Here’s a video documenting another case of law enforcers not enforcing the law… on law enforcers.
A man who had been issued a ticket – that is, ordered to hand over a sum of money as punishment for violating the law requiring both a front and a rear license plate – went to the local police department parking lot, where he video’d several vehicles without front license plates (and one – a Chevy Tahoe – with no license plates at all) but no tickets being handed out.
A law enforcer was present, so the man approached him to ask why he wasn’t doing anything to enforce the law which was enforced without mercy on him. As they talk, the SUV with no plates at all starts up and leaves. The law enforcer takes no action to enforce the law prohibiting the operation of a vehicle on public roads without tags. He expresses no “concern” about this “suspicious” vehicle.
He is also indifferent about the several other vehicles – all of them apparently personal vehicles, not for “official use only” – parked nearby without front tags.
The guy recording the video asks the law enforcer whether he is electing not to enforce the law because the cars without tags (or only one tag) are owned by fellow law enforcers. The law enforcer does not directly answer this question but instead claims there is no violation of law because the vehicles are parked (try that excuse next time you get ticketed for not having a front plate).
Except for the plate-less Tahoe, which started up and backed out of its parking spot as they talked. In plain view of a law enforcer.
There was no “hot pursuit.”
Instead, what is known as the Blue Discount was applied. This is like the Race Card; both grant special privileges and immunities which the rest of us are not supposed to question. If we do, it is considered to be racist with regard to the former and “anti-cop” with regard to the latter.
The plate-less Tahoe departed without incident.
They Have a Job to Do, you see. Stop interfering.
Here’s another video of law enforcers serially “running” stop signs. In blatant view of other law enforcers… who do not enforce the law requiring a complete stop before proceeding:
Law enforcers also routinely overlook mandatory “buckle up” laws ignored by their fellow enforcers – and often ignore this law themselves. Because they find the wearing of a seatbelt inconvenient, a hassle. Of course, so do we. It is an annoyance and besides, we’re not children.
But the law only applies to us.
The front plate is ugly and often requires drilling holes in the bumper, forever marring it. But we are required to have the front plate, no exceptions, in order to make it easier for them to identify (and ticket) us. There are no excuses. The law is the law… unless you are a law enforcer.
Then the Blue Discount applies.
Law enforcers also officially flout laws forbidding the use of sail fawns while driving, having deeply tinted windows and driving faster than the posted speed limit. Not infrequently, a lot faster than the posted speed limit. Often, while texting on their sail fawns.
But if these laws are truly about “safety,” as we’re told, then there is no excuse for exceptions. The wearing of a uniform doesn’t decrease braking distances, for instance. Nor will a badge protect the wearer from impact forces in the event of a crash. Waving a gun around (“brandishing,” if we do it) is dangerous.
What about the officer safety we hear so much about?
What about our safety? Which, surely, is put in jeopardy by speeding cops, for example. And by cars without plates that can’t be easily identified. And by the waving around of guns.
Of course, it’s not about “safety” – theirs or ours.
It’s about showing who’s boss. Control – and collecting money.
Submit, Obey – and Pay.
They ought to put that in between quote marks and plaster it on the sides of their cars.
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