i could have easily given the money to charity or other meaningful cause and felt wonderfully good about myself. But that was not the case. For me it felt as if I was just robbed by a police officer at gun point on a broad daylight as I stood still, helpless. I wonder where this $480 is going. Is this more than enough to fix a perpetual pothole that I have been driving my car into every single morning? Fat chance!
i bet anyone $480 that there were other more serious crimes occuring around the city that day when an officer pulled me over. Crimes like a home burglary while the homeowners were on their way to work. And where are the police officers when you need them? Well, they are parked in front of every single traffic light waiting for their next unsuspecting victims. Is it me or, WERE ALL THE DONUT SHOPS CLOSED THAT DAY??
i thought long and hard about writing them a little note along with my check on how i feel about all this. But immediately the thought of my little plea becoming a laughing subject matter for their own amusement. I thought about appealing my ticket to fight for my good driving record. But having a clean driving record being tarnished at this point in my life is less of my concern if we are living in this kind of system that is not so tidy after all.
it just does not seem fair for the working class who abide by the common rules. I always do my best to not run a red light for my own safety. I have seen all kinds of violations and gotten away with it. I have seen a guy next to me drove away while waiting for the green light. I have seen some drivers just kept on going when it is already red. Perhaps I was just not lucky. And $480 is a large amount of money to leave me some residual anger towards sdpd. Do I still have the same amount of respect towards sdpd after this unfortunate incident?