Constabulary: Overstepping

Big fish in small ponds are easily lulled into forgetting that they are not actually living in ponds. This week, in Stockton, Utah:

A traffic stop involving a young officer and the son of a small-town mayor has the whole town talking. The mayor of Stockton tried to fire the officer for issuing his son a ticket.

Inevitably, the story was picked up by Salt Lake TV. So that now we and you know about what was surely intended to remain a small-town affair.

Democracy would proceed in a far more orderly fashion if only the childless could hold elective office.