Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 2:08 PM
To: Craig Zanni
Subject: Press Release from February
Re: Seat Belt Blitz
I know you have a difficult job and you have to enforce the law. I know all the safety reasons for wearing a seatbelt. I know all the statistics and facts when it comes to auto accidents, yet it is still one of my most despised laws. I paid a ridiculously high fine in another city just for forgetting to put on my seatbelt after simply going through a drive-thru. I do not like wearing it and I do not like the way the Feds forced it down the throat of state legislators.
In addition, some might see this exercise as a waste of resources when some areas of the county are in a crime wave.
I personally would prefer your deputies to focus on protecting property and the rights of my family rather than worrying about my safety.
I appreciate everything you do for the community and you have my upmost respect, but I have to protest these types of blitzes.
Could you please give me a statement that can be posted publicly about this issue?
Several people have contacted me with questions and dissatisfaction in focusing on something that they believe should be a personal choice. Children are a different story, but for consenting adults, it just seems petty and punitive.
Sincerely, Rob Taylor
February of 2017, but then it was resent out on May 11, 2017.