I HAVEN’T WRITTEN ABOUT THIS WHOLE STORY because, well, it’s just too pathetic for words, and about all I have to say is “this is just too pathetic for words.” The Cookeville / Putnam County law enforcement apparatus has not enjoyed a good reputation, though they are largely notorious for speed traps.

For a biased and not guaranteed-to-be-accurate (but sure to be interesting) view from a website dedicated to that area’s politics and law enforcement, go to the Putnam Pit, a website so famous that I think Matt Welch nearly wrote a story about it for some big national publication.