Well right on for them running into the water, but also right on for the cops doing their jobs. We as surfers are doing our job, and cops are doing theirs. I'd rather a cop be overprotective then underprotective, and id rather be a charger then a summer hobbyist surfer.. and unfortunatly, sometimes these things just get edgy in the mix.
Theres no right or wrong here, its just everyones doing their jobs. Surfers & cops both. Get over it.