If ever you needed proof that the police are here to collect revenue, one only need to refer to seat belt violations.
Police are most assuredly not looking out for your well-being when they fine you for not wearing your seat belt. They are collecting revenue for the state and looking for further reason to detain and harass you.
Over and over we see police officers refuse to wear their seat belts while simultaneously enforcing seat belt laws.
Yes seat belts save lives, but this does not grant the state the right to violate your person or property to mandate that you wear one.
That being said, if a “commoner” is “caught” without their seat belt on they will be pulled over and ticketed, a.k.a. extorted via threats of violence from the state.
If the ticket is not paid, the commoner will be put in a cage. If the commoner resists being locked in a cage, that person will have violence enacted against them and can be killed. This is how the “legal” system functions in the United States.
Understanding this premise and then witnessing the callous disregard for laws which police are supposed not only enforce, but abide by, creates a large wedge between law enforcement and the people.
No one likes a hypocrite; especially one that can legally kill you for not wearing your seat belt. Doubt this claim? Simply look at the case of Marlon Brown who was killed by a cop who saw him driving without his seat belt. Officer James Harris is still officer James Harris, despite the tax payers of Deland shelling out over a half million to the family of Brown for Harris’ murderous actions.
One would think that in order to maintain the trust of the public and positive public relations, that cops would make sure to not display blatant disregard for the law; but one would be wrong.
Mike Sawyer’s article appears courtesy of The Free Thought Project.