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(Daily Mail)   Not News: Man stopped by police for expired registration. News: He is honest and tells officer "I don't have the money, It was either feed my kids or get my registration done." FARK: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his ticket   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 138
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2012-12-15 02:03:36 AM

apoptotic: FTA: "With the $100 note, Carlo could update the registrations on his and his wife's cars...Registration is valid for one year in Texas and costs $50.75"

*waits for followup about him being thrown in jail for not being able to pay the ticket* 

/publicizing this was a dumb move on his part
//yeah I'm particularly cynical today


Typically in my state (Wisconsin) tickets for things like expired registration, suspended driver license, and equiipment violations are dropped down to the lowest possible charge if the problem is taken care of before the court date. For example, if you were busted for driving with a suspended license and got it reinstated before your court date, you would end up with a charge of license not in possession or some such. Wonder if it is the same in Texas.

But beyond that, this is why we need better public transportation: we have far too many people driving when they can't afford it not because they're evil but because they have no choice.
 
2012-12-15 02:04:04 AM
So an honorable, decent person accidentally got hired by the police. Mistakes happen.
 
2012-12-15 02:05:32 AM

propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket


Yeah. I thought that too. Would have been nicer to just let him go with a warning.
 
2012-12-15 02:07:18 AM

Rent Party: AverageAmericanGuy: Totally going to use this next time.

I had the same damn thing happen to me. I was just out of my divorce, destitute, and trying to feed two kids. Tabs didn't get paid. Driving on them ment my license got suspended. Moving a lot, and sleeping in my car sometimes, meant I never got the notices.

I got arrested, and ended up paying about $1200 in fines, along with 80 hours of community service. She went to Vegas twice a year on the child support money.


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-15 02:12:10 AM
I'll mail him a bus ticket for his wife to come spend a few weeks earning some you know, grocery money.
 
2012-12-15 02:12:41 AM

danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.


Evidently you didn't see the cops in Connecticutt today, or Oregon Tuesday, or.....
 
2012-12-15 02:13:40 AM

shtychkn: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

Yeah. I thought that too. Would have been nicer to just let him go with a warning.


At least with giving him the ticket, the cop had some assurance the guy would use the money for his car (knowing the ticket would be dismissed if he does) instead of using it for hookers/blow.
 
2012-12-15 02:15:42 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: UsikFark: 1] I don't think it's outside of a code of conduct for a police officer to give someone money, seeing as this guy is not a criminal, not involved in a criminal investigation, and does not have a position of power or other relationship with the police.
2] Only high-rollers carry c-notes.
3] How much was the ticket for, or was it just a warning, like "was on way to DMV, guy looks legit."

er... no. At least not here in OC


ATMs don't dispense them. Many small retailers won't accept them. If one of those doesn't apply to OC, fine, but for the average Joe hundreds of dollars are carried in a checking account, not as cash.
 
2012-12-15 02:21:48 AM

AppleOptionEsc: GreatGlavinsGhost: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

lol

It was probably a fix-it ticket.

What, like his sticker flew off and he has to get a new one? I don't think the generic traffic tickets have those.


I dunno, back home in Virginia it was never a big deal. You get the ticket, you show up at court with the new registration, and the judge thanks you and you leave. All you're out is the time it took you to go to court. Maybe it's a small town thing.
 
2012-12-15 02:21:51 AM

tukatz: B.S. No cop makes enough money to have a $100 bill on them.


The average salary of police in Plano Texas is in the neighborhood of 75k per year.
 
2012-12-15 02:24:56 AM
But this cop hasn't single-handedly cleaned up his department yet*, so I believe that still means he is a bad cop and only went into the job to be a power hungry authoritarian. Right fark?

*and I always ask but have never been told how such a thing would work out. Do you guys who say this stuff picture something like Hot Fuzz?
 
2012-12-15 02:27:38 AM

VTGremlin: I dunno, back home in Virginia it was never a big deal. You get the ticket, you show up at court with the new registration, and the judge thanks you and you leave. All you're out is the time it took you to go to court


That is my experience.
 
2012-12-15 02:44:26 AM
FTA: "With the $100 note, Carlo could update the registrations on his and his wife's cars

Call me an asshole, but I wonder how much money the guy would have to register his car and feed his kids if it wasn't a two-car home.
 
2012-12-15 02:45:29 AM
I live next to a bunch of cops and EMTs. Best neighbors ever, super nice people.
 
2012-12-15 02:46:26 AM

propasaurus:

Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket


Nah. Show up at court with valid registration and they'll let you off. Done it.
 
2012-12-15 02:48:09 AM
Show your registration pay a $10 dismissal fee.
You can be arrested for any traffic violation except failing to wear a seatbelt.

/lives in Plano
 
2012-12-15 02:50:52 AM

rawcreations: Show your registration pay a $10 dismissal fee.
You can be arrested for any traffic violation except failing to wear a seatbelt.

/lives in Plano


There are only two traffic violations you cannot be arrested for in Texas: speeding and open container.

fyi
 
2012-12-15 02:59:13 AM

shtychkn: propasaurus: Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

Yeah. I thought that too. Would have been nicer to just let him go with a warning.


I'd assume it would be like Oregon, where I showed up with my vehicle registered and the judge dismissed everything since I had it registered. I had moved, and although my license was updated my registration was missed, so I never got the letter reminding me, and I just didn't look at my license plate that often. If registration is $50.75/ea, he needs to find all of $1.50 to register both cars. A warning would have left him still needing $101.50.
 
2012-12-15 03:06:36 AM

planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.


The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.
 
2012-12-15 03:15:27 AM

Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.


And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.
 
2012-12-15 03:38:00 AM
Wouldn't it be funny if this gets out of hand. Some meddling Petes at Internal Affairs start asking questions about the provenance of the $100 bill.
 
2012-12-15 03:40:33 AM
No cop would let someone with outdated registration just drive away. I got pulled over Saturday for having a suspended registration since my inspection sticker was expired. The cop asked me why I let my inspection go so long and I said I had taken care of the major problems that needed fixing, and all I needed was 4 tires to pass inspection and I flat out did not have the money for them (I had the inspection report in my glove compartment to verify this).

He took the plates off my car, had it towed (would not consent to having it towed to my house, even though it had no plates. I have AAA and they wouldn't cover the tow since I was "driving illegally without registration"), and told me I had 2 days to get it all done or he was going to send my plates back to the registry.
 
2012-12-15 03:41:15 AM

Solaris: Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.

And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.


Boo hoo. The guy pulling you over for rolling a stop sign in Berkeley was making $10,000 per month to do so, 2 years ago.  Good luck at any other job pulling that kind of money with a HS diploma. And finding one with a HS diploma that has a 20 yr public safety retirement at 90% of wages, COLA's, a health plan, and lifetime concealed carry? No other job like it.
 
2012-12-15 03:42:18 AM
Damn $50 for a year's rego... it's $900+ here in Australia. Admittedly (in my area at least) the roads are very good and get regular maintenance and development.
 
2012-12-15 03:44:27 AM

Old enough to know better: And by "hands the man $100 bill" the writer means "Tazed his ass and threw him violently to the ground."

~
What really happened during the traffic stop.
 
2012-12-15 03:44:31 AM

starsrift: FTA: "With the $100 note, Carlo could update the registrations on his and his wife's cars

Call me an asshole, but I wonder how much money the guy would have to register his car and feed his kids if it wasn't a two-car home.


My first thought when reading the headline was "why was the guy even driving a car with expired registration in the first place?"
But then again I live in Europe, which makes me a socialist bastard who hates others for exercising their God-given freedom to live fifty miles away from anywhere.
 
2012-12-15 03:53:51 AM

krackpipe: Solaris: Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.

And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.

Boo hoo. The guy pulling you over for rolling a stop sign in Berkeley was making $10,000 per month to do so, 2 years ago.  Good luck at any other job pulling that kind of money with a HS diploma. And finding one with a HS diploma that has a 20 yr public safety retirement at 90% of wages, COLA's, a health plan, and lifetime concealed carry? No other job like it.


Aside from the fact that public safety official salaries are voted for/approved by elected officials the community choose to represent them...

I'm curious what you think someone should earn, that has to respond to incidents similar to those that occurred in Conn.?
 
2012-12-15 04:06:03 AM

Solaris: krackpipe: Solaris: Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.

And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.

Boo hoo. The guy pulling you over for rolling a stop sign in Berkeley was making $10,000 per month to do so, 2 years ago.  Good luck at any other job pulling that kind of money with a HS diploma. And finding one with a HS diploma that has a 20 yr public safety retirement at 90% of wages, COLA's, a health plan, and lifetime concealed carry? No other job like it.

Aside from the fact that public safety official salaries are voted for/approved by elected officials the community choose to represent them...

I'm curious what you think someone should earn, that has to respond to incidents similar to those that occurred in Conn.?


I am more curious why people who say cop is an easy job requiring no work aren't applying for the job.

I guess it's like how the folks saying how high on the hog welfare recipients live still go to work: they are full of shiat.
 
2012-12-15 04:13:56 AM

cmb53208: we need better public transportation: we have far too many people driving when they can't afford it not because they're evil but because they have no choice.

 
2012-12-15 04:21:58 AM
Find it hard to believe, mostly because what person has a hundred on them on a regular basis

/but if true, does put back some hope that not all cops are power high douchenozzles
//last time I was pulled over, least the guy was nice not to give me a ticket, apparently was an ODST fan as well
 
2012-12-15 04:27:34 AM
Hopefully the ticket's dismissed and it doesn't inadvertently jack up his auto insurance rates.
 
2012-12-15 04:33:12 AM

BarkingUnicorn: propasaurus:

Cop hands the man a $100 bill inside his $400ticket

Nah. Show up at court with valid registration and they'll let you off. Done it.


This.

Get your sticker at the registrar's office, then take the receipt to the county clerk. He/she has the authority by the court to dismiss it on the spot... usually with a 5 to 10 dollar 'court fee.' Some places charge a percentage of what the fine would have been if it's a valid citation being dismissed.
 
2012-12-15 04:42:21 AM
There are more of these cops than there are asshole cops.
 
2012-12-15 05:27:26 AM

cretinbob: There are more of these cops than there are asshole cops.


One can sincerely hope so. Still, the cardinal rule with getting through life with minimum hassle is to avoid contact with law enforcement unless absolutely necessary. That, of course, includes keeping registrations current, checking the tail lights once in a while, and not driving like a douche.

And, sadly, in many areas, being white.
 
2012-12-15 05:35:53 AM
This kinda crap would not have happened in Farmers Branch. You pay your taxes, sir.
 
2012-12-15 05:39:29 AM

AppleOptionEsc: It was probably a fix-it ticket.

What, like his sticker flew off and he has to get a new one? I don't think the generic traffic tickets have those.



In California, registration tickets can be considered "fix it" tickets, in which (at least where I have worked) the penalty was a $20 processing fee.
 
2012-12-15 05:41:47 AM

tukatz: No cop makes enough money to have a $100 bill on them.


Head to Rockland County (NY).

The cops there are easily into the six figures, and the police chief in Clarkstown makes 100 grand more than the head of the NYPD.

But each and every officer is absolutely essential and without a giant fantastically-compensated police force it'd totally be Somalia there.
 
2012-12-15 05:43:13 AM

cretinbob: There are more of these cops than there are asshole cops.


Rich cops?
 
2012-12-15 06:04:36 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Lots of ignorant Farkers in this thread. Things like no insurance, no reg, broken tail-light, etc are fix-it tickets, and eitehr cost zero or a nominal amount, like $25.

The ignorance is understandable, I guess, since I'm pretty sure that a lot of you aren't old enough to drive.


Don't ruin a perfectly good chance to bash every cop by using such pesky things like facts. Damn you, Sir!
 
2012-12-15 06:09:57 AM

moothemagiccow: Rich cops?


If you think someone is rich because they possess a $100 bill, you might be the unusual one. Most people possess those bills once in a while at least. It doesn't make them "rich."
 
2012-12-15 06:35:43 AM
big deal, cops do this all the time. for example, if you don't have any drugs, they'll shove some in your pocket for you.
 
2012-12-15 06:54:25 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.

There are a LOT of good cops out there. Maybe they suck for you because you're a douchebag?


Probably. I used to not like cops when I was young because a) I was often doing something they would take an interest in and b) I was an insolent prick, like a lot of teens, and the cops responded negatively to that fact about me. I remember one time, A cop stopped me and a few friends for littering. He let everyone go except me as I was the only one mouthing off. Now that I am older, I am courteous and respectful, as I am with just about everyone, and more often than not, they just look the other way. A couple of days ago, I was sitting in my car in a university parking garage and a cruiser pulled up to investigate as the semester is pretty much over and they pay much closer attention to those things. After an exchange, and showing my id, cop looked right at my registration sticker, and like the guy in this article, expired last month. He didn't say a word about it and just went about his business. I guarantee you, if I had given him the "why are you hassling me when I was just sitting in my car?" spiel, I would have gotten a ticket for it, and who knows what else.

I know a few cops, and for the most part, they are good guys. They have families and *believe* in what they do - that for a civilized society to be successful, law and order must prevail and dangerous people should be removed from said society.
 
2012-12-15 07:05:38 AM

Pumpernickel bread: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: danielscissorhands: Has to be the same cop that gave the homeless man boots. It is highly improbable that there is more than one decent cop.

There are a LOT of good cops out there. Maybe they suck for you because you're a douchebag?

Probably. I used to not like cops when I was young because a) I was often doing something they would take an interest in and b) I was an insolent prick, like a lot of teens, and the cops responded negatively to that fact about me. I remember one time, A cop stopped me and a few friends for littering. He let everyone go except me as I was the only one mouthing off. Now that I am older, I am courteous and respectful, as I am with just about everyone, and more often than not, they just look the other way. A couple of days ago, I was sitting in my car in a university parking garage and a cruiser pulled up to investigate as the semester is pretty much over and they pay much closer attention to those things. After an exchange, and showing my id, cop looked right at my registration sticker, and like the guy in this article, expired last month. He didn't say a word about it and just went about his business. I guarantee you, if I had given him the "why are you hassling me when I was just sitting in my car?" spiel, I would have gotten a ticket for it, and who knows what else.

I know a few cops, and for the most part, they are good guys. They have families and *believe* in what they do - that for a civilized society to be successful, law and order must prevail and dangerous people should be removed from said society.


People forget that cops are human beings, subject to the same motivations as anyone else. People also forget that any organization with 30 or more people is going to have at least one psychopath.

/We lost one yesterday to a 15 year old who ambushed her while serving a warrant. She left behind four kids, and had an exemplary record of service to the community.
 
2012-12-15 07:06:16 AM
Sociopath, not psychopath. -.- ITS EARLY OK.
 
2012-12-15 07:19:10 AM
libs say everyone should be forced to be this generous. but if it wasn't for lib, we would not have car registration tax. lib giveth and then taketh away more.
 
2012-12-15 07:54:10 AM

Rent Party: AverageAmericanGuy: Totally going to use this next time.

I had the same damn thing happen to me. I was just out of my divorce, destitute, and trying to feed two kids. Tabs didn't get paid. Driving on them ment my license got suspended. Moving a lot, and sleeping in my car sometimes, meant I never got the notices.

I got arrested, and ended up paying about $1200 in fines, along with 80 hours of community service. She went to Vegas twice a year on the child support money.


Guess what? You shouldn't have had kids with someone you couldn't trust.
 
2012-12-15 07:59:36 AM
In Plano, Texas cop bribes you!
 
2012-12-15 08:16:31 AM

Smackledorfer: Solaris: krackpipe: Solaris: Kalashinator: planes: cowgirl toffee: Only a dis-honest cop would have a $100.

Evidently, you haven't seen the pay scales for police in your area. Here in Minnesota, they rival small-town bank president salaries.

The Menards I used to work at had a St. Paul PD cop in there for theft prevention once or twice a week on a rotating basis. In those 8 hours they were paid triple what SPPD normally gets.

Fun fact: at least back then ('05-'06) St. Paul and Minneapolis cops were the 2nd-highest paid police force in the US, after the LAPD.

And they also have to file 1099's on that off duty income, which means that triple SPPD money ends up being about half of what they normally earn.

Boo hoo. The guy pulling you over for rolling a stop sign in Berkeley was making $10,000 per month to do so, 2 years ago.  Good luck at any other job pulling that kind of money with a HS diploma. And finding one with a HS diploma that has a 20 yr public safety retirement at 90% of wages, COLA's, a health plan, and lifetime concealed carry? No other job like it.

Aside from the fact that public safety official salaries are voted for/approved by elected officials the community choose to represent them...

I'm curious what you think someone should earn, that has to respond to incidents similar to those that occurred in Conn.?

I am more curious why people who say cop is an easy job requiring no work aren't applying for the job.

I guess it's like how the folks saying how high on the hog welfare recipients live still go to work: they are full of shiat.


Most of these overpaid positions are mutually exclusive.

Under your system only cops would be qualified to say cops are overpaid. that seems like a bad system to me.
 
2012-12-15 08:20:38 AM
if a cop gave me a $100 bill, i'd take off all my clothes and be like "what u gonna do NOW biatch"
 
2012-12-15 09:41:28 AM

Solaris:
I'm curious what you think someone should earn, that has to respond to incidents similar to those that occurred in Conn.?


They didn't do much good did they. They're just there to pick up bodies, anyone can do that.
 
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