Above The Law

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.

  • http://doublethinkblog.blogspot.com Jono

    Don’t ask questions, just follow orders.

  • http://orvettifactor.blogspot.com/ Peter Orvetti
  • http://www.speakyourmind.net/drupal Daniel

    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.