If you're looking for courage, talk to the 10 year old boy who feared for his life and called the police on his dad for driving drunk. I can only imagine how scared the young man was while in the car with a reckless driver.
I have never saw someone try to ruin a person's life like the undercover cop informant who was caught on tape planting illegal drugs inside a New York smoke shop. I think we can declare this informant as the idiot of the day.
The idiot of the day has to be given to the drunk Canadian man who swam across the Detroit River causing a international incident. Only eight beers were able to give him enough courage to make it across.
I never like throwing the term dirty cop around but a NYPD Police Officer arrested a woman and then stole adult pictures & videos from her cell phone that only meant for her boyfriend to see. This is a great example of abuse of power.