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Old 03-23-2009, 11:46 PM
 
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Maybe I missed something, but I believe the OP thought the Law Enforcement Officer was moving unsafely as the tired squealed. I have heard tires make that sound coming out of my driveway.

No, the OP stopped a cop gave him a driving lesson or lecture and was surprised when said cop called for back up. Be sure if I was a Police Officer and a civilian was talking or accusing me of something, I would also want someone else there as a witness.

I have never and would never think it were my place to flag an officer down for what I perceived as unsafe driving. I often look at cars in the neighborhood and think they are speeding when they probably are not.

I welcome the increased Police presence in our neighborhood and have never had a problem with them driving any worse than the people who live here. One even helped a group of use try and catch a scared dog running around our hood one night because a group of us thought it was hurt based only on the awful noises it was making.

Has anyone ever driven down the road and had someone give them the slow down gesture while you check the speed and are in fact going below the posted limit?

When you are not moving, everything that is looks faster.

How many of you good citizens are willing to take a bullet, leave your wife/husband a widow and your children childless for a stranger? I am willing to guess not many.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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having an extremely large military presence, I'm guessing a very large percentage of the people here are willing to take a bullet and leave a family without one parent.. those same people also know they are constantly under scrutiny and should refrain from causing any unnecessary negative attention. I'd say you could call them role models for others that aren't quite up to the same standard...
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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I'm going to go out a limb here and say that the people that act/say these things about Law Enforcement would say the say about our military Men and Ladies.

Just because SA has a LARGE MILITARY presence does not at all mean that everyone in SA or the US for that matter appreciates the sacrifices these Hero's make for us everyday.

It takes a special kind of person to put yourself in the line of a bullet for a stranger.

So, please don't ASSUME just because there are bases here that equates to people in this city caring or respecting the Military on those bases.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I did 20 years in the military and I'm calling out a lot of the cops I've had experience with in this city. I'm not implying the majority are bad, but there is an unacceptable amount of bad ones and they are not being weeded out by their peers and superiors.
I find it extra disgusting because most of them were prior military and they know this is not acceptable behavior. Maybe there's something in the water here..
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: South Side
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I welcome the increased Police presence in our neighborhood and have never had a problem with them driving any worse than the people who live here. One even helped a group of use try and catch a scared dog running around our hood one night because a group of us thought it was hurt based only on the awful noises it was making.
It mustve been a slow nite in SA for a cop to be trying to catch a dog.....
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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It mustve been a slow nite in SA for a cop to be trying to catch a dog.....
We're country folks. Animal Control was not available after hours and you get the Bexar County Sheriff's. We all thought it was wounded.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: South Side
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We're country folks. Animal Control was not available after hours and you get the Bexar County Sheriff's. We all thought it was wounded.
ah ok... I gotcha . my husband worked for public works in a rural area, after hours they sent the police. go figure
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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Some cops are good, some are bad. Cops have helped me move my stranded car to a safe parking place, they have helped me and my sister drag her car from a flooded area , I've seen them try to get a dog out of a car when it jumped into a guy's car at the park. So these are the ones I like. There are others who have tried to arrest me because they thought I might have drugs (but I didnt), simply because I was parked somewhere i shouldnt of. But then he was just doing his job. So in general, cops have been good to me and i appreciate it.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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We're country folks. Animal Control was not available after hours and you get the Bexar County Sheriff's. We all thought it was wounded.
That's amazing. We had several cows in our subdivision, with a few wandering on to 1604 (in fact, one of them was hit by a car) and we STILL couldn't get the BCSD to come help us with the animals, even though it was a major hazard for road users.

When they finally did come (after two hours and several phone call from multiple people in the neighborhood) they stayed in their patrol car and barked orders at the folks in the neighborhood that were trying to coral the animals.

The BCSD is terrible. Period.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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BCSD recovered my stolen car--they were totally professional with me.
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