by Eric Peters, Lew Rockwell:
Want to understand how cops think? Or rather, how thought-less they are? Here’s a deconstruction of an interview (full text here) Yahoo conducted with ex-traffic op Mike Brucks:
Yahoo asked Brucks, “How much leeway do you give someone before writing them a speeding ticket?”
“The speed limit in Texas used to be 60 mph, [and] well, out on the clear road where there’s a lot of visibility I give people leeway. I wouldn’t write tickets until they got to 80 mph…..”
Ok. Hold onto that. Now check out Brucks’ next answer:
Yahoo asked him: “Are speed limits too low?”
And he replied:
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