Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 21:45:58 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
>Explain to me how running a red light at an intersection when there are
>no pedestrians or other cars present is a crime?

Well, sure. Those of us with fairly good judgment and common sense would
probably be safe most of the time running a red light when there is no
approaching traffic. The unfortunate fact, though, is that not all drivers
share those characteristics.

For some purposes its just plain best to have a clear bright line between do
and don't. If the rule were "its OK to enter the intersection whenever, in
your sole judgment, it seems OK to do so..." Well I'm sure you can see the
problems with such a rule.


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--Thomas Jefferson

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