Pubdate: Sun, 20 Jan 2002
Source: Gazette, The (CO)
Copyright: 2002 The Gazette
Author: Tawanna Rasco


Supreme Court Gives Police Too Much Power

I would like to thank the Supreme Court for allowing the police such
wide latitude in protecting the people of the United States ("Police
stops OK'd by justices," The Gazette, Jan. 16). I never knew that
there was such danger from innocent-looking people driving mini-vans.

And I was also thankful to know that we should not slow down for
police cars parked on the side of the road. I remember being told in
driver's education classes that you were supposed to slow down for
cars parked along the roadway, especially police. I now understand why
people drive Interstate 25 as if it is a racetrack. If you drive with
caution, you will be presumed guilty.

Since cars driving on drug routes should be checked out, I think this
means that the police should set up checkpoints on every road in the
United States.

And to think that all this time I thought that the noise coming out of
Fort Carson was our military practicing to protect the freedom of the
United States; now I know that the noise is really our Founding
Fathers rolling in their graves.

Tawanna Rasco,
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