posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 01:26 AM
Good luck proving the sheriffs are failing to enforce whatever law, that would require that somebody complains about such action. If the people don't
complain, then how are any higher-ups going to be any wiser on the matter?
I know that doing 70MPH on a 55MPH highway isn't exactly legal, but if the sheriff goes past while doing 80 with nothing more than a casual nod,
apparently he can pick and choose which laws to enforce. Particularly when no real harm is done other than violation of a law in the strictest sense.
If nothing really being done that violates the intent or character of the law, then you're not going to see too many people complaining about lack of
enforcement. (Such as the intent of the speed limit being there for public safety, but often it's quite safe in practice to go faster than what is
officially allowed. Enforcing such law for its own sake in that case just unnecessarily wastes resources.)
Back on topic... If such a law is enacted, the sheriff may not publically boast about what he chooses to enforce. (Just can't rub it in the faces of
the higher-ups anymore.) But it's still very unlikely anything will be done in regards to enforcement when it comes to laws on the books that have
bad character, ill intent, or are otherwised outdated or biased in favor of those other than the public which that sheriff serves. (This is also
likely one of the reasons he was voted into the job in the first place.)
So the only thing this law does is try to make some parts of government look more important than they are, while certain legislators are puffing up
and trying to be more important than they are.