To the Government More Specifically the Police
I respect what you guys do when it comes to stopping, fighting, and solving crime. What you guys do taxpaying citizens who are on their way to work is despicable. Let me paint a picture of my morning.
It is a Friday morning which is the last day of my work week. I am tired from a long weeks work and am running a few minutes late. When I work I make a trade. I trade 8 hours of my time for a paycheck. I trade that I am willing to make. You know who benefits the most from the trade I make? It’s you guys. While I trade 8 hours of my time, you guys are the big winners because 25% of my paycheck goes to you. I am completely fine paying my taxes when I am not treated with distain. When I am running a few minutes late I get nervous, as should you guys. If I am late I can get fired. If I get fired you guys lose out on 25% of my paycheck and in fact I could then go collect unemployment. That not only makes it so you get no money from me, but that you actually have to pay me. That seems like a bad trade for you guys doesn’t?
To anybody who says the police are just doing their job that is false. Here is a portion of a job description for being a police officer I found online.
Police officers work in partnership with the communities they serve to maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their property, prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime and improve the quality of life for all citizens.
Hmm I don’t see giving out tickets to people headed to work on there. If you think how does he know you are heading to work? This is how. It’s a Friday morning at 7:30am. Everybody on the road is heading to work. I got pulled over by the Bremerton police in Bremerton. If they have already fixed all the above mentioned issues such as crime and protecting me then by all means focus on people going 8 mph over the speed limit. Until then though let keep are priorities in order. This is not a Barney Fife scenario where if you give them 5 they take 10. If you give them 10 they take 15. Nope! I have and will continue to take around 8 mph over. Maybe Bremerton police has solved all the crime problems already? According to neighbourhoodscout.com Bremerton has a 6 on the index scale. The scale they use is 1-100 with 100 being the safest. Does not seem like they have fixed all the other problems quite yet. What about the safety part when close to my house a couple months ago a woman and baby were murdered at 3am? That does not make me feel too safe. The good news though is that I got pulled over this morning so that must mean the solved the case…oh wait.
You may think well don’t blame the cop, blame the system. Somebody is telling them to pull people over. I do blame the system as well. In Washington state in 1909 the speed limit set was 24 mph. I got pulled over in a 30 mph. you are telling me that in the last 106 years that the speed limit has gone up only 6 mph? I know that on freeways we can go 60 mph but the 24 mph isn’t freeway driving because they didn’t exist 1909.
Here is a picture of a car from 1909.
My car has airbags, disk brakes, traction control, far superior tires, and countless other improvements. Why the utter distain for you citizens? All I want to do is drive to work and going 40 mph is completely safe even if the speed limit is 30. The 30 mph speed limit is insulting with modern day cars. When I got pulled over I could see a speed limit sign 100 feet in front of me that read 35 mph. In 3 more seconds I would have only been going 5 over, which shouldn’t matter because all that should matter is my safety. As I just mentioned I have never been safer in the history of time when it comes to driving a car.
In 1909 a racing car had 100HP. If you go by a used 2006 corolla that comes with 126HP. My point being that we have the technology in are cars to get up to speed much faster. There really is no reason for the speed limits to be so slow.
Yes I am mad I got pulled over and ticketed. So are 4 other people that I saw get pulled over on my drive to work. One of them by the same guy who had just pulled me over. As I listed above Bremerton is in the top 6% of worst crime cities in the country, so no I don’t feel safe. I am not that impressed with your crime solving rate either. If only you guys had extra people who weren’t doing any real police work who could help you solve them? I guess you better start an initiative for more funding so you could the needed man power. Or maybe throw a policeman’s ball? I’m just spit balling here.
Oh and thanks for giving me the option of a payment plan on the ticket. I thought I already did a weekly payment plan with you guys from my paycheck?