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Old 05-09-2012, 01:13 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I know a guy who got out of being arrested one time because the cop told the guy to buy drugs from people and then tell the cop who was selling the drugs. Not wanting to become a felon, and also not knowing where to get drugs, my friend never did this for the cop, and nothing ever happened.
So the person you know was doing something that should have led to their arrest in the first place? I would say the cop was very generous in letting them go.

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I know a lady who got a DWI because this cop came up behind her really close in his car and started flashing bright lights off and on. When she pulled over to let this guy go by, and he turned his cop lights on and pulled her over because she stopped on the road.
So in order to arrest this person for DWI the cop must have forced her to drink alcohol after pulling over to let him by? OR... she was pulled over for being DWI and SHOULD have been pulled over and arrested. Are you really going to trust the word of a drunk person, who probably doesn't even know what really happened... could be the "flashing lights" really was the cops flashing lights... trying to get her drunk ass to pull over. LOL dude you have to come up with a bit better examples of cops doing wrong. So far all you have come up with are LEGAL stops it sounds like: Speeding, DWI, improper lights, etc....



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They also have been known to patrol parking lots of bars and mark tires with chalk, or something on the headlights to make them shine different so they know which cars were at the bar, and then they would follow them and find a reason to stop them.
This one is just plain funny. "Put something on the headlight to make them shine different" LOL - I have to give you credit for an active imagination. Chalk marks on tires are common in limited time parking areas, I would LOVE to meet the person who could see a chalk mark on a moving vehicles tire, at night when bars close... or even during broad daylight for that matter.


It sounds like you need to find a better class of person to be friends with. If you hang with derelicts you are going to hear nothing but how bad the cops are.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Bydand, I agree. A couple people here have been watching too many episodes of The Dukes Of Hazzard.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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They like to single people out. They also give out tickets and make up stories to get you convicted of a misdemeanor just to get you to pay a fine to support the crooked overstaffed police force.
With an economy that needs every iota of stimulation it can get today, and everyone out to protect their own turf at whoever's expense, every un-called for traffic fine translates to less, or no, stimulation of the economy. And with city/county budgets screaming Help! Help! Help!, what are they, directly or indirectly, telling the "tax collectors"/the police to do to help solve the problem?

If the police in this town of 12,000 are there to do what they should be doing (protecting and serving), then fine! But if they're only there to serve themselves and protect their jobs, give someone a speeding ticket for only going 3 miles over the speed limit, then there's way too many in that small town!

I used to have some rural weekend property in Central MN, across the river from Grantsburg, Wisconsin, and one time I went over there and read the Grantsburg paper, and there'd be a page of those given mickey-mouse traffic fines, mostly to the Chicagoan's who would have to traverse thru that small town, en route to their cabins in northern Wisc. Now that little town had way too many police officers, and after reading that column just once, I was reluctant to return! Thus, no economic stimulation to the economy of that city!

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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in my town they have under cover deputies in most of the bars and casinos and they contact the deputies out side so when a person leaves who has been drinking they will follow them when they get into their car and arrest them.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Bydand, I agree. A couple people here have been watching too many episodes of The Dukes Of Hazzard.
Wrong...not dukes of hazard....but stuff like this...and there's LOTS of this going on....WARNING: Graphic Photo of FPD Beating Victim
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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I'm so glad I'm not alone in how I feel. I actuall feel safer in a bigger Minneapolis type city than I do in a small town. I don't mind having the thugs and drug dealers in the bigger cities. I would rather have a few of them around instead of too many cops. In the bigger cities, the same types of people tent to congregate together. The cops also have their hands full dealing with bigger issues that are actually in the best interests of law abiding citizens.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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In Illinois the city police take care of problems within the city limits. The Sheriff does not interlope unless invited. The State Police monitor state and federal highways NOT in a city jurisdiction. U.S. Marshall has full authority and no boundaries.

The County Sheriff, County Fire Department are charged with the protection of every resident in every city, town,and village within the county limits and also unincorporated areas within city limits. It s a big job when you have a 800 square mile area to patrol.

Illinois has City as small as 250 and as large as nearly 3 million, and villages as large as 60,000. In the scheme of things in Illinois 12,000 isn't a terribly large community. However, if one lives in an isolated farm town of 500, a town of 12K that is 10 miles away seems like heaven. .
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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in my town they have under cover deputies in most of the bars and casinos and they contact the deputies out side so when a person leaves who has been drinking they will follow them when they get into their car and arrest them.
No small wonder that bars are closing, one by one, across the country, including bigger cities like where I live, Las Vegas.

Tunnel vision will do that! As if, as if, there are no other dangerous drivers on the road, like myself, who doesn't drink and drive, who daydreams while driving!

Driving with insufficient sleep can be the equivalent of drinking and driving, driving drunk. But those are the lucky ones, as there's no device invented yet, to determine how much sleep a driver has had, and whether they have any business driving a car.

So, even in a small town, you decide to bicycle to the bar, and you can get a drunk driving charge even on a bicycle. I know someone who got a ticket that way!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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Rural cops are just going to end up screwing themselves in the long run. They are helping close businesses with their antics while at the same time alienating themselve from the rest of their community.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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It's a pity, really, as I have always loved taking blue-line roads across the country, to rural areas/towns, and occasionally staying in one of those towns.
You escape your stressful job for a nice blue line road vacation and then face all that stress of driving thru these towns, keeping your eyes glued to the speedometer, fearful of going to a small town pub after a long day and enjoying a beer, and then driving back to your motel on the outkirts of town.

Occasionally, you luck out, you find a motel within a short walk of a bar!

But the same vigilance can be found in bigger cities, other areas!
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