When I first wrote this blog post in September of 2016, I wrote, “I am going to become the person in Watford City that drives 25 mph and holds up traffic. I don’t want to, but I have to. The police are making me.”
I was complaining that whenever I tried to go into town on Highway 23 Business, the speed limit was not clearly posted, the speed limit changed daily, it was usually 25 mph, but you couldn’t tell for sure. When I would drive 30 mph into town, the people behind me would tail gate me, yet I knew that the police in Watford City were very aggressive in stopping people for going even 5 mph over the speed limit. I would have liked to just pull over to let the tailgaters pass me, but I couldn’t because of the high concrete curb.
I hated driving into Watford City because of the tailgaters and the police. Driving home that day on Highway 23 Business going 30 mph, I had twelve vehicles backed up behind me, but an oncoming Watford City police Suburban put their radar on me, and came to a stop in the road, in order to make a U-turn, to give me a speeding ticket. The police Suburban was not able to get turned around because there were twelve vehicles behind me.
I wrote that I liked going into Watford City to go to the Jack & Jill grocery store, Tractor Supply, and Taco Johns, but the Watford City police were being so aggressive in wanting to pull people over for speeding or any reason, that I should probably just stay home. I already knew that you absolutely had better not go out to bars and restaurants in Watford City at night and have any alcohol because you will very likely get pulled over by the Watford City police, they are so aggressive in stopping everyone for anything.
In October of 2016, permanent, clear, speed limit signs got posted on Highway 23 Business entering the east side of Watford City. The speed limit signs go from 45 mph on the outskirts of town, to 35 mph just outside of town, to 25 mph as you enter town. The Watford City police began being not over aggressive in speed limit enforcement on Highway 23 Business on the east entrance into Watford City.
I had been complaining that I was sick of the Watford City police being so aggressive in wanting to pull everyone over in Watford City. I later wanted to go back and edit this blog post because I recognize, and want to acknowledge that it has to be like this in Watford City. I want to explain why the police in Watford City have to be so aggressive in trying to stop everyone.
I was born and grew up in the South. I lived in the South until I was about 3o years old. I lived in Watford City for ten months. I saw that most of the workers in Watford City were poor people from the South, many of them White Trash.
I know with 100% certainty, that due to the large amount of poor workers from the South, about 5,000 of them, if the Watford City police were not very aggressive in stopping drivers, getting their local address, checking for outstanding warrants, looking for alcohol, drugs, and weapons, that Watford City would be over run with every type of misbehavior and crime.
The only reason why there are not a tremendous amount of traffic accidents, robberies, burglaries, assaults, shootings, destruction of property, drug overdoses, drug addictions, drug trafficking, and gangs in Watford City, is because the Watford City police, McKenzie Sheriff, and Highway Patrol are very aggressive in Watford City in following people, running their license plates, stopping people and getting their local address, putting their information in, checking for warrants, looking the people over, looking their vehicles over, looking for drugs, weapons, and being alert and detecting illegal activity. If you want to be able to live in Watford City without crime, you have to go along with this and put up with this.