October 07, 2005

What was that?

I wonder what I just saw. I got in to work maybe twenty minutes ago and on West St there was a state cop with his flashers on parked behind a beat-up old car. I assumed it was a speeding stop, although it was odd that it would be there and by a state cop.

After checking my email I went to get coffee, and the guy was still pulled over. The clerk at the store asked if I knew what happened, and mentioned that there were initially three cop cars with their flashers on, so this must have happened at least five, ten minutes before I arrived.

The cop only just left. As the guy drove off, I got a look at him; he looked to be just a smidge older than the average college student, but no Knox parking sticker, so I assume he was a local. He appeared to be Arab or Latino, but I don't think this was a simple case of Driving While Brown, since that doesn't usually draw more than one cop car. On the other hand, if they had been looking for him, why did two of the cops leave early? And then let him go after a stop that lasted a half an hour?

So, now I'm all curious. I'll have to remember to check the paper to see if there's any writeup.

WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE.
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR JOBS. --Mike Peil

Posted by blahedo at 11:21am on 7 Oct 2005
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