posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 02:50 PM
Wow, hey Champagne, sorry for not reading through 10 pages of posts when past experiences on these topics tells me that 99% of them all say the *same
thing.* I've never seen somebody get so worked up about people agreeing with them before.
I think with the traffic cams you probably do still have to sign the ticket. My guess is you have X number of days to return the signed ticket to the
police, or they come looking for you. This time I'm just completely guessing though, we don't have traffic cams at all around here.
It seems to me that as soon as the woman agreed to sign the ticket, that officer's conflict resolution skills should have kicked in and recognized
that as an opportunity to end the dispute. Get the ticket signed, let the lady go, and let everyone get on with their lives until the court date. But
no, big bad pig man wanted revenge on an old woman for being ornery.
Although I will add that a 72 year old woman should be more mature than that. I've gotten a few tickets myself (I always forget to pay my vehicle
registration or get my state inspection,) and I don't give the cops an attitude for ticketing me when I'm in the wrong. By 72, she should know that
she was in the wrong and being a crotchety old hag doesn't exempt her from the law.
But no, I still don't think she deserved a tasing. The whole conflict could have been ended the instant she said she'd sign the ticket if he gave it