I just saw 7 cops in 1 HOURSubmitted by rpcongress on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 21:08
I went on a drive to get something to eat in another city. Before crossing into the next city I noticed a local cop in my rear view. I wasn't doing anything wrong, but I thought to myself well at least I'll be out of his jurisdiction soon in case he's having a bad day.
I got to the restaurant and saw a county sheriff's officer IN the restaurant. Whatever, they have to eat too! At least no robberies should happen now.
He seemed to get a call because he left pretty soon after sitting down. While eating and looking out the window I saw a local cop for the city I was in, then a few minutes later a sheriff's car drive by (not sure if same as earlier).
I thought well there are enough police out today. I left the restaurant and as I was driving back this lady was tailgating me. I thought, yeah keep it up, there are plenty of police. Sure enough at the next red light a state highway patrol car went through the intersection. I said ha! Then a few minutes later another sheriff's car. I'm like wow and start counting. Several blocks away I saw yet another sheriff's car, for a total of 7 different cops in less than 1 hour.
I know there are extra patrols for New Year's, but on Jan 2nd too? When I was growing up you almost never saw a cop, only when something happened. Things were slower then of course and fewer people, but all these extra people can't be committing that many crimes! Be safe out there everyone! We don't need liberty fighters tangled up in legal and regulatory messes.