I never said they write the laws. They pick and chose which laws they will enforce, however, and how vigorously. It's known that pretty women get let off far more than men. If you are a cop and get pulled over, they let you off, more often than not. It's known that most folks leaving bars are drunk and if they focused on that half as much as they focus on pulling over folks speeding, we'd have a lot less drunk driving fatalities.<quoted text>Their job is to enforce the law, hence the name Law Enforcement Officers. The politicians create the laws, supposedly as our representatives. Remember, the lowering of the national speed limit in 1974 was part of the Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act.
The police have some discretion when it comes to writing tickets vs. giving warnings, but they do not create the laws. Checks and balances, you know?
It's little more than a racket that some people make a living off of, IMO, while at the same time telling you it's for your own good.
I doubt we'll see eye to eye on the issue.