Has anyone considered writing a letter to KSL expressing our concern that the person, or persons, they have chosen to answer questions under the moniker "Officer Anonymous" is using the forum for personal opinion and conjecture? Or perhaps a letter to each police department and sheriff's offices in the state? Espousing a political view that may not be in line with the editorial board at KSL, or the views of a given department, a view that is certainly against the prevailing laws of our state.
I certainly don't want to vilify an individual for his or her beliefs, but I feel this person/these persons have crossed a line that could could cause trouble.
I'l cite a specific example from my own experience: Several years ago I got a speeding ticket in Riverdale. I had made a personal log of police cars, of all departments, passing through Riverdale while speeding. I fought the ticket, and subpoenaed every officer for which I had made a record. I argued that because I had a record of police officers in the area driving above the posted speed limit, without official cause, that my driving over the posted speed limit was allowed under the color of law. The judge dismissed the citation, and gave a warning to all the officers in the court room that I may not be the only citizen keeping such records of their behavior.
This person is telling citizens that it's okay to speed, that "assault weapons" are bad, that everyone who has one of these weapons intends bad things, and that people like us all have "armor piercing" ammunition. His comments are akin to, "I mean no disrespect, but..." or "I don't mean to sound racist, but..."
I appreciate this person, or persons, candor, but they need to be more careful in what they say. There is a reason why each department has a public relations officer, and I can assure you that the person writing these responses is not in that position.
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