Thursday, January 26, 2006

Aren't cops supposed to set an example?

You know what really grinds my gears? When a cop turns on his lights so he can blow through a red light. Now I always thought that the police were a pillar of society and were supposed to set a good example for us to follow. I can't really say that this is the worst thing that they could do. They could be leaving Indians out in the cold to die of exposure but where do you really draw the line?

I realize that there is a chance that the police are rushing off to save someone, but if they are in such a hurry wouldn't they have their lights on all the time? When they flip them on to run a red light and then off again on the other side of the intersection it makes it seem like there is no real emergency. Maybe I'm just bitter because I can't get away with running red lights all the time but aren't they needlessly endangering people by running red lights? Its bad enough that they are hypocrites when it comes to speeding. Isn't it a little ironic that the people that are pulling you over for speeding are the same ones speeding past you without lights or sirens? Again they aren't going to an emergency because they obviously don't have their emergency lights or sirens on and they aren't going fast enough to be responding to an emergency. I'm sure doing 70 gets you to the coffee shop sooner but if I were getting murdered I hope they would go a little faster.

But hey what do I know? I'm just the guy waiting patiently at the red light that they just blew through. I hope that I'm not trying to go through the green light when some cop gets a sugar jones. They really need to try harder in this city.

Here we go, this seemed to be a fitting link for today. They probably figure he stole the bike.

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