Category Archives: Rants and Ramblings

Jesus Take The Wheel – Part Two: A Cop’s Point of View

Last week, I got pulled over in Essex County, New Jersey for talking on my cell phone while driving. Although the phone wasn’t to my ear, I understand that hands-free means hands-free. Period. So, technically, I’m guilty. Fine. But to add insult to injury, I was given a summons for carless driving and moments later, caught a cop driving while talking on her cell phone. Should I have really gotten a ticket for careless driving? Why is it unacceptable and considered careless if we drive and talk on our phones without a hands-free device but okay for cops to do

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Jesus Take The Wheel

I’ve been driving for 13 years and aside from the occassional parking ticket, I’ve managed to maintain a clean driving record. No points on my license.No increased car insurance premiums.No car accidents.Nothing. But today, that all changed.As I was driving to work, holding my cell phone in my hand and talking to my homie on speaker, I saw a cop speeding behind me. His lights were flashing, the sirens were blaring and he was weaving in and out of traffic. Lawd. Who done got shot this time? Shaking my head in judgement, I continued on my way and resumed my conversation.

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