Two weeks ago, right before I left for Colorado, I was stopped by a Columbia cop for having my right tail light out. One of the very few times I have driven my car in Columbia – I was just coming back from the gas station around the corner.
I checked the light last night, and it is fine. Apparently he needed to fill his quota, and was pulling random people over to try to dig up dirt on them. A flagrant abuse of power and a violation of the US Constitution.