I distinctly remember while living in Guam there was an officer who just didn’t care who you were – if you broke the law he’d give you a ticket. The beauty of that is it didn’t matter if you were a senator, a judge, or the governor – he’d give them tickets. Not allowing people to abuse the positions they’ve been elected to or appointed to is very important.
NO ONE – especially not public servants can be allowed to be above the law.
Today Boingboing posted a perfect story – a video that is a few years old, but it is golden.
I love when a Sheriff doesn’t let someone off just because they are a ‘brother’ in the force. The law is the law – and this type of behavior gives me hope for mankind. And what are people thinking – using permits and placards that aren’t issued to you is OBVIOUSLY illegal. Is it really that hard to find a parking spot just a wee bit further away?
P.S. I hope the border agent had to pay the maximum fine of $1075 – I know it’s petty, but he knew better.