Thursday, September 2, 2010

Coppers Are Out in Force (Today)!

So I just got done with my first week of school. I live right down the street from the college. It's a quiet neighborhood usually, but when school starts there is a lot of traffic and a lot of kids....and with a lot of kids comes cops. Lot's of them.
It's a short walk to the campus from home, I usually leave early and hang out outside for a bit. Everyday this week before and after class I must have seen at least 10 cops within as many minutes.
Cops in cruisers pulling people over, cops in cruisers giving mass parking tickets, cops on fancy new motorcycles hiding behind parked cars with radar guns, cops on motorcycles cruising through the big parking lots to give out tickets.
Why are there so many cops crowded around an area populated by nothing other than students? It's not like there is some big pickpocket ring operating in the area. If you go the Airport district, where ACTUAL crime takes place everyday, you'll hardly see any police. People get shot to death almost every week in airport and there are armed robberies there about once every 1-2 months. The airport district is overrun with drugs and gangs. But the police for some reason feel a need to have some overpowering presence at a place of learning.

It just proves my point that the police are nothing more than opportunistic predators, preying on the public.
I would have took a bunch of pictures but I was more worried about getting to class, you'll just have to take my word for it.


1 comment:

  1. Yup, you know the score. Kids are easy targets and easy money -- plus, the more people they ticket, the less people will want to hang around that area. Back when I was in high school we had a huge local drag that people would come to and cruise around on weekend nights. Once the cops had enough of it, they put up signs that made it illegal to make a u-turn on that street. They also posted curfew signs. Then they sat around and made a mint off of people doing u-turns, driving around after curfew, all other kinds of violations. My friend got a ticket once for having his stereo too loud. It was a stock stereo, but the cop told us if they can hear it from 50 feet away, they can give you a ticket.

    And yeah, it worked. Eventually people quit going there, and instead of having 500 teens driving up and down the street having harmless fun, instead they went somewhere else where they probably caused more trouble (I know we did).

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