The Question Remains;
How Many Metro Officers Abusing Authority
Before We Kill The “Few Bad Apples” Conceit?
On February 16th, 2013, JohnPaul Rosario was riding his motorcycle to work at the Planet Hollywood when he was hit from behind by another vehicle. The Nevada Revised Statutes are very clear on the matter:
NRS 484B.127 Following too closely.
1.The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.
Describing the contact as a mere “love tap,” Rosario expected, as most of us would, an expression of concern from the offending driver. A simple, “Are you okay,” would be the response of most civilized individuals.
Unfortunately for Rosario, that wasn’t the way one would describe the other motorist. The most accurate description? He was one of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s finest.
Is anyone surprised at this officer’s behavior? In a culture supportive of perjury, whose officers feel free to disobey orders and endanger innocent drivers and where shooting unarmed citizens in the back is just part of the job, should we be shocked when an officer threatens to falsely accuse someone of a crime in order to get out of a minor finder bender?
Rosario has been promised an investigation is being conducted, but as of today, Metro can’t even identify the officer.