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A man and his family are in his sister’s funeral procession. A police officer pulls them over and writes them tickets for not wearing seat belts. They missed the burial.

11 Responses to “Gotta get that revenue”

  1. Mikee Says:

    I doubt the family will win in court, considering they are now publicly self-identified as not wearing their seat belts. I also doubt there will be a follow-up story about the cost of their 5 fines.

  2. Chas Says:

    Government thinks it owns us, so it acts like it owns us.

  3. Weer'd Beard Says:

    Amazing they didn’t cite them for speeding UNDER the limit (15MPH under is Illegal IIRC)

  4. Bobby Says:

    Another cop, like many, to burn later. oh well, sure he was destined for it anyhow, this will just add to the evidence pile.

  5. Gunstar1 Says:

    Don’t be mad at the cop for enforcing stupid laws, get mad at the legislature for making suptid laws.

  6. Nate Says:

    Two words, Officer’s Discrection. The cop didn’t have the nuts to say “sorry for your loss” and act like a human by letting them go. No, he had to keep up with the image that cops are infallible, puff up his chest and write 5 tickets to keep up appearances.
    What a jerk-off.
    And people wonder why there is there an “Us vs. Them” mentality…..

  7. ka Says:

    “Donít be mad at the cop for enforcing stupid laws, get mad at the legislature for making suptid laws.”

    Cops make decisions all the time about whether to enforce a law or not. I sped past a cop doing 70 in a 65mph zone on my way home. He didn’t pull me over and he was sitting with is radar gun, in his hidey spot, actively looking for speeders.

    I’ll get mad at the cop and the legislature for making stupid laws, thank you. I could do with a lot less of both.

  8. straightarrow Says:

    The cop was an ass. How can there be a debate about that?

  9. I.B. blackman Says:

    here in florida it is illeagal to operatre a motor vehicle with out your seat belt but when riding a motorcycle you don’t have to wear a helmet

  10. Matt Groom Says:

    “Donít be mad at the cop for enforcing stupid laws, get mad at the legislature for making suptid laws.”

    Right. Don’t blame the Nazi Guard who led them into the gas chamber, blame Hitler who passed laws making genocide legal.

    There’s a difference between guilt by association and guilt by action. Politicians are guilty by association, police officers, like concentration camp guards, are only guilty by action.

  11. Pathfinder Says:

    FTA: “But the deputy kept them there, writing up five citations because the driver and the passengers were not wearing a seat belts. And the sheriff’s department says he had every right.”

    Cops have no rights, they have powers. Bad reporting or bad presumption on the part of the Sheriff’s spokesman.

    And yes, we did hang a lot of Nazis after WWII for obeying bad laws. The cops – in fact all gummint workers – need to bear that in mind.

    Also, the police have no legal responsibility to enforce any law at any time. So this deputy was just being an ass in return for his paycheck from the very taxpayers he preys on. I have met his kind, they are not nice people, they are thugs with a gun – and a badge.