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Letter: Officer idles, blocks stop sign to write tickets
First Published Feb 15 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Feb 15 2014 01:01 am

There he sits early in the morning, in his big white truck, illegally parked in front of a stop sign and a resident’s driveway at a street that intersects 2200 West, close to the west entrance of Salt Lake Community College.

Finding an easy target is not a challenge. With radar gun in hand and ticket book in pocket, he sits there idling — wasting gas — preying upon the unsuspecting, mostly poor, struggling students and other passersby.

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For more than five months now, this peace officer has been writing several tickets per day, at least three times a week. Surely Taylorsville City doesn’t need this revenue, especially revenue that is generated from one of their own who is breaking the law by blocking a stop sign.

Maybe this officer should concentrate his energy on preventing real crime; we all would feel much safer.

Frank Baker


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