violations

Picture this scenario: A friend and yourself are sitting at a stoplight waiting for it to turn green. A cop pulls up next to you and stops past the line that indicates the crosswalk. You make a quick comment to your friend about the cop breaking the line and the two of you chuckle at the irony. Then, as you guys are watching, the cop turns on the police car lights, crosses the red light, turns them off, and speeds off to break some more laws.

Now, I know this a common occurrence and since there were no lives endangered by this officer using the police car’s handy-dandy flashing lights to get where ever s/he was going faster, it still doesn’t seem right. Who is there to ticket a cop for speeding without reason or for stopping too far past the line at a stoplight?

It reminds me of the upcoming movie called Lakeview Terrace, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, and Kerry Washington. Its basically about this couple that moves into this neighborhood, their next-door neighbor being a cop [Jackson] who does not like them and proceeds to do whatever he can to make them move – these persuasive tactics verging on the point of illegality. However, as the tagline of the movie goes, “who do you call for help when you can’t call the police?” It looks like it is going to be a really interesting movie; I’m definitely looking forward to it. Trailer

So yeah. Think about that…

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