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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Enamel missing from teeth.

When I stop a vehicle and discover that the driver is an old nemisis whom I personally hate outside of my duties, it's a little harder to issue those three warnings that I had intended to write upon originally observing it.

The charges are good ones. They're in the book.

And I've written for them plenty of times in the past.

But I hadn't planned to write them this night, and the only reason that I would have done so would be to make his life uncomfortable.


I gave him three verbal warnings courteously, and cleared the stop.

Frickin' ethics. They get in the way of a really good case of schadenfreude.

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At Thursday, April 03, 2008 3:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, but you really do know they allow you to stand a bit more straight.

Good on ya.

At Thursday, April 03, 2008 8:20:00 AM, Blogger William the Coroner said...

Don'tcha hate doing the right thing?

At Thursday, April 03, 2008 10:45:00 AM, Blogger Rogue Medic said...

But, if you did not have those ethics, how many people would be reading this blog? And how many things would you start to excuse that might eventually lead to your being on the wrong side of the Miranda warnings.

At Thursday, April 03, 2008 5:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're not the first to note this.

Look up the Mark Twain short story about the happiest man in the world. After much effort, he managed to catch his Conscience, strangled it to death, and lived life happily ever after.

Mine seems to have nine lives.

At Wednesday, April 09, 2008 2:57:00 PM, Blogger makeumdothechicken said...

I guess it would depend on the reason for the animosity between the the two of you. If it is purely personal then you did the right thing. If it is based upon the fact that he is a constant offender then you should have written all three.

Discretion. That is why it is given to the police. Communities strive to hire applicants with enough common sense and integrity to use it appropriately.


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