I've been pulled over for window tint. Cop pulls me over, asks the typical, "Do you know why I pulled you over?" I answered, "Well, I was going the speed limit (people passing me by) so that's not it.." "It's your window tint.."
Do you have really dark windows? I've never been stopped for that.
That's not solving crime. That's not protecting the public. That's hassling people.
It's enforcing the law. I thought you said you weren't looking for lawlessness?
Like I said, I'm not looking for lawlessness or people just doing whatever they like on the road. If the speed limit sign says, "55MPH," and people, each and every day, are doing 70MPH then all of those people aren't wrong, the sign is.
No, if the speed limit is 55 then everyone doing 56 is breaking the law. Just slow down.
As I said, I also recognize that the cops are doing what they're told and all of that. The public face of cops is out on the highways fishing for revenue - not that they don't catch the odd dolt doing 100MPH+, but generally speaking, they're picking one out of the crowd all doing about the same speed and traveling safely. That's just fishing.
Why is it OK to stop someone doing 100 but not OK to stop stop someone doing 70?