An exception to the rule happened in Plano, Texas over the weekend. In a traffic stop for an expired inspection sticker, also known as a tax on driving enforced through the threat of violence and extortion, a police officer did something particularly nice.

According to DFW CBS Local, Hayden Carlo was pulled over for an expired inspection sticker and began to explain to the officer how he’s been struggling to support his wife and two small children.

“You get paid, pay your bills, and there’s your money. It’s gone.”

He told the officer he had no excuse for the expired sticker.

“I said ‘there’s no explanation for why I haven’t done it, except I don’t have the money.’ I said ‘it was either feed my kids or get my registration done.”

The officer wrote a citation and handed it to the 25-year-old. Carlo says when he took it, he could not believe what he saw.

“I opened it up and there’s a 100 dollar bill. I broke down in my car what else could I do.”
This act of kindness is heartening to say the least. Maybe one day it could lead to officers refusing to enforce such arbitrary taxes on everyday life….One can dream.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.