Off Duty Ticketing?

Okay, so I may be new to this whole “speeding ticket thing,” I’ve only ever been hit by the Arlington PD for going to fast along Lee Highway (dude, 30 is not realistic for a four lane street that is a major thoroughfare, c’mon now.) in 2002, but this to me seems a bit off-axis. There’s an off-duty DC cop who is pulling people over for speeding.

Yes. You read that correctly. He’s giving out speeding tickets as a hobby.

Am I the only one who sees this as vigilante work? If he was doing something like stopping robbers, or preventing rapes and murders, I suppose that would be one thing, but just generating revenue for the city? Now I’m not so sure…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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