while were on the topic of cops always getting around the law, a few days ago when i was walking home from school i saw this cop breaking not one but two laws (even if their minor offenses), first of all he was parked in a no parking zone, and also he was right in front of a fire hydrant. so i gathered up my courage and i walked up to his cop car, and i told him what he was doing and that if he couldnt read the sign that said that he could not park there that maybe he should be the one getting a ticket. then he told me that i was a punk and that i shouldnt go around causing trouble.:blah: and that i should obey him, so i "kindly" told him that i have no obligation to then walked away.
Fact is, South Yorks has 3,413 officers, plus support ('civvy') staff etc, most of whom drive in a fleet of a couple of thousand vehicles, sometimes changing vehicles several times a day. A substantial number of those journeys would be classed as exempt from speed limits.
In 2007, the number of failed prosecutions was 26. Probably the local branch of Dominos pizzas have a greater number.
How come no-one ever looks at the numbers of ticket issued to the fire brigade or ambulances? I know for a fact that in my area the fire brigade bin all tickets without reading them. This never hits the news.
And yes I am one of the privileged!