Here in Portland, we have one man (Eric Bryant, now complete with target on back!) who insists that the Police should be required to follow the same rules that they would happily enforce against us. I happen to agree with him.
Downtown Cop gets another ticket.
Sure it is nitpicky. But cops are bastards. Almost 100%. I have never met a cop who didn't have some sort of "power trip" especially here in Portland. The Portland Police Bureau is terrible. I know that I have written in the past about them, and that they are not my favorite people. But gosh darn it if they don't keep giving us reasons to dislike them. I am not going to go all investigative journalist on them - just Google a bit if you are interested.
Police should be held to a higher standard of the law.
They carry guns. They have the backing of the courts and their word is counted as more reliable or respectable than ours. It is this which makes it so much more important that they be held accountable, and that they live by the laws they enforce.
But parking tickets are small potatoes. Check THIS out:
Here is the Reason Magazine article on it:
Reason magazine: "Gotcha!"
Please pass this info along, because it is not likely to hit the mainstream media all that much unless it gets PUSHED out there!