I got a speeding ticket on my way to work this morning. 38 in a 25. A School Zone, no less! I know, you don't have to tell me - I'm a terrible human being. But I was just cruising along minding my own business, successfully avoiding collision with any minors when I see a dark, shadowy figure in the road up ahead.
As it turns out, the "dark shadow" was really a leather biker jacket worn by one of Vista's Finest, and he was standing in the middle of the road pointing something at me, and then flagging me to pull over for speeding - a fact to which I was totally oblivious until the guy shoved the radar gun (which still had a digital "38" flashing on it) in my face to prove his point.
Now, I'm not a lawyer, but as much as I know that speeding is against the law, isn't there some kind of law about standing in the middle of the street? I mean, cops aren't supposed to be ABOVE the law, right? And I know I'm getting technical because I'm pissed that I got caught, but... really? I mean, tit-for-tat, just for argument's sake... isn't that jay-walking? Isn't THAT a ticket-able offense?
Again, I know I got caught, I'm happy to pay the fine and take the point on my record, and I'm glad the cops are cracking down on speeders like myself around the schools. I totally support that. Just asking a technical question here.
Deputy Schwartz, I definitely await your comments. And anyone else who has an opinon on this, please weigh in.