Seeweed I don't have the answer for that. There are rules of evidence, etc. that inhibit police action. That may be a factor in the lack of arrests. I don't know because I don't know those details. And as far as your daughter is concerned, I don't have an answer for that. Once again, no details. I'll tell this story. I met a van on a narrow road that collided with the bridge and ran off the road. It pulled away as I turned around to investigate. I turned my lights on and it drove several blocks before stopping. The driver couldn't stand, let alone perform sobriety tests. He admittedly drank two beers and took an Ambien. Mixing drugs with alcohol creates what is called the synergistic effect. It intensifies the intoxication basically. After the lengthy time trying to get him to perform the tests, waiting for the wrecker, and driving him to the police department, he only blew a .05. The judge dismissed the case. If there ever was a dui that needed to be made, he was it. But is was dismissed based on the breathalyzer result. Has nothing to do with your situation, but speaks to the fact that good arrests are not always convictions based on rule of law. Also, every department is different. That may account for some of it.

Wrigt, I appreciate your answer. I hope you can see why I have some of the mindset I maintain. 

As I said before, I have known some mighty fine law enforcement people, many are good friends. I have never had any problem with hwy patrol officers although I don't personally know any of them, they seem to be very professional, and the police from my hometown have all been excellent , and assumed it their duty to look after the elderly in the town, and in the winter , they go around to the older peoples house and insure they have sufficient heat , and in emergency situations, they will take them kerosene and a kerosene heater if they need one. . That's what I came up thinking what police should be doing.

 

I'll sign out of this discussion with the following story of my culture shock when I moved to Memphis:

my daughter was still in diapers , and I took my motorcycle one day to go get her some disposable diapers. It was a hot, Dog Days type of day, and as I left the store , I pulled off my face shield, leaving a pair of sunglasses on my face . As I crossed the main road, I observed a DWI van (in case you are too young to remember them, it was a Winnebago motor home that it took to measure alcohol before the little hand held meters) put on his brakes. I continued the 4 blocks to my home, and about the time I got off the bike, the DWI van parks in front of my house with the lights flashing, and gives me a ticket for "improper eye ware".  Actually, I have ridden many many miles before and have ridden many many mrore miles since with just sunglasses for eye protection. 

The next day, as I went out to my truck to get my coffee cup, there was a cop car behind my truck (I parked under a shade tree and lived at a corner of a cul-de-sac and a city street. The Cul-de-sack had 4 houses behind me., and I was parked with the curb on the left side of my truck.

I recieved a ticket for parking on the wrong side of the curb, (if I had been on the other side of the curb , I would have been on the sidewalk), and a ticket for no city inspection sticker. I pointed out to the cop that I did have a current inspection sticker, and attempted to point it out to him on the wihdshield . His comeback was "tell it to the judge" 

I paid the parking fine, and took the inspection sticker to court complete with my reciept, and a Poloroid pic of the sticker on the windshield. I was convicted innocient on that charge, a normal $25 fine , which got thrown out of court at court cost ($20). 

That was the day I decided to move out of Memphis.

In the video I posted above is an example of a good policeman. Sadly for him he lost his job because he wanted to do the right thing. As he said, good cops have tried to change it from the inside and instead they get pushed out, now what is left are the bad cops. We need to keep putting pressure on our law enforcement agencies so that good cops can regain their jobs of protecting and serving. 

Originally Posted by Jankinonya:

In the video I posted above is an example of a good policeman. Sadly for him he lost his job because he wanted to do the right thing. As he said, good cops have tried to change it from the inside and instead they get pushed out, now what is left are the bad cops. We need to keep putting pressure on our law enforcement agencies so that good cops can regain their jobs of protecting and serving. 

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I failed to comment , but that video you posted is really telling to me of what "law enforcement" (notice the quotes) is becoming. Very sad indeed.

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