The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

January 11, 2012

Letter to the Editor


TARBORO — Dear Editor,

On Dec. 29th, 2011, the Daily Southerner had an article concerning a policeman crossing the white line and hitting another car. Evidently the policeman was not even reprimanded.

On Oct. 25th, 2011, a policeman stopped me on Howard Ave. and was very vociferous before the encounter was over the policeman was screaming at me. He stated that if I told anyone about this conversation he would see that I would lose my license. Also, earlier in the month or late September another officer stopped for running a red light, plain and simple. Both officers brought up the fact that old people suffered from dementia. I called the police dept. and talked to their supervisor about these conversations. He appeared not to condone their actions too. Both officers seem to think that because I have a web site, it seems to be problematic and it should be for Edgecombe County. But it is not for the police dept. to incriminate me because I have a web site. ( Or it is not for a policeman to say I suffer from dementia without a diagnosis. The medical profession and some of the law enforcement officers just perplexed at the old people and incapable of being able to have decent judgment, if I got a ticket and had to take the driving test again, the police officer should have to do the same thing. After all, I did not hit a car.

Janice Price