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I Get Letters

I’m not going to spend too much time talking about the John Leopold piece in today’s Capital because it really doesn’t say any more about John Leopold being in it for John Leopold any more than I do any other day.

But I get letters, and this is a doozy:

On Friday night…we got caught in a several mile long backup at a sobriety checkpoint on Rt. 3 in Crofton. It was 10pm when we hit the bumper-to-bumper traffic…and we sat…and we sat some more…creeping along Rt. 3 at a snail’s pace. We sat…idling, moving along one car length at a time for over an hour…3 lanes of heavy traffic having to merge into 1 lane. When we finally reached the front of the ‘checkpoint’, every car that had been waiting for over an hour was waved through. No one was stopped. No one was ‘checked’……..As we drove through this ‘checkpoint’ we passed 30 or 40 county and reserve police officers chowing down on what looked to be hotdogs and drinks being served out of a trailer. Tell, me…why did I sit in that mess for over an hour? Why did I have to waste my time and my gas (which, by the way is hovering around $4.00 per gallon in case the county hasn’t noticed)? For what??? Capt. Teare? County Executive Leopold? Do you have an answer?

This is the responsible Government that John Leopold is trying to foist upon the people of Anne Arundel County? Free hotdogs for cops at a Sobriety Checkpoint? And while I’m not a big fan of sobriety checkpoints in general, I’m certainly not a fan of turning them into a cookout, either?

Anybody care to try to explain this? Anybody? Bueller?

(Crossposted)






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