Saturday, July 19, 2008

Angry Rant

Thieves struck once more, we woke up Saturday morning with no phone service and thus no dial-up internet service. They have stolen our phone lines again. I am getting a little put out about it. I can understand it happening a few times but this is getting ridiculous. Like I have said before, they only strike after midnight on the weekends and they are always in the same area, our side of town. Why can't they be caught?

Where is the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department? They must be busy like the Indiana State Police, pulling over dangerous criminals like my Stepdad who is in his late 70's and has never had a ticket before in his life. You would think that with his record they would have just given him a warning for driving a little over the speed limit, but no, they gave him a ticket. They have to get that quota, you know.

I have always been a supporter of Law Enforcement but I think all of the good men must be in Iraq or Afghanistan. What we are left with here at home are just power hungry wantabees, who don't want to take any risks with dangerous law breakers. They just want to collect fines from safe, mostly law abiding citizens who's only sin is traffic violations.

I am sorry but in this day and age, with drunk drivers, dope addicts and peddlers, thieves, murderers, child molesters and abusers. Why are we so worried about an elderly man with a clean record going 5 or 10 miles an hour over the speed limit?

I want to respect Law Enforcement Officers and I know that there are some good ones out there, but it is getting easier to see them all as abusing their power and taking the easiest path. It kind of reminds me of today's cowboys who don't want to ride bucking horses, they just want to stick with the bulls, helmets and protective vests. Hopefully this war will end soon and the real men will come home.
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