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Old 03-10-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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sounds like you dont do well when confronted with the truth. if they are "patrolling your roads" whether it is speeding tickets or patrolling neighborhoods, they are doing their job.

you should venture to the innercity where you sometimes find officers asleep on duty, having 2 hour lunch breaks, or in some cases sitting at the same corner for hours "seemingly" doing work.

you must not understand the game of odds when they ticket people on the road, i am not a cop, but some simple google searches will show you statistics which favor a safer environment by simply ticketing speeders. from DUI's, to drug busts, and more commonly no insurance, and warrants.

sounds like a great system to me and if you dont want "that" kind of presence in your area, let them leave for a few months and the real tragedy would be a drunk driver running over a kid in your neighborhood. then who would you complain to?

violating your civil rights? its not like the cop beat you in the middle of the street and then broke your camera. not to mention domestic issues are the worst situation for officers and their adrenaline and fear is at an all time high in those cases, but you did not take into consideration what that officer may be going through at the neighbors...did you?

if you have a valid complaint, i provided the emails...now contact them and instaead of being reactive, become proactive!
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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yeah, but when they nab a drunk driver or make a drug bust on those same highways you may think differently. they are playing the game of odds and eventually they will nab some drunks and drugs. at which point you may not ever hear about it, but you should be happy to know they are keeping severely impaired drivers from your neighborhood and keeping dope away from your kids.


oh yeah, but according to you they do nothing.
Let's be realistic, when they are out clocking people at 1100 am on a Sunday, and pull folks over for driving 75 when the speed limit just dropped from 70 to 65, they are not looking for DUIs, they are looking for cold hard cash. But that is all aside from the main issue here, I am only responding to your ridiculous insinuation.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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Here are some more specifics on the situation posted on another website to avoid breaking the rules of this forum.

Texas deputies fail at intimidating man from taking photos of them
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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if they had violated your civil rights, you would not have any photos to post up...


secondly, if they are ticketing speeders....speeding is a crime and drugs/warrants/no insurance are all offenses other than the DUI's you decided to single me out on. the other 3 offenses occur all day at all times. 11am is a perfect time considering many people are hungover and looking for munchies around that time on a Sunday. you must forget what its like to be young and dumb.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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if they had violated your civil rights, you would not have any photos to post up...


secondly, if they are ticketing speeders....speeding is a crime and drugs/warrants/no insurance are all offenses other than the DUI's you decided to single me out on. the other 3 offenses occur all day at all times. 11am is a perfect time considering many people are hungover and looking for munchies around that time on a Sunday. you must forget what its like to be young and dumb.
Maybe you missed the part about them threatening to arrest me for posting the pictures.

Also, you are assuming that the speed limits are imposed with the sole reason of promoting safety. Also, if the reason they pulled most people over was to check them for sobriety they would let most go without monetary loss. This is not the case.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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Also, you are assuming that the speed limits are imposed with the sole reason of promoting safety.

you meant they aren't??????
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:52 PM
 
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you meant they aren't??????
If I knew you better i would probably just assume you are being sarcastic, but because I don't I have to ask

Please tell me you're kidding!
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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"People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?"
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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"People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?"

I think this thread is pretty civil, just don't call the cops!!
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:41 PM
 
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Seriously, to those that say " Who are you to flag down the police," shut the **** up. Do you realize how stupid that sounds? Quit being such a Moderator cut: inappropriate

The bottom line is the OP was well within his rights to flag the officer down for a very valid reason. If that was you or I barreling through his neighborhood, and a 'law enforcement officer' spotted us, we would have been well and truly served. Why should a cop be any different?

On top of that, they were rude, antagonistic, and unlawful. There is no justification for that.

Someone that is a good, honest, hard working citizen of this city shouldn't have to put up with that ****.

So I guess we reach a conclusion. **** cops, and **** those that think they are above the law.

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