We're Not a Police State | Letters | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

We're Not a Police State 

Pin It
Favorite

In Gary Wells’ comment, he writes that Salt Lake County is a “police state” because he has received more traffic tickets here than anywhere else [Letters, Oct. 10, City Weekly].

The term “police state” should be reserved to describe totalitarian regimes like North Korea, Cuba and China, or Saudi Arabia with their religious police. But so much for fair use of language.

My larger point is that police agencies in Salt Lake County should be commended for ticketing this individual or any others who put public safety at risk by violating our reasonable and necessary traffic laws.

ALEX BENNETT
Salt Lake City

Pin It
Favorite

More by City Weekly Readers

  • Soap Box: April 6-12

    Readers respond to Magna story, nature parks, Orrin Hatch and more.
    • Apr 19, 2017
  • Soap Box: March 30-April 5

    Reader feedback on Standing Rock, .05 limit, Orrin Hatch, TP and more.
    • Apr 12, 2017
  • Soap Box: March 23-29

    Reader feedback on booze, legal setbacks, homelessness and more.
    • Apr 5, 2017
  • More »

Latest in Letters

  • Soap Box: April 6-12

    Readers respond to Magna story, nature parks, Orrin Hatch and more.
    • Apr 19, 2017
  • Soap Box: March 30-April 5

    Reader feedback on Standing Rock, .05 limit, Orrin Hatch, TP and more.
    • Apr 12, 2017
  • Soap Box: March 23-29

    Reader feedback on booze, legal setbacks, homelessness and more.
    • Apr 5, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

‚Äč

Readers also liked…

  • A Strange and Barbaric Practice

    In the well-written City Weekly cover story on circumcision ["Circumcision Decision," Sept. 17], the God of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions is credited with beginning this practice: God demands that the 99-year- old Abraham cut off his foreskin in order to prove his loyalty.
    • Sep 23, 2015
  • Click Mates

    For some cyber sex workers, the industry delivers both empowerment and the promise of wealth.
    • Aug 3, 2016

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation