Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Commissar Smersh, Jun 10, 2016.
I see the cops on cell phones all the time and they aren't using hands-free devices either. The
thing is, they blend right in with the 60% of texting/cell phone using drivers on the road here.
By contrast, Southwestern Oregon's finest:
The cop is the one with road rage. Jeebus. The bike driver could have waited a few seconds before doing his horn, though, and looked to be speeding through residential roads.
Skip to 2:20-ish if you want where the cop comes back to yell at the guy.
I pasted the link with the timestamp, the forums must trim it.
Excuse my Youtube rage.
I SAW WHAT YOU WERE DOING OVER IN THE RANDOM IMAGES THREAD! DON'T MAKE ME WRITE YOU A TICKET FOR POSTING NON-RANDOM, HUGE IMAGES IN THAT THREAD!
You have me confused with Goofus & wiskas you goose-steppin cyber-nazoid!
ya'll post alike! (my bad dude, must have been the MO location)
I know in Illinois unless the police have their lights/siren on they have to follow all traffic laws.
That's the case here too but goddamn those guys are always on their phones or their laptops which is even worse.
I also have to wonder whether the cop would have bounced back there with an attitude had the honking driver been a middle-aged man wearing a suit and tie driving a BMW.
Probably. DPD are dicks.
One night I caught a cop running down the main street in my neighborhood (30mph zone, and the cops WILL arrest anyone running over 5mph over routinely) at well over 80mph with no lights on. I was on my motorcycle and memorized the license plate number and the car's number listed on the bumper. I reported it to the non-emergency number and basically was given a guilt trip and told that I was completely wrong. First he claimed that I couldn't prove that it was an active duty cop. Next, he claimed that I couldn't prove it was a cop on the clock. So, I asked him for the gps tracking information regarding the unit I listed. As soon as I did that, I was told that it would be handled internally. After 3-4 days, the entire complaint was sealed and nobody was allowed to know the results. I contacted the mayor, asking why I couldn't know what was done in this case. He said it wasn't my business. I asked him whether or not he really wanted me to go to the media and report that his police officers were trying to deceive me, and prove that they can do whatever they want wherever they want. The mayor had the Chief of Police call me. The Chief of Police tried to give me a guilt trip claiming that the cop was en route to a missing child situation, and that he was doing it for the good of the community. I asked him why the officer's lights and siren weren't on. He had no answer. So, I asked him why a cop would want to be discreetly looking for a child while driving in excess of 80mph through my neighborhood. He hung up on me. So, I called back the Mayor and gave him one final opportunity to tell me what was happening. He asked me to give him 48 hours. The end result was that the cop was fired. So, the Mayor called me up and gave me another gulit trip, saying that he was just an honest man trying to earn a living and support his family. The "good ol' boy" system really irritates me when rights and standards aren't equal across the board. It irritates the hell outta me knowing that I am held to a more strict standard than the officers that enforce the laws.
Yeah that's BS but firing the cop seemed a little much, unless that was also BS and part of the guilt-pity-party aspect.
Well now we know why Will will go missing in a few weeks.
Of course the mayor lied....he's a politician, that's what they do.
MAYOR: Officer Speedwell, can you come to my office, please?
COP: Yessir, I'll be right there. . . . [knocks]
MAYOR: Come in, Officer Speedwell.
COP: Is this about me speeding without turning my cherries on?
MAYOR: I'm afraid so. I'm afraid under the circumstances disciplinary action is needed.
COP: Aw, shit.
MAYOR: I know, but we have no choice. I'm afraid we're going to have to put you on Bicycle Patrol for the next two months.
COP: Aw shit! Bicycle Patrol!?
MAYOR: It's either that or we're going to have to let you go.
COP: Well then fuck it, go ahead and fire me.
MAYOR: OK, as of right now, you are terminated.
COP: If you don't mind me asking, who turned me in?
MAYOR: We don't know his name, but it's that guy with the gap between his two front teeth.
COP: Aw, shit!
Arrest them for doing 5 over? On what grounds? Did you mean pull them over because I have a hard time believing a cop will arrest you for doing 35 in a 30.
Honestly I'm surprised that they even bothered doing all that, and I'm even more surprised that you were called by the chief and the mayor was asking YOU for time. I don't know, I'm kinda having a hard time believing all of this... unless is in some bumfuck town. You also can't get arrested for speeding, unless it's excessive, so that doesn't help the story (5mph over).
Basically, cops are shitheads. I'm not going to go into the whole "not all cops thing", sure, not all of them are - but the majority of them are. They have an attitude where they are better than you and everyone else, and they feel they can do as they please. I will never have respect for them, at least not until the whole system is revamped. Which is never going to happen.
Hey Nidex! how's things?
We have a dinky little town 7 miles to the south where they love to write tickets for 2-3 miles per hour over the limit. They write the ticket but not incarcerate.
I just watched the whole top video right now. I love how the cop keeps trying to flip this around the guy videoing (is that Smersh?).
"You were hot dogging, standing up on your bike" fuckouttahere with that bullshit. "You were just trying to get on the highway to go speeding". The cop was sitting there for like 5 minutes blocking traffic, not moved to the side. How is that not safe?
It would've been hard for me to hold my tongue in that situation, I would've said sure, subpoena the camera. Abuse of authority, threats, trying to escalate the situation. I'll be there with my lawyer to watch you take it up the ass.
"Using your horn is road rage in Colorado" LOL yeah okay man, keep making shit up.
LOL. I use the hell out of my horn and it surprises everyone. No one thinks they're going to get honked at for doing stupid shit.
I like using the horn on my Samurai. Nobody expects the little roadrunner sound....meep-meep!
I kind of want to be "that guy" and put a train horn in my next ride.
JZL's guide to non-road-rage horn use:
Acceptable horn use when:
1. Driver ahead is going 10+ mph below the speed limit.
a. But not if it's clear the person is looking for someplace. Sometimes shit is just hard to find.
2. Light is green and car in front is not moving because:
a. Head down looking at cellphone.
b. Head to the side, talking to the passenger.
c. Head up ass generally.