Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(10 News)   Cops decide to shoot fish in a barrel by running a driver license sting in courthouse parking lot, bust 25 people   (10news.com ) divider line
    More: Dumbass, motorists  
•       •       •

15719 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Aug 2012 at 7:25 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



106 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2012-08-22 07:16:34 PM  
Not clear how this is a sting. It sounds like they just stopped people who tried to drive away after having their licenses suspended.

That's not a sting.

If they offered free test rides of new cars to people coming out of the courthouse and arrested anyone who took them up on it, that might qualify.
 
2012-08-22 07:24:44 PM  
Sting Yields 16 Citations

Twenty-four vehicles were impounded.


Math has never been my strong suit, but this doesn't seem to add up.
 
2012-08-22 07:26:58 PM  
This is a more efficient use of resources than running a DUI checkpoint.
 
2012-08-22 07:28:03 PM  

fusillade762: Sting Yields 16 Citations

Twenty-four vehicles were impounded.

Math has never been my strong suit, but this doesn't seem to add up.


Your vehicle can be impounded without your driving in it.
 
2012-08-22 07:28:17 PM  
Police state, anyone?

Anyone?

Police state?

Anyone?
 
2012-08-22 07:29:03 PM  

Indubitably: Police state, anyone?

Anyone?

Police state?

Anyone?


No, thanks. I'm full.
 
2012-08-22 07:29:55 PM  
it really doesn't sound like a sting the article says that they wanted to see if the people were complying with their sentences (obviously driving under suspension would be a violation if you haven't paid reinstatement fees)

seen police here in a suburb of OKC patrol parking lots of businesses running tags or looking for obvious things that would warrant a traffic stop then having an officer post up waiting for the marked cars to leave. I don't the legality of a police officer coming onto private property without probable cause but to have an officer sit in a parking lot and just wait? waste of time and taxpayer money.
 
2012-08-22 07:30:20 PM  
it's a killing zone
 
2012-08-22 07:30:45 PM  

fusillade762: Sting Yields 16 Citations

Twenty-four vehicles were impounded.

Math has never been my strong suit, but this doesn't seem to add up.


This isn't too hard to figure out. When I was still a kid, I was arrested for reckless driving, but since I was a minor I wasn't given a citation, but the car was impounded. There was no way to avoid getting grounded. My parents had to come off their vacation to get me. I'd rather be in jail than to have my father hit me. My parents walked in and I got my grip. I said, "mom, dad, how was your trip?"
 
2012-08-22 07:31:41 PM  
What happens when they run out of low hanging fruit?

/lunch
 
2012-08-22 07:31:50 PM  
What's next, corruption stings in Congressional offices?
 
2012-08-22 07:32:38 PM  
Way to kick a man when he's down. Back to the never-ending spiral into poverty.
 
2012-08-22 07:33:12 PM  
I'm ok with this
 
2012-08-22 07:33:24 PM  

fusillade762: Sting Yields 16 Citations

Twenty-four vehicles were impounded.

Math has never been my strong suit, but this doesn't seem to add up.


FTFA: "Police conducted a sting Tuesday in the parking lot of the Chula Vista Courthouse, resulting in 16 citations for motorists driving on suspended licenses as a result of convictions for driving under the influence and nine for motorists who had no licenses."

16+9=25 citations.
 
2012-08-22 07:35:29 PM  

Balchinian: What's next, corruption stings in Congressional offices?


No, no, no. The cops don't care what people with power and money do. Those crimes have to be found out by private citizens for anything to get done.

I wonder if that's why the powers of control constantly attack privacy rights and personal freedoms?
 
2012-08-22 07:35:34 PM  

chookbillion: Way to kick a man when he's down. Back to the never-ending spiral into poverty.


Chula Vista has plenty of public transportation...I know the area. These assholes get what they deserve in the majority of the cases.
 
2012-08-22 07:36:40 PM  

Balchinian: What's next, corruption stings in Congressional offices?


Silly citizen, law enforcement is for little people!
 
2012-08-22 07:37:25 PM  
Any parent knows you don't ground a driver and leave them the keys.
Expecting too much from a judge again?

Simply inform perp their vehicle is a trap.
Give a sporting chance.
 
2012-08-22 07:38:09 PM  

chookbillion: Way to kick a man when he's down. Back to the never-ending spiral into poverty.


People stupid enough to do this don't need any help down the spiral.
 
2012-08-22 07:38:16 PM  
that's sadistic.
 
2012-08-22 07:38:21 PM  

zerkalo: Balchinian: What's next, corruption stings in Congressional offices?

Silly citizen, law enforcement is for little people!


No,

Law Enforcement resides in ALL people.

And there resides our current security conundrum, no?

;)
 
2012-08-22 07:39:05 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: This isn't too hard to figure out. When I was still a kid, I was arrested for reckless driving, but since I was a minor I wasn't given a citation, but the car was impounded. There was no way to avoid getting grounded. My parents had to come off their vacation to get me. I'd rather be in jail than to have my father hit me. My parents walked in and I got my grip. I said, "mom, dad, how was your trip?"


Has it ever bothered you that your dad drives a Porche and your parents go on vacation, but you have to wear cheap shoes to school?
 
2012-08-22 07:39:17 PM  

relcec: that's sadistic.


Howdy, Austinian. ;)
 
2012-08-22 07:40:21 PM  

Indubitably: relcec: that's sadistic.

Howdy, Austinian. ;)


sup buddy. how you been?
 
2012-08-22 07:41:06 PM  
Wait a second everyone! There's an urgent news flash coming in. It say's...

Many states and municipalities all across the country are broke. So, they are doing everything they can to squeeze money out of their citizens.

Shocking!
 
2012-08-22 07:41:15 PM  

notmtwain: Not clear how this is a sting. It sounds like they just stopped people who tried to drive away after having their licenses suspended.


No, what probably happened is they had their license suspended during a previous incident. To get your license back you need to go to court. Lots of people drive their car to court instead of getting a ride. Usually because they don't have anybody to drive them.
 
2012-08-22 07:42:36 PM  

relcec: Indubitably: relcec: that's sadistic.

Howdy, Austinian. ;)

sup buddy. how you been?


Oh, in between threads and all, you?
 
2012-08-22 07:43:38 PM  

i.qkme.me

 
2012-08-22 07:43:53 PM  
These are pretty common, they send out a mailer for free something(usually sports event tickets) if you show up at so and so address to pick them up, they have the lot under survailence and if you drive in you get arrested (if you walk or had a ride, or take a bus you actually get the free tickets)
 
2012-08-22 07:46:34 PM  
The Lynnwood (WA) Police Department does this all the time. When I was going to court dates for Negligent Driving, they would watch everyone as they arrived and run the plates while they were parked and the get them when they left from across the street. It's amazing how many people drive to their Driving with a Suspended License hearings.
 
2012-08-22 07:47:12 PM  
I don't get the whining. These people knew when they went to court that they were likely going to lose their license. Then they lost their license, and were told by a judge not to drive. Minutes later, they thumbed their nose at the law and got in their cars and drove. For which, they were properly cited. You respect the law, that makes society work. Why shouldn't they?
 
2012-08-22 07:48:32 PM  

Indubitably: relcec: Indubitably: relcec: that's sadistic.

Howdy, Austinian. ;)

sup buddy. how you been?

Oh, in between threads and all, you?


same. alright, keep in touch. oh and it will cool off significantly if you can wait until the end of september to come to town.
 
2012-08-22 07:48:39 PM  
Sea of Love?
 
2012-08-22 07:51:32 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: This isn't too hard to figure out. When I was still a kid, I was arrested for reckless driving, but since I was a minor I wasn't given a citation, but the car was impounded. There was no way to avoid getting grounded. My parents had to come off their vacation to get me. I'd rather be in jail than to have my father hit me. My parents walked in and I got my grip. I said, "mom, dad, how was your trip?"


And then you looked at your kingdom, you were finally there, to sit on your throne as the prince of Bel-air?
 
2012-08-22 07:52:22 PM  

SubBass49: chookbillion: Way to kick a man when he's down. Back to the never-ending spiral into poverty.

Chula Vista has plenty of public transportation...I know the area. These assholes get what they deserve in the majority of the cases.


Yup. If you're willing to drive to the courthouse on a suspended license, you're going to be driving elsewhere. It's not really a punishment for DUI when you just ignore the court order.
 
2012-08-22 07:52:36 PM  

relcec: Indubitably: relcec: Indubitably: relcec: that's sadistic.

Howdy, Austinian. ;)

sup buddy. how you been?

Oh, in between threads and all, you?

same. alright, keep in touch. oh and it will cool off significantly if you can wait until the end of september to come to town.


I'm sure I'll see you, b/c you've seen to find me, no?

;)
 
2012-08-22 07:53:42 PM  
How hard is it to park a few blocks away?
Or run plates in town with the new plate readers?
Either way.
 
2012-08-22 07:54:03 PM  

seumasokelly: The Lynnwood (WA) Police Department does this all the time. When I was going to court dates for Negligent Driving, they would watch everyone as they arrived and run the plates while they were parked and the get them when they left from across the street. It's amazing how many people drive to their Driving with a Suspended License hearings.


I always did it. I was just smart enough to park down the street and walk to the courthouse.
 
2012-08-22 07:55:10 PM  
I'm OK with this, but should we really be punishing people who are at least showing up for their court proceedings at all? It kinda seems like you're punishing the people who are at least trying to do the right thing...
 
2012-08-22 07:55:53 PM  

Indubitably: Oh, in between threads and all, you?

same. alright, keep in touch. oh and it will cool off significantly if you can wait until the end of september to come to town.

I'm sure I'll see you, b/c you've seen to find me, no?

;)


I dunno, this town has gotten bigger. tell me what you'll be wearing and I'll keep an eye out though.
 
2012-08-22 07:55:53 PM  

jaylectricity: notmtwain: Not clear how this is a sting. It sounds like they just stopped people who tried to drive away after having their licenses suspended.

No, what probably happened is they had their license suspended during a previous incident. To get your license back you need to go to court. Lots of people drive their car to court instead of getting a ride. Usually because they don't have anybody to drive them.


And if this was rural Alabama I might have more sympathy, but it's Chula Vista. It's rubbing arms with San Diego, and they have a trolley and bus system in place that goes right to the courthouse.
 
2012-08-22 07:56:52 PM  
Florida law enforcement copy cat and try to beat their high score.
 
2012-08-22 07:56:54 PM  
One police department in New Jersey used to pick up a few people with warrants each week with the "Vestibule trick."
It went like this:

1) Arrest someone..
2) Let them call someone else for a ride.
3) When their ride shows up, they have to announce themselves -- by name -- from the vestibule, where they are also on camera.
4) If they're wanted for anything, press a button to lock the vestibule. Go up and arrest them.
5) If they're not wanted, but their license is suspended or revoked, let them pick up their friend... and bust them leaving the parking lot.

I was a cabdriver in the town. We would hear all about it at 3 AM or so, when we'd pick up the original arrestee and his or her friend(s).
 
2012-08-22 07:57:07 PM  

relcec: Indubitably: Oh, in between threads and all, you?

same. alright, keep in touch. oh and it will cool off significantly if you can wait until the end of september to come to town.

I'm sure I'll see you, b/c you've seen to find me, no?

;)

I dunno, this town has gotten bigger. tell me what you'll be wearing and I'll keep an eye out though.


Comma error.
 
2012-08-22 07:58:02 PM  

Balchinian: What's next, corruption stings in Congressional offices?


ICE raid on illegal immigrants' protest. La migra La migra! Corre!
 
2012-08-22 07:58:29 PM  
"Tonight! on "REVENUE ROUNDUP!" *subwoofer rumble* *go to ad for vaginal suppositories*
 
2012-08-22 08:00:03 PM  

Indubitably: relcec: Indubitably: Oh, in between threads and all, you?

same. alright, keep in touch. oh and it will cool off significantly if you can wait until the end of september to come to town.

I'm sure I'll see you, b/c you've seen to find me, no?

;)

I dunno, this town has gotten bigger. tell me what you'll be wearing and I'll keep an eye out though.

Comma error.


ok, I'll guess then.
 
2012-08-22 08:03:50 PM  

relcec: Indubitably: relcec: Indubitably: Oh, in between threads and all, you?

same. alright, keep in touch. oh and it will cool off significantly if you can wait until the end of september to come to town.

I'm sure I'll see you, b/c you've seen to find me, no?

;)

I dunno, this town has gotten bigger. tell me what you'll be wearing and I'll keep an eye out though.

Comma error.

ok, I'll guess then.


No, I suggest we meet for a beer.

That would be Farkly, no?
 
2012-08-22 08:07:02 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: fusillade762: Sting Yields 16 Citations

Twenty-four vehicles were impounded.

Math has never been my strong suit, but this doesn't seem to add up.

This isn't too hard to figure out. When I was still a kid, I was arrested for reckless driving, but since I was a minor I wasn't given a citation, but the car was impounded. There was no way to avoid getting grounded. My parents had to come off their vacation to get me. I'd rather be in jail than to have my father hit me. My parents walked in and I got my grip. I said, "mom, dad, how was your trip?"


My uncle many moons ago was arrested in the 80's for underage consumption and public indecency. He was drinking at age 16 and mooned a cop. My grandfather had to go pick him up from the Sheriff's office. My grandfather asked if he had anything to say for himself. My uncle looked at the clock and saw it was 7 past midnight: "happy fathers day".
 
2012-08-22 08:07:38 PM  
Feel the love. Maybe the cops need fewer units since they're so effective in the parking lot -- no car needed. They could be bused to other parking lots across town for really efficient work.

In fact, they could have a little office right at the lot's entrance. And as long as they're there, why not have them give out the hourly parking receipts and then take the payment as the patrons leave. Better yet, maybe offer a valet car wash and detail service, mobile windshield repair service and lube/oil change/tire service. A dinner-to-go service would be nice, too, for all those tied up in court house business longer than expected in the late afternoon.

They already have uniforms so it'd look quite spiffy. White gloves would be a nice touch.
 
Displayed 50 of 106 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report