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My favorite police officer

officer-barbrady.jpgBack in March, the Mayor of a small New York town (the Canadian article calls Mamaroneck a “bedroom community”) was pulled over for using her cellphone while driving by Officer Michael Petrillo. When Mayor Savolt appeared in court in September, she said the incoming call was an emergency and she didn’t have a chance to pull over. Said the judge: “Ok, case dismissed.”

But the good Officer Petrillo, he don’t listen to no stinkin’ judges:

That night, he rang Savolt’s doorbell and issued a second ticket, saying he thought the judge’s decision was wrong.
“He said to me, ‘I think the ticket was unfairly dismissed, so I’m issuing a duplicate ticket,”’ Savolt said Tuesday. “So then, once I was issued a second ticket, clearly in some people’s minds it’s not a legal ticket because the case had been closed.”

Whatever lady, just take your medicine. Don’t make Officer Petrillo come back with a third ticket. The third ticket comes with a clubbing.

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I hate all these anti-cell-phone-while-driving laws! I am more likely to get into an accident while trying to use my stupid headset, than if I were to just talk on my phone normally.

I guess they don't teach the rules regarding double jeopardy at Mamaroneck academy. Nor the class on 'how to not have your badge revoked because you are harassing people with nonsense charges'.

He went to her home? Over a ticket that was probably less than $200? Nice work Judge Dredd.