I spent an afternoon at Overland Park City Hall, protesting a $100 ticket for blocking an intersection. Traveling east on 75th street a block west of Metcalf, I stopped for a red light. My car was partially blocking a residential street. Apparently, this is illegal.
In my closing statement I shared that with 38 years of driving I have a near-perfect record. Others in the court were protesting similar tickets. One was guilty of making a too-wide turn.
In comparison, I participated in the ride-along program with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. There were opportunities to ticket for minor infractions, yet the officers’ focus was on the true safety and security of the public.
We came upon a suspect with a warrant out for his arrest. The suspect’s young son was upset as he watched his father being handcuffed and taken away. The officers were great with this child. One pulled from his trunk a teddy bear for the little boy.