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SEATTLE: Cops speed through Tacoma

Letter by Paul F. Mitchell, Gig Harbor on June 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm | 14 Comments »
June 22, 2011 12:55 pm

On June 15, at about 3 p.m., I was eastbound on the Narrows Bridge when the first of six Seattle police cruisers passed me by, each traveling from 10 to 15 miles above the speed limit and none  using their lights to signal an emergency call. They passed in two groups from the bridge to Cheney Stadium, one driver per car, and all using the HOV lane.

As Seattle police have been getting a media beating of late, consider this a public notice to Seattle that whatever program it has to restore public respect for police doesn’t appear to be working, as its employees are still publicly flaunting that they consider themselves untouchable, above the law.

It would have been very interesting to see what would have happened had a Tacoma, Pierce County or State Patrol officer been on the road. My guess? Nothing at all.

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