Outraged by the man in blue

What
kind of officer would write that ticket? The toddler was in pull-ups
and being potty-trained. Unbelievable! Unreal injustice of an officer
abusing his right to wear an uniform. This officer will cause more
problems of authority abuse in the future.

Only
thing I can think of is he is punishing the mother for not watching the
child by being outside with her child. If that is the case, then I can
understand the officer’s concern. But, even then, the charge is
unjustified. There are other ways to punish the mother if she was not
watching the child. If the community doesn’t come to stand up for this
mother, I would be appalled.

If
I were the chief of that police department, I would reprimand the
officer for not doing his job: getting real criminals. I hope there’s
punishment for this cop who should be earning his pay by protecting and
serving.

—Gary Jones, Westminster, Vt.

The Piedmont police officer who wrote the ticket was fired Nov. 16. —Editor

Gary Jones

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