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Goose And Gander?

25
August
2009
  Posted at 09:30:00 AM
  File under  News Uniformed
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
USA

Wasn't there a saying about a goose and a gander? .... If it applies anywhere it's in this situation:

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Two police officers, a state trooper and a police officer, were both clocked riding their motorcycles at over 140 mph on an Interstate limited to 65 mph in Ohio. Both were off duty at the time.

The cops were followed by a helicopter and then stopped by their colleagues.

Trooper Jason Highsmith, a 35 year old cop was ticketed for doing 147 mph. Officer Christopher Thomas, 33 year old, was doing slightly faster, 149 mph.

Jason Highsmith was given a ticket and transferred out of the motorcycle division he worked in (if you live in Ohio he probably ticketed you for speeding), and put on probation for two years.

Highsmith also got suspended for 5 days without pay....

Christopher Thomas, a Gahanna cop, did less good, since apart from the US$150 fine and 6 month license suspension, he was fired from the police force. He's probably a shopping mall cop now, speeding on his Segway...

Now let's have a look at this. I don't really know the laws in Ohio (in fact I know very little laws), but if this was you or I speeding at those speeds, I'd venture to say that we would currently be intimate with a big bloke called Bubba in a cell block somewhere for a long time.

Why are these two allowed to speed? Highsmith was a motorcycle LEOLaw Enforcement Officer - any kind of Police Officer: municipal, state, federal or national., and all he got was 5 days without pay? I know life is unfair, but shouldn't the people who are making us follow the law be put to higher standards than us plain folks?

Via: NBC4i



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