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  •  here's the truth: Its ALL selective enforcement (7+ / 0-)

    Thats what a cop told me when I raised the topic. then he went back to writing the ticket.
    The fact is there are more laws to enforce then there are olice to enforce them.
    Every time some one pulls you over, he's selected you out of all the other things he could be doing---thats what the cop meant. It wasn't that there wasn't other stuff to do, he just saw you do it and he thought it was important enough (or easy enough) to take action on..
    So every time you enforce a law, you selected that out of the others you could/should/are required to enforce.  Its fine to say theyre required to enforce it, but like everything else theyre required to enforce, it gets prioritized

    So its ALL selective enforcement. by which I mean that everyone everywhere has to priorityze which laws they can and will enforce. And pretty much all sheriffs with limited resourcess are going to to prioritize the things theyre going to do. That IS what we elect them to do.

    In our sheriffs case he gives his opinion on what he's going to enforce and if the people don't like it they can elect someone else. Thats who he's responsible to and he knows it..

    Its not hard to see why people like this guy, he's a real human being.

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:38:26 PM PST

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