There was quite a nasty accident here today and, as usual, nobody could get hold of one of the local cops. They were out on the highway, raising revenue. Sitting out on the veranda just now we saw a guy pull out of the roadhouse, perfectly legally, and the cop–who was lurking 100 metres down the road–instantly put on his lights and pulled the car over. He couldn’t have spotted an out of date rego sticker or anything else at that range. It was almost certainly a speculative “pull”. What’s the difference between that, and the classic Gestapo “where are you papers”?