Just some thoughts:
“Oh should I or shouldn’t I?”
That might have been the question Charlie Hanger could have ask himself.
He saw this old junk looking yellow car and there it was plain as day, it did not have a license plate. Earlier in the day Hanger had planned to go to an area where he felt he could be of more help, but was told no “we have enough help. You won’t be needed here.” So he was out doing what he did most everyday. Driving the highway.
He pulled alongside the car noticed a crew cut young man driving. They exchanged looks and he nodded for the driver to pull over. The officer then dropped back and put on his lights in his cruiser.
Charlie “Hangman” Hanger (his nickname cause some felt he was too harsh over routine minor infractions) had just stopped and thus caught the Oklahoma City Bomber, Timothy McVeigh. No major man hunt of hundreds of law officers combing the country side just one officer out doing what he was hired to do.
The one who had committed this unthinkable act had just been caught by one who was out doing his daily job. Just doing his routine. You know there is some wisdom in doing the routine. One never knows for sure when it can become anything but routine.
Laws. Some we may like, some maybe we don’t. In this case the officer did not debate about the merit of the law. When one begins to decide what the law is for themselves then a society is in trouble. If a law is bad, not good, then work within the system to have it changed.
No man should be a law unto themselves.
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January 10, 2019
Posted January 20, 2019