Saturday, November 24, 2007

Utah State Police Taser Speed Trap Victim

I was reading the comments generated by this video making the rounds recently and I was struck that nobody got what really was happening in it.

The cop appears to slow down and pull over to let someone pass from behind. As soon as the car passes, the cop pulls back out and chases him down. What else was the cop doing? He appears to pull over in order to deliberately block the view of a temporary 40-mile-per-hour, reduced-speed sign. I bet that was the first sign drivers came upon coming in that direction. And it didn't look like a work zone.

What the young man kept saying was he wanted to go back and look to see the sign. He acts the way innocent people act. The cop on the other hand, acts the way people running away from their feelings and the truth act: aggressive, dishonest and unprofessional.

The corrupt nexus between law enforcement and shady politicians has for years now treated traffic tickets as an income stream rather than a health, safety and welfare issue. This of course, is nothing more than a regressive taxation on the poorest and least connected population in communities everywhere. A lot of Americans think the police are a part of the problem.

Is it hard to see the solution for this sort of thing is morality? Cops need to confess and atone for their part in America's worldwide sin. Go see American Gangster. That young family is going to be set for life on the proceeds of a winning lawsuit. And Utah gets another black eye.


carusoe said...

I'm glad someone noticed this besides me. I've posted similar comments on a few of the Utube clips. He drives down the shoulder all the way from the diamond sign to the speed limit sign, obstructing it from the drivers view.
Ithink he could beat the ticket. The obstruction or resisting charges will be another matter.

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