Monday, April 16, 2007

Watching the Watchers

For once, this isn't a politics post. It's about the police and firefighters. These are the heroic men and women who protect, serve, and put their lives on the line for us. And for some of them, that means they can violate the very laws they are supposed to enforce. Automated monitoring systems in the form of "red light cameras" can't tell if you are in a squad car. While the obvious exemption for emergency situations applies, why is it not enough? Is one of the draws of being an enforcer of the law that one can circumvent it? I surely don't know, but it's an interesting reaction nevertheless.

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