It is time to unlock perceptions from the reality of an increasingly dangerous world. Tech companies, like Apple and Google, are managing public perceptions about government and private intrusions of privacy in the aftermath of NSA revelations, leaks from the "Cloud," and ever-intrusive hackers. In promoting their products, they do a public disservice because they reinforce some notion that law enforcement officials, acting with legal authority, are not to be trusted. Let's be clear about three things. First, this is about selling products. Second, law enforcement officials are American citizens just like you and me — with families, friends and neighbors who live in our communities. Third, those are the Americans we frantically call when we need help.