“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Roadcheck fun

Did a little overtime in the flavor of a traffic roadcheck last night, as opposed to my usual roving patrols. The only headaches came from a few of the officers, who apparently viewed it as more of a social occasion than a work event - earning a couple of comments from the rest of us which were far from subtle.

Personally came out with double-digit tickets, which isn't bad. Contestants ranged from a "not quite drunk enough to go to jail" who got to park his car & get a cab just for safety, to the motorcycle rider on a new bike who hadn't bothered with a license or insurance yet, to the suspended driver with multiple prior offenses. The nice part is that 95% of them were still courteous and nice people, even if I had to write them tickets, tow the ride, or whatever - definitely improves the evening for all involved.

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