Every one of us knows that politicians all think they’re above the law. All you have to do is look at Donald Trump to know it’s true. Unfortunately in some states lawmakers are literally above the law, and they smirk at the cops who try to stop them from committing their crimes. They also brag about their crimes knowing that law enforcement can’t do anything about it. That was the case of Republican Representative Paul Mosley (R-AR) when a cop stopped him for driving 97 in a 55 mph zone.
ParkerLive reported yesterday that a La Paz County Sheriff’s deputy stopped Mosley for swerving in and out of traffic at “criminal” speeds. When the deputy stepped out of his patrol car, Mosley started waving a placard out the window indicating that he was an elected official and couldn’t be arrested or ticketed for his crimes. To make matters worse, Mosley went on to brag about the extremely high speeds he usually drives.
Arizona is one of the states that give lawmakers a get out of jail free card when the legislature is in session. It was in session at the time and Mosley had no trouble flaunting that fact to the hard working officer who stopped him from potentially killing someone.
In his report the deputy said:
‘I explained the reason for the stop to Mosley and asked if there was any reason he was traveling so fast. I informed Mosley that 97 mph in a 55 mph zone is considered criminal speed. Mosley stated he was just in a hurry to get home to surprise his family in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Mosley also told me that I should just let him go and that I shouldn’t waste anymore of my time dealing with him due to his immunity as a government official.’
So there you have it folks right there in black and white. Some states give their lawmakers the opportunity to break the law without having to serve any kind of punishment whatsoever. I guess now we know why politicians think they’re above the law…because most of the time they really are and it shows in their attitude.
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