The law doesn’t state you have to stop for 3 seconds.I saw a a
judge dismiss a ticket where the cop cited the driver for not coming to a stop
for three seconds.
In Salt Lake's Lower Avenues, Stop signs are only a casual suggestion, not
It comes down to whether the behavior is malum prohibitum or malum in se. That
is, it is only wrong because the law says it is wrong vs. being wrong due some
inherent natural or moral issue. For example, there is nothing inherently wrong
with hanging out at a park after dark, but it is prohibited most places.
There's nothing wrong with a rolling stop as long as you don't hit
someone or cut them off (as evidenced by the many intersections with a yield
sign or no sign that have no problems). There is naturally something amiss with
driving 75 through a residential neighborhood (for a variety of reasons) or
driving drunk or texting while driving, so you shouldn't do it whether or
not there is a law against it. In some cities late at night you don't stop
at red lights, because your moral duty to protect yourself against being
attacked overrides the malum prohibitum requirement to stop at the red light
even though no one is coming the other way. Why do we occasionally only pause at
a stop sign? If it isn't malum in se, there's no internal imperative -
no natural law.
Cops must do as directed by their superiors. They are employees just like any
other employee in any other job. Their job is to keep the peace and provide a
suitable environment for business operations. When ask/told to perform legal
and accepted actions, that emphasize a certain part of the job, the employee has
the option of compliance or resignation. It is wrong for the
government of a society to profit from the allowance or promotion of sin,
illegal activity, or any harmful activity that does harm to the people of the
Police Chief told me, "If you are doing your job you can easily write 25
tickets in a shift."I easily wrote 25 tickets a shift for
several weeks and created a public outrage.Do you really want cops
to do their job?