Sunday, June 26, 2005

barney fife syndrome

Have you noticed that people ignore stop signs these days? I even see drivers rolling through red lights. What's going on? Where are the police? My theory is that our local gendarmes have watched too many episodes of Cops. Making traffic stops is just too mundane for small town constables. They long for the high speed pursuit.Throwing suspects to the ground and shouting unintelligibly to confused petty criminals is much preferred to writing tickets. Some of them are even wearing the black uniform of SWAT teams with the word "Police" on the back on their regular patrol. Image is everything. If their motto is "to protect and to serve",maybe they should spend a little more time protecting us from sideswiping scofflaws.

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