With due respect, Sally, I feel that the Tesseners are doing the right thing!
To continue your metaphor "two brats fighting in a sandbox" I'd be more inclined to say that Tesseners are standing up to a neighborhood bullying gangster.
The real sad waste of resources was this trooper dragging Mrs. Tessener around on a goat-rope, diverting his time from his real duty of traffic enforcement. A citation for defective equipment would have been more than sufficient.
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