[DMCForum] Re: Cop stories
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[DMCForum] Re: Cop stories
- From: "Joe OBrien" <joeyoseppijoe@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 00:36:06 -0000
I got nailed doing 67 in a 55 in Kentucky earlier this year. Rednec k
cops start the tickets out at $155 for 5mph over and go up from there.
He made me feel good by saying he was only going to put me down for
only 5mph over.
Gee, what a bargain.
--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> wrote:
> On 12/12/05, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxx> wrote:
> > With all due respect to the officers on this list, I
> > have a problem with someone who (for whatever reason)
> > would sit hidden on the side of a highway and pull
> > people over for going 10 or even 15 MPH above the
> > speed limit. The time would be better served
> > patrolling local neighborhoods where the presence
> > alone will deter all sorts of crimes and violations.
> > The high-school kids drive down the block in front of
> > my house at 50mph (25mph zone), while throwing
> > cigarettes out the window and they know they will
> > never get a ticket... Of course, patrolling the local
> > streets is a bit more work than sitting idle on the
> > side of a highway.
> Hey, I agree with you completely, but: You do realize it's not the
> cop's call, right? I don't know what it's like in other states but we
> have local cops and state patrol. State patrol gets the highways. The
> guy is sitting on the side of the highway because his boss told him
> Yeah, I think it's crap. Nailing me for running 80 in a 70 when the
> rest of traffic is moving at 80-85+ is BS. (yeah, this has happened to
> me on several occasions; I was picked out of a crowd moving at the
> same speed or faster because I was driving a bright red sports car)
> It's not about safety, it's about revenue.
> Still, I'm doing all I can to make sure he knows I'm not going to
> shoot him, or try to elude him, etc. Give him the respect he demands
> (whether he deserves it or not is immaterial) and I'll be on my way.
> > Meanwhile, it sounds to me like you were pulled over
> > because the cop wanted a closer look at your car.
> Probably. And, really, I don't care. Assuming I wasn't running late
> for an appointment, a cop could pull me over and say, "Really, you did
> nothing wrong, I just wanted to check out your car" and it wouldn't
> bother me. It's an abuse of power and I know it should bother me, but
> I also know that much more serious abuses of power are routine amongst
> people who have power so in the grand scheme of things, this is
> nothing. And in a city where only 2 DeLoreans are known to exist, one
> of which is driven daily and has TIMELES on the plate and therefore
> can't be missed by anyone, I'll take every opportunity to make friends
> with the local cops. Next time I drive by a bit over the limit I'm
> betting he lets me slide.
> - Ryan
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