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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Minnesota Law Enforcement

This weekend I am in Minneapolis seeing some family that both lives here and traveled here for the weekend, a grand old time.

Spending as much time on the road to/from work and end up seeing a great many police and highway patrolmen watching for speeders and always enjoy the lengths that the South Dakota folks go to keep themselves out of sight until it’s too late... I think the Minneapolis police and Minnesota highway patrol could learn a few things.

Not 20 minutes after getting into this god awful socialist state there was a bridge ahead and a highway patrolmen sitting under the bridge perpendicular to the road with the only obstruction being one of the support columns.

Amazingly this wasn't the only time I saw this sort of during my 4 hour drive and every time there was a cop hiding it was quite obvious where and after reaching Minneapolis and was driving at speed up I-94 towards my momrs house in Minneapolis I saw yet another cop car sitting next to a bridge column clocking people... Finally I had enough and yelled "What kind of fool sits in place sight to catch speeders?"

Moments after passing I saw the car fly out in to traffic without lights (emergency or headlights (illegal to do that time of night)) and chase down a car in the left lane who was apparently speeding.

Maybe it's not that the police aren't too bright but instead the speeders in this state aren't.

5 Comments:

  • Mate you are one of the biggest wankers I have ever found on the internet.

    The objective of police in relation to speeders is to decrease the death and injury toll not to runa profitable speed trab. Being visible helps reduce the road toll in Australia, it also legal here to be clearly visible.

    Check out this link to an American view on the same idea: http://www.nationalreview.com/goldberg/goldberg041000.html

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:20 AM  

  • That’s fine and dandy to say but there is a little problem with your theory... when people continue to fly by a watching cop en mass because they know that he cannot hope to pull them all over his presence is pretty worthless... unless he exercises his authority.

    The only two things that say “slow down” more than seeing a cop off to the side of the road is being pulled over by one… or looking in your rear view mirror and seeing lights coming up fast and hoping he’s not after you.

    Btw... I never said anything about the legality of being visible... and yet you call me a wanker.

    By Blogger Brendan, at 4:31 AM  

  • "What kind of fool sits in plane sight to catch speeders?"

    The same kind of fool that uses the wrong version of plane in his blog posts.

    Also, birds are mammals.
    Everyone knows that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:33 AM  

  • Should't you be... working there Brandon?

    By Blogger Brendan, at 11:36 AM  

  • I had to check some non-work related blogs.

    I figured if you can do it so can I. :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:29 AM  

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