The first story was about her husband. Her husband was stopped by a policeman while he was on the way back to his hometown claiming that he was speeding over the limit. But he wasn’t even near to the limit, therefore he insisted the police to send him the proof and summon and refused to pay on the spot. The first thing came to my mind after listening to her story was “is the cop a real one?”. I wasn’t sure about it, but it was very likely.
I’m not trying to act selfish though, because in this kind of society nowadays, it is possible to have fake stuff like pirated stuff, fake food products, fake jewelries etc. except for fake criminals (I’m not talking about actors/actresses).
The second story was about a rich businessman that has business that get profit/loss in millions in minutes. He was speeding and the cop stopped him. I do not wish to say the cop has a hidden reason for stopping him because it is not fair for projecting my thought of police in public to force you guys to accept my thought that they are not necessarily innocent. The image of police is very very important and I do not wish a story like this will affect their image although not very likely since I do not have that kind of visitor statistics XD. The businessman also insisted the police to issue him a summon. She later concluded that rich people won’t be stopped by a police that frequent because they rather pay for the summon. And they often give the excuse like “Can those policemen afford to pay back if I suffer loss while I am stopped by them?”. It sounds very reasonable, isn’t it? But I found it isn’t.
Who was the one that wasn’t following the rules? Was it the policeman because he stopped a businessman that might have his business ruined at anytime? If you are thinking in this way, I am not sure whether this is the mental set that is shaped by your experiences and you have a very negative kind of image for policemen. But, don’t you forget that the businessman was the one who sped and got caught (the “real” reason behind the scene of the policeman is not the scope of discussion) . Nobody else cares whether his/her business suffers loss, if he/she kept speeding and didn’t get caught and involved in car accident, he/she is most likely to cause injury or even worse than that to innocent people. I dunno whether this kind of thought is one of the causes why social problems keep raising, nobody except those experts that conducted researches on this.