Friday, June 23, 2006

The difference it makes

So I just got back from Trinidad where I went to watch the last World Cup game (which Trinidad lost, to great disapointment), and while driving back to my apartment, something struck me which was so sad that I felt compelled to write about it.

When I go driving in Trinidad, I keep my eye out for bad guys, people that might rob me, kill me, or steal my car. When I see a policeman, or a police car, I feel safe. The police cars down there drive with their flashers on all the time, so you can see them from a mile away. When I go driving in the USA, the only thing I worry about is keeping my eye out for cops, because they hide in unmarked cars and/or behind terrain so that they can avoid being seen, so they can write me tickets and take my money.

What is this country coming to, when citizens are more afraid of the police than the criminals?

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