Excessive speed cases are routinely dismissed. It appears that DPS attempts to punish the offenders by humiliating them with a high-profile warrantless arrest at the alleged violator's place of employment.
Nothing like dragging someone out of his office in handcuffs and running his mugshot on B1 to keep people in line.
Frankly, I'm hoping for just one intelligent comment from someone who was critical of the Bush Administration's "warrantless" wire taps. Can't one of you just concede that arresting someone without a warrant--at work for a misdemeanor--based on a photograph taken by a machine and then running their picture on B1 for a violation that is routinely dismissed is troubling.
Can one of you admit that?
Update: Wow, the post has been up for a full day and not one civil libertarian from the right or the left has expressed concern that Mecum was arrested without a warrant. That's an interesting lesson.