Wednesday, January 06, 2010

HANDS FREE BUT NOT THE REST OF YOU

Oregon has implemented it's version of the hands free cell phone manufacturer handout slash police agency fundraiser this month. In a moment of odd clarity The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury accidentally admitted that the goal of the program was to control people.

“What we’re after is compliance. If we can get that by giving warnings for a little while, then great,” said Waterbury.

Funny I thought they did this kind of thing for safety reasons. I wonder how long it will be until your insurance rates will be hiked in relation to how many bluetooth tickets you have.

This is just one more way for Police to justify stopping innocent people and tacking on fees to support their own militarization.

2 comments:

Mike said...

The ticket will be considered a traffic safety type violation, and will, without doubt, become a revenue producer for insurers, as well as governments. Long live what's left of freedom!

Ombibulous said...

It seems like that's what we are getting, what's Left of freedom.