Friday, February 16, 2007

You can't stop me--I'm a politician!

You know, I'm taking a perverse pleasure in reporting the fun and games involving politicians at all levels here in the Old North State. Of course, it is like shooting fish in a barrel...

City Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small, pulled last week for suspected speeding, told the officer she would discuss the incident with the police chief, according to documents obtained from the police department.

It seems that this particular politician, Diane Bellamy-Small, was "paced" at 50 MPH in a 35 zone, and when stopped, made what I would call a veiled threat to cause the police officer "problems". The officer, who has been with the Greensboro, NC PD for around 13 months, apparently had the good sense to notify his superior, who in turn ran it up the chain of command.

Be sure to read the fast-lane politician's email response to questions from the Greensboro News & Record. For reasons that will be obvious, it's humorous.

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