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Broken Windshield Policing

When a sheriff’s deputy wrote Nick Berlin a ticket, he was in a parking lot at West 64th Avenue and Broadway in Denver, Colo. The violation for which he was ticketed: driving an unsafe vehicle, specifically, one with a broken windshield. The business there he had an appointment with: Absolute Auto Glass. Berlin pointed that out to the deputy to no avail. The windshield damage was on the passenger side, leaving the driver’s side with “plenty of visibility,” but that didn’t save him either. Berlin says he’ll fight the ticket, and Absolute’s owner says he’ll pay it if it must be paid. An Adams County Sheriff’s spokesperson said ticketing officers have “discretion.” (AC/KUSA Denver) ...Which should not be confused with “judgment.”
Original Publication Date: 13 September 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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