Give Me a Break
I say, "Give Me A Break" to police officers who punish motorists for ignoring rules that the police themselves routinely ignore. In Warren, Michigan, one officer alone ticketed almost 4,000 people because he said they didn't come to a complete stop at stop signs. Reporter Heather Catallo of Detroit's ABC affiliate took her cameras out to see if the cops stopped at the stop signs. Most, it turned out, didn't. Tonight I'll ask Warren's police commissioner if this is just a moneymaking scam. To all those cops who would punish us for what they don't do, I say, give me a break!
~John Stossel, ABC's 20/20, Tonight at 10 p.m. EDT