Posted by Me Too, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm
I'm surprised there aren't any post yet about how this shows that every police officer in the country is overpaid and corrupt and they should all be fired and replaced. C'mon people you are out there, you are slacking in the holiday season.
Posted by Nancy s., a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm
@mitch. It was a sf sheriffs deputy, not police officer. 2 different departments. It goes to show you that no matter who you are, what profession, you are always capable of breaking the law. The Petraus scandel, the previous NY govenor scandal, the wall street elite. Whether it is greed or to just get by, they choose to break the law. But then even lying on your income tax or speeding is breaking the law. Where do we draw the line?
Posted by Steven, a resident of the Stoneridge neighborhood, on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:07 am Steven is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
It's very simple Nancy. We don't "draw the line". We can create or remove laws, but selective enforcement doesn't help anyone.
If we don't need a tax law, get rid of it. If we should go faster on a road, increase the limit.
By the way, there are lots of videos of police abuse on You Tube. Some are obviously just haters, but others will make your blood boil and give you a different impression of police. Although I have a friend who's a CHP and several cops in my extended family, I don't trust any cop. They're never concerned with making sure the law is upheld, only with "controlling" a situation.
That's not to say that cops are not nice guys, or you shouldn't cooperate with them. It's just that they're in a tough job, and the best way to stay alive and protect the most people is to control the situation, and not worry about the laws being broken.