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(Huffington Post)   ATTENTION CITIZENS: It is now perfectly legal to give a cop the middle finger. So, have at it and Godspeed   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 14
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2013-01-04 10:44:03 AM
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H31N0US: You fly your freak flag high! I'll mind my own illegal business quietly.

Why you got to give a guy the finger just for doing his job, anyway?


People who sign up for a job where they are essentially going to be enforcing fines on their fellow community members at the end of a gun don't get much respect. Especially when they are out writing tickets for infractions and speeding that they are also guilty of and will never be fined for.
2013-01-04 09:23:35 AM
3 votes:
It may be perfectly legal to do it, subby, but unless you are absolutely, positively, to a 100 percent degree of certainty sure that there is not any one single tiny violation that you can possibly be pulled over at that moment or during any moment in the immediate future, I'd suggest to you that it's probably still a bad idea.
2013-01-04 08:46:09 AM
3 votes:
No thanks.  As much as I despise many of the police here, I'd just as soon not give them any reason to even look at me.
2013-01-04 12:17:35 PM
2 votes:

ristst: Had a good friend who was an officer for many years. His #1 piece of advice:

Don't get noticed.


Whereas this is excellent advice, things usually sort themselves out to a balance anyway. If you are the type of person that uses the finger frequently then chances are you are the cause of most of the issues in your life that seem to be times where the finger sums up your feelings. You probably don't even realize that there are people who go years without flipping the bird and then when some situation comes up, sometimes forget it as an option for expression. Whereas in your world it appears it's full of jackholes and doucheknockers that are constantly rubbing you the wrong way or screwing with your style, generally giving you a hard time for no good reason. In reality, the common factor in all these unpleasant encounters has been you. I don't know how or if it can be fixed. I just know that you are more than likely going to have one of your pleasant encounters with the police, whereupon you will get to become the victim again. And you will come to the conclusion that those pigs were put on this planet to harass you.
2013-01-04 09:26:58 AM
2 votes:
Well, if you're driving, don't flip the bird by sticking your left arm out the window.

You may be giving the cop cause to give you a ticket for illegal use of a turn signal.
2013-01-04 10:38:29 AM
1 votes:
Best policy with cops: Avoid them, and if you pass them or have an encounter with them, be polite and treat them with respect. They're a lot more likely to let you go or let you pass by if you don't draw their attention with asinine behavior.
2013-01-04 10:18:25 AM
1 votes:
do not taunt Happy Fun Ball
2013-01-04 10:05:22 AM
1 votes:
I think most cops would not care, just as most motorists would not, but why invite trouble when there is no reason to do so? It is not brave to piss off people who can cause trouble for you, and giving the bird to anyone is generally a cowardly and disrespectful thing to do.
2013-01-04 09:52:40 AM
1 votes:
Try this in Prince George's County, MD and your survivors will, after years in court, succeed in getting the cop who murdered you fined a couple hundred bucks.
2013-01-04 09:49:41 AM
1 votes:
Sure, go ahead.  Then you can find out what a "throw down" joint is.
2013-01-04 09:34:10 AM
1 votes:
Deeper coverage at the NYTimes.
2013-01-04 09:32:03 AM
1 votes:
Driving slower than the speed of light is not only a good idea, it's the law.

Flipping off a cop may be OK under the law, but it's not a good idea.

After you get done expressing your Constitutional right of free speech, and after he gets done violating your Constitutional rights via baton and boot, you might be in the hospital and he might get a paid vacation.
2013-01-04 09:24:06 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, well, they can pull you over for that "busted tail light". It's probably best to stay under the radar and not act like an ass to someone with a badge,
2013-01-04 08:51:31 AM
1 votes:
Trust me, if a cop wants to pull you over, he will find a reason to pull you over.  Keep your finger down and drive safely and legally past the officer.  Then do whatever illegal business you have in mind.
 
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