The problem is that our technology is effectively useless at telling the difference between baddies and goodies.
We are also at the point where goodies could quite easily become baddies. It's already happened in Turkey and Hungary, and it won't take many more years of popularism for it happen in the UK and the US. A pretty good indicator is when they start saying "let's ban this type of encryption" and that itself is a pretty good reason to keep it.
The only way the Internet can move forward on security and policing is through strong social leadership, build a concensus, so that everyone (citizens, service providers and law enforcement agencies) is minded to move in the same direction (whatever that should be).
As for consensus, I don't see that happening any time soon, popularism works by dividing people.