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Old 11-25-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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The 32 monster gas-burners purchased by the NYPD are dubbed Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) and are cruising the streets of the state unmarked so that message-flinging drivers can be ticketed.

"You can see how oblivious they are to this vehicle," Trooper Clayton Howell told the Associated Press, who went out for a ride in one of the, er, stealth SUVs. "I'm right next to them, and they have no idea."

Texting drivers: Look up! There's a cop in a huge SUV snooping on you

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It's obvious that NYC has a war on against poor people. Like the cop who harassed and I think jailed a homeless man for charging his cell phone at a public parks' community electric outlet.

It's also obvious that NYC wants to shag down as much money from it's citizens as they can. There have been stories of cops admitting that they have to meet "quotas", and some that have ticketed/arrested innocent people just to fulfill the city's demanding greed for more money.

So with this story, they say they want to catch people texting so they can make the roads "safer". Yet, everyone knows they just want the ability to write even more tickets to feed the Queen Bee city gov't.

It's too bad that most poor people drive cars that are low on the ground, so these coppers will end up , once again, ticketing (stealing) more money from the poor instead of the rich.

Oh, and I guess I'll leave out the part on how NYC coppers let motorcycle gangs and thugs run rampant in the city, and just focus on petty things like texting or talking on a phone while driving.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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The law also exempts police officers, fire fighters, or emergency vehicle drivers while they are performing their duties. In addition, a driver is exempt from the law if the driver is communicating or attempting to communicate with law enforcement, the fire department, or medical personnel during an emergency situation.

If this activity is dangerous to do while driving, it's dangerous to do period.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:14 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The law also exempts police officers, fire fighters, or emergency vehicle drivers while they are performing their duties. In addition, a driver is exempt from the law if the driver is communicating or attempting to communicate with law enforcement, the fire department, or medical personnel during an emergency situation.

If this activity is dangerous to do while driving, it's dangerous to do period.

CB radios are making a comeback.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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The law also exempts police officers, fire fighters, or emergency vehicle drivers while they are performing their duties. In addition, a driver is exempt from the law if the driver is communicating or attempting to communicate with law enforcement, the fire department, or medical personnel during an emergency situation.

If this activity is dangerous to do while driving, it's dangerous to do period.
Exactly. A driver that is texting is no different than one who is driving drunk. Both have a reckless disregard for others and deserve the same punishment, especially if they cause harm to others. If anything a texter is worse....a drunk has the excuse of, well, being drunk for bad judgement.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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Exactly. A driver that is texting is no different than one who is driving drunk. Both have a reckless disregard for others and deserve the same punishment, especially if they cause harm to others. If anything a texter is worse....a drunk has the excuse of, well, being drunk for bad judgement.
In NY it seems that not all who would cause an accident while texting would be charged.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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Rich people cars are lower than poor people cars. Example: Ferrari, maserati, lamborhini, etc.
They are targeting the rich, obvs.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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When in a PD and you get an assignment focused on one activity, you must show your supervisors [usually on a monthly basis] that you are being 'productive'. The word 'quota' is no longer used. They don't ask 'did you meet your quota', they ask 'how productive were you this month'.
Cities are always whining that they don't have enough money, yet they can purchase 32 vehicles at $40,000 each [$1,280,000] plus take dozens of patrol officers off the streets to man them to catch people 'texting'. I'll be the 'productivity' level is really high to pay for that 'it's for your safety' program.

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Old 11-25-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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This could possibly be the worst post I have ever read. Nyc targets poor people? This measure is meant to target poor people bc it's easier to catch poor people texting bc they are not in suv's?

Have you been to nyc? Despite the talking points of it only being a city for the wealthy, the majority of residents are poor.

And guess what, if you can afford to have a car and drive round nyc, and you can afford a cell phone and text message plan....well then you're not that poor
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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The law also exempts police officers, fire fighters, or emergency vehicle drivers while they are performing their duties. In addition, a driver is exempt from the law if the driver is communicating or attempting to communicate with law enforcement, the fire department, or medical personnel during an emergency situation.

If this activity is dangerous to do while driving, it's dangerous to do period.

It's too bad the pizza delivery drivers get no exception while they are performing their duties.

It's too bad the car parts delivery driver gets no exception.

It's tood bad the cab/limo driver gets no exception.

etc
etc
etc

Welcome to Fascist USA , where only government approved specialties still have rights.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:23 PM
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just Don't text and drive. No exemptions.
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