Extortion is the initiation of a demand with a threat of “Do what we tell you to do or we will hurt you.”
One does not need to be a rocket scientist to understand that extortion is wrong.
One only needs to be able to understand that extortion is the over-riding of one’s free will by way of threat, duress, or coercion. One only needs to be able to recognize that harm is being done, by both the threat and the taking subsequent to the threat.
There are confused people I have interacted with who insist on calling extortion authority. Calling threats, duress, or coercion authority does not make such acts, regardless of label, not wrong.
Calling extortion authority just hides the action’s wrongness from the indoctrinated. When a carjacker points a gun at you and orders you out of your car everybody is aware that such an action is wrong.
When a cop points a gun at you and orders you out of your car everybody assumes the cop has authority; everybody assumes the cop’s action is not wrong. The indoctrinated who believe in authority can not recognize that the cop’s action is exactly the same as the carjacker’s. - WRONG!