Originally Posted by CAPiTUL
That is entrapment, to some extent.
The ideal function of the police is to PREVENT crime. NOT sit there and let somebody commit the crime and then cite them. Factually, if that cop were in a patrol car, more people would be aware and check their speed, be more cautious at lights, etc.
nope, entrapement is where you have no other reasonable option but to break the law. youd be surprised, may speed trap set ups are a radar car, who clocks you and call you in to the signal officers who signal you to slow down and normaly down the road is a persuit car.
the role of an office is that of order maintenance( being seen and hence detering many crimes)
responsive ( responding to 911 calls and things he observes)
on a side note, why should the presence of an uniformed officer be nessasary to the punishment of criminals? i mean i like ideas like this, and opose ideas like traffic cameras so im just interested in your, or anyone elses opinion