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Old 04-12-2009, 12:12 AM
 
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I lived in a few cities in my short life, houston,dallas, baton rouge and new orleans. Out of all of those cities dallas/ north texas police are pathetic and pitty, harrassing people serious racial profiling. The question is it me or, dallas/ north texas police lost the whole protect and serve moral and its like how much money we can make off of these people?
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:15 AM
 
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From my experience it depends on how you carry yourself. If you are driving around in really dark tint, a minority with a thuggish appearance you will be a magnet for police here (of course). Especially in the small towns where is seems cops are 'bored'. I heard of racial profiling in Denton county area but not so much in the North Dallas area. Well not that i heard of...

There are some small cities (Desoto, Lancaster) where I advise to not even drive your car next door if your inspection sticker just went past due. They are very thorough there.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I lived in a few cities in my short life, houston,dallas, baton rouge and new orleans. Out of all of those cities dallas/ north texas police are pathetic and pitty, harrassing people serious racial profiling. The question is it me or, dallas/ north texas police lost the whole protect and serve moral and its like how much money we can make off of these people?
Can you give any examples???

Nita
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Can you give any examples???

Nita

Yep this appears to be more of a rant than anything.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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35 officers have died in the line of duty this year. 134 last year. There are always a few bad apples in every industry, but I don't think it's fair to make a general statement about the entire "North Texas" area.

If I don't have anything to worry about and don't have a guilty conscience, I don't mind being pulled over.

Naima
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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In Pittsburgh recently there was a shooting of 3 officers. It shocked me to hear that these are their first officers shot in 18 years!! It seems like it happens in Dallas all the time and now to hear your statistic of 134 last year lost in the line of duty. I know they were not all shot, but I'll bet a large % were. I had a high school friend a while back (from Pittsburgh) who had been a police officer in Oak Cliff for two years. He quit because he had two of his partners shot and he said he "just knew I'd be next". He actually said he had some PTSD (post-traumatic stress symptoms) from the whole experience here in Dallas. He went back to Pittsburgh and got a police officer job there and from all reports is doing well.
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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you sure about that number?

Dallas Police Department (http://www.dallaspolice.net/index.cfm?page_ID=2041&subnav=51 - broken link)
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Yes I am sure. 35 nationwide this year. Of those, 4 were in Texas which include officer Randy White from Bridgeport PD who died last week in his patrol car after being hit from behind by a stolen car while in a vehicular pursuit.

Naima
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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thank you for the clarification
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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From my experience it depends on how you carry yourself. If you are driving around in really dark tint, a minority with a thuggish appearance you will be a magnet for police here (of course). Especially in the small towns where is seems cops are 'bored'. I heard of racial profiling in Denton county area but not so much in the North Dallas area. Well not that i heard of...

There are some small cities (Desoto, Lancaster) where I advise to not even drive your car next door if your inspection sticker just went past due. They are very thorough there.

It does happen, even for those who "fit-in". I have dark-tint on my car. I am a minority. Thuggish...not really, but I do tend to intimidate. I live in Collin county.


The thing is though...my car...is a MB. I make over 6 figures a year. And while a little intimidating, all 3 stops in the first 6 months I was wearing a suit, golf attire, and what my friends call my yuppie clothes.

No tickets, no warnings, just questions and half-### attempt to justify the stop(s).

A quick call to city hall fixed it...but it still does happen.
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