Pubdate: Tue, 03 Oct 2006
Source: Florida Today (Melbourne, FL)
Copyright: 2006 Florida Today
Author: Tim Bayer
Note: Does not accept out of town LTEs on drug policy


Are You Kidding Me?

If I got pulled over in Brevard County with a loaded weapon and two 
grams of cocaine and marijuana were found in my car -- not to mention 
driving under the influence of a controlled substance -- I would be 
told go home like a good boy, and that I'd done nothing illegal?

Oh, did I mention the loaded weapon?

There is obviously a double standard when you're an influential cop's 
son, which was the case here that involved the son of Brevard 
Sheriff's chief deputy Mike Lewis.

By the way, refusing a search and forcing drug dogs to be brought in 
does not seem polite and cooperative to me.

There should be firings and suspensions for this, but we know there 
won't be, because law enforcement is an oxymoron if you're a cop's 
kid in Brevard County.

Tim Bayer,

Palm Bay
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