Anyone remember ex-Jazzman Olden Polynice's impersonation of a patrolman? How unprofessional and embarrassing was that? Probably just as bad as our Taser-happy patrolman.

The driver asked how fast he was going. He was never told. The driver asked where the sign was. The officer never explained. Before being Tasered in front of his pregnant wife, the driver was never warned. Perhaps the only difference between the two incidents is that Olden didn't have a Taser. This gung-ho shoot-first-ask-questions-later attitude is not what we are paying for. Although the actions of the driver aren't perfect, the actions of the officer are inexcusable.

Dane Henderson

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