What Was the Reason For the Traffic Stop?
On my way to church last Sunday at 10:35 a.m., my wife and I were stopped, along with many other cars, on Linden Road by two Pinehurst police cars with flashing lights and two Pinehurst police officers. Traffic was stopped in both directions.
They wanted to see each driver’s license, and they then checked each car’s license plate.
I asked the officer checking our car, “What is the reason for the stop?”
He replied, “Oh, no reason.”
Upon reflection, I can only thank God we are safe for another week from terrorists, murderers and any other sort of criminal who might habitually travel on Linden Road on Sunday mornings. (My church garb must have fooled the officer, as he let me pass.)
But several things bother me: Have we reached the point in our society where law enforcement can stop anyone at any time they wish for no reason?
And, I was surprised to see the officers on Linden Road this Sunday, because I usually see them on Morganton Road, trying to catch us evil speeding church-goers.
If this is the best duty our police leadership can find for these officers, we obviously have overmanned that department.
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