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(The Newspaper)   Courts in Florida split on the most burning question of our time: whether motorists should be subjected to stop-and-search simply because they repainted their car a new color   (thenewspaper.com ) divider line
    More: Florida, Courts of Florida, Department of Highways, motorists, vehicle registrations, traffic stops  
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5201 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Jan 2013 at 11:57 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-05 12:08:01 AM  
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I blame this on the changes in GTA4. Before then you could drive into a Pay n' Spray with a six star wanted level and the whole army right behind you, and could get away with a simple spray. NOW, if the law sees you driving into a Pay n' Spray in GTA4, they won't let up.
2013-01-05 02:40:59 AM  
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HoratioGates: New York State tried for a money grab. Our cops have the automatic plate scanners that scan every car. The state wanted some money so they tried to say that the current license plates were hard for the scanners to read and that everyone, even the people who just got them, would have to pay to get new plates in the new colors. It was pretty close to going through until the police came out and said the scanners worked fine on the old colors and basically said the governor was full of it. So glad Patterson is gone.


Well, in Patterson's defense, he had a very hard time reading the plates.
2013-01-05 01:31:53 AM  
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CruiserTwelve: sno man: Back up even further, why was the cop running the plate at all?  Speeding? Blowing a stop sign? Driving a shiny car while black?

Cops run plates at random all the time. Checking to see if the car is stolen, the plates are being misused, warrants for the registered owner, etc.


Yes they do, and that's illegal.
2013-01-05 12:48:37 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-01-05 12:37:27 AM  
1 vote:

pedrop357: Loaded Six String: /Something is wrong here. Captain Picard doesn't like what we've become.
//You're my bestest friend if you know the episode :D

Measure of a Man or Drumhead are my initial guesses.


You will have to settle for new friend, since you couldn't commit to one answer :D
2013-01-05 12:07:57 AM  
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Unless you can articulate how the plate being on the same model vehicle yet a different color constitutes probably cause, no. Have a nice day officer.

/As a side note, allowing police to pull over and cite vehicles for having modified exhausts based on an ambiguous noise level (can be heard from a block away) is complete bull for numerous reasons. I would not be surprised if it is in fact a run around anti-profiling measures.
2013-01-04 11:59:36 PM  
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