Thursday, September 10, 2015

OUT OF CONTROL POLICE: Man Ticketed for Broken Windshield, in Front of Shop Where He Was Having It Repaired

More evidence of how the us versus them police state is growing.

Via the Daily Kos:

Nick Berlin discovered a vandal had smashed part of his windshield and promptly made a call to get it repaired. When he drove to the repair shop for his appointment the very next day, hegot a rude surprise, courtesy of an Adams County Sheriff's Deputy:
Just as he was about to pull into the auto glass shop, an Adams County Sheriff's Deputy pulled Berlin over and issued him a ticket for an "unsafe vehicle."
The auto glass shop owner and workers could not believe it, they saw the whole thing happen:
"We were just standing here in our door and were ready for his appointment and all of the sudden we see a cop out there writing the guy a ticket," shop owner David Sprague said. "We were pretty astounded to think that was what happened."
Images provided by Absolute Auto Glass show damages to the passenger side of the windshield. "He had plenty of visibility on the driver side," Sprague said.
Nevertheless, Officer "I'm Having a Bad Day and Now You are Too" didn't care and continued on with the $46 ticket. David Sprague said if police don't drop the ticket, he'll pick up the cost for his customer. Police are standing by their man......for now.
A spokesperson said a commander within the department didn't want to do the interview and that no comment would be provided for this report. The spokesperson would only say the ticking officer has his own "discretion."
A news crew from got a tip on the story and thought there had to be more too it—was Berlin belligerent? They set out to interview him and Nick Berlin comes off as the definition of chill. See the interview here.

(ht Mark Perry)

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