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July 2, 2008

Above The Law

by Brad Warbiany

As many of you (especially those here in California) are aware, there is a new law, effective yesterday (July 1) requiring handsfree devices for anyone using a cellphone while driving. I could offer plenty of libertarian arguments against this regulation, and I’m sure we could all have a long debate about ownership of the roads and whether it makes sense.

But I saw something today that just made the point moot. Driving around in traffic heavy San Diego, I saw a cop rolling down the street with a cell phone up to his ear, yapping away. Had I had a cellphone camera, I would have snapped a shot of this, but unfortunately it happened too quickly for a reaction from me.

Apparently, what’s good for the gander is not good for some specific geese. Or, put more succinctly, some geese are more equal than others.

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3 Comments

  1. Don’t ask questions, just follow orders.

    Comment by Jono — July 2, 2008 @ 6:38 pm
  2. Along those lines…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X-OIW_ZTv0

    Comment by Peter Orvetti — July 3, 2008 @ 3:53 am
  3. Since when did cops ever follow those little laws? They’re the ones who are always speeding down the road 20mph over the speed limit and tailgaiting people.

    Comment by Daniel — July 13, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

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