctness on our college campuses and in the media. Orwell's 1984 is here, but it turns out that it's the private sector watching and controlling us, not the government.
But I'm taking a stand. They ain't taking my hive tool until they pry it from my cold, dead, fingers.