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Old 09-17-2011, 05:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Just sounds like a bored cop looking for someone to hassle a little bit and for no good reason. I wouldn't make a big deal out of it. No harm, no foul.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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Something doesn't fly here. Why couldn't your husband use a co-worker's cell phone ? got any quarters? use a payphone. Heck, walk into a gas station or something and ask to use their phone.

And.... someone that drops you off 4 miles from your house in the middle of the night?!
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I got stopped for walking in the middle of the night several times when I was younger. It was when I relied on the bus to get to work and then the next shift would show up late and I'd miss the last bus, so I'd walk home or over to where my husband was working.

They always asked where I was headed. One of them (in Castle Hills) said I wasn't allowed to walk through his city at night. I asked if there was a city ordinance against it, or an adult curfew that I was not aware of. He said no, the policy was to discourage vagrants. I told him that obviously I was not a vagrant, just trying to get home after a twelve hour shift and that he was making that impossible for me. Then he gave me a ride to my husband's store.

The other time was a san antonio cop who was nicer, just said he didn't want anything to happen to me and that it wasn't safe walking in the dark. I told him the bus only ran until ten-fifteen and my relief didn't show up until midnight, and I didn't want to take a cab, and he let me keep going. He drove past a few more times.

I think it depends on what part of town you're in. Some places, there are people walking around all night and it's just normal. But if you live in a part of town where it gets really quiet at night or where you have to go through one of the small cities, you're going to have problems.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Typical SAPD crap. You think flagrant cop behavior is bad there? Try living downtown or being in the Monte Vista area after 11pm. It's ridiculous.




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Old 09-17-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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Welcome to the wonderful world of loving on the sapd. A majority of us don't trust them, although a couple will deny that despite the given evidence. A Simple Poll - Do You Trust the San Antonio Police Department? Those same people can often be found floating down SA's infamous Denial River..
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I wouldn't put this story past them. I particularly don't care for them especially since one gave me a $167.00 ticket a few weeks ago for a tail light out that I didn't even know was out. With all the crime here you'd think they'd have better things to do.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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The young man who works for me and rides the bus to work was stopped by a police officer yesterday morning when he was walking to the bus stop. The officer asked him where he was going and he told him he was going to work, but he was tempted to tell him that it wasn't any of his business and I agree. Fortunately, the officer didn't take it any farther. Apparently just being a pedestrian is suspicious behavior.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I wouldn't put this story past them. I particularly don't care for them especially since one gave me a $167.00 ticket a few weeks ago for a tail light out that I didn't even know was out. With all the crime here you'd think they'd have better things to do.
They're here to generate revenue, eat free in restaurants, harass, and plenty of other bad things, but definitely not here to help. Wasn't it a fit-it ticket? It's virtually impossible to immediately know a tail light is out. Usually need a family member, friend, or coworker to tell you. The cop should've just gave you a ticket to fix it and they'd tear it up once you showed them the repair had been made.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You're just upset. I'd rather have the cops stopping people like that in the hopes that they do catch people who are up to no good.
It's that type of meek attitude in this city that helps promote this type of behavior by the police. Stopping people from merely walking down the street? Now if he was running close to a crime scene? That I can see. As he was gettling hassled, there was probably an actual crime happening a few blocks away.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Austin
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They're here to generate revenue, eat free in restaurants, harass, and plenty of other bad things, but definitely not here to help. Wasn't it a fit-it ticket? It's virtually impossible to immediately know a tail light is out. Usually need a family member, friend, or coworker to tell you. The cop should've just gave you a ticket to fix it and they'd tear it up once you showed them the repair had been made.
It was a fix-it ticket but I'm still bitter, lol. I talked to a judge on Weds and she dismissed it. Still it's so inconvenient having to take time out of your day and go to court over a tail light. I fixed it the night of the ticket because we had a bulb in the garage but we still had to go buy one to show we fixed it. Ugh.
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