Here’s how I imagine my traffic stop going:
Officer: License and proof of insurance.
Me: Here you go.
Officer: Do you know why I pulled you over?
Me: Uh, no I don’t, officer.
Officer: You were doing 75 in a school zone.
Me: I’m sorry to hear you experienced that. I place the highest priority on safe driving, and I have passed all state-required driving requirements. I’ll investigate my recent driving behavior and I’m committed to learning any lessons that may arise from the results of my investigation.
Officer: Seems fair. Have a nice day!
Inspired by this horror, but we’ve all heard the same responses from police departments when their officers are accused of brutality. I’m sure that’s just what they’re looking for from me, right?
(Hat tip: Maggie McNeill)