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(Miami Herald)   State trooper lets speeding legislator off the hook with just a warning. Legislator has him fired anyway   (miamiherald.com) divider line 20
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2013-03-28 10:39:55 AM
4 votes:
Easy way to fix that! Treat them like everyone else..... CRAZY, I know.
2013-03-28 02:40:43 PM
3 votes:
I wonder if that legislator understands the fact that he's just painted a giant target on the back of his head and every cop in 100 mile radius is going to be aiming at it.

Cop wasn't exactly corrupt... He's just stuck playing a corrupt game.

Legislator is too farking stupid to be trusted with his job if these are the types of decisions he makes.   I wish the cops nothing but success in their new sport.
2013-03-28 02:51:33 PM
2 votes:

treesloth: Nadie_AZ: Second - who keeps their insurance in their wallet?

I do.


I keep mine bundled with my registration and license in a pocket in the VISOR, and can get it out with my hands up, and put them on the dash, and keep my farking hands up before the cop makes it to my window.
the window is down,m y papers are in front of me and my hands are exposed.

Ex cop.
2013-03-28 05:48:49 PM
1 votes:

Brostorm: As a black guy who has never, and I mean never gotten out of a ticket I am not laughing at all.  If you stop someone, there should be a ticket, every time.  I am tired of this crap.  There also needs to be video of every stop, every time the lights come on.


Do you think you don't get out of them because you're a black male? I'm not being snarky; I'm genuinely curious.

I am a black female living in Redneck-istan, and I have a rainbow sticker on my car. I received one ticket in the past five times I was pulled over, and that was dismissed because the cop wrote down the wrong name on it. I didn't fight the ticket; the city returned my check to me with a note that they'd dismissed the ticket due to his error.

What may help me is that I am always incredibly polite and immediately apologetic when I get pulled over. I am usually well dressed and drive a nice car, too, which probably doesn't hurt.

/I also have Veteran plates on my car, so that might help, but I'm sure my rainbow sticker cancels them out.
2013-03-28 04:39:15 PM
1 votes:
As a black guy who has never, and I mean never gotten out of a ticket I am not laughing at all.  If you stop someone, there should be a ticket, every time.  I am tired of this crap.  There also needs to be video of every stop, every time the lights come on.
2013-03-28 04:15:05 PM
1 votes:

Amos Quito: hardinparamedic: In fact, it's ridiculously simple to get a special issue tag for almost any cause. All you have to do is have the design approved and have 1000 people willing to commit to it's purchase.

Yes, some tags have special meaning, like Emergency or judicial, but there are hundreds of specialist plates out there.


[dcplates.com image 280x161]

I want diplomat tags for my vehicles. Lots of "special privileges" and immunities attached.

Who do I write to get these, "hardinparamedic"?


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2013-03-28 03:40:50 PM
1 votes:
I don't think McBurney is going to be very popular around the old state house once FHP starts giving all of his buddies tickets.
2013-03-28 03:07:03 PM
1 votes:

Dixon Cider: Easy way to fix that! Treat them like everyone else..... CRAZY, I know.


Sorry to interrupt, but you do know that a simple speeding citation is a discretionary issue, right? They don't HAVE TO write you a ticket.
2013-03-28 03:04:19 PM
1 votes:
"Horse hockey," said Sherman T. Potter, executive director of the patrol's parent agency, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
2013-03-28 02:52:04 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Lawmakers here in PA have been known to try and cite this passage from the state constitution when nailed while speeding:

"The members of the General Assembly shall in all cases, except treason, felony, violation of their oath of office, and breach of surety of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the sessions of their respective Houses and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House they shall not be questioned in any other place."


I assume that the cops respond "I'm not arresting you, here's your citation"

/"and you're in violation of your oath of office."
2013-03-28 02:50:56 PM
1 votes:

Fade2black: limeyfellow: xanadian: Must be a Democrat.

Yes, damn Democratic corruption! It not like it says in the article the legislator was Rep. Charles McBurney, R-Jacksonville... errr.

General rule of thumb: they'll show the "R" for republican, but if they don't mention their political affiliation at all, thems' a Dem.


Just like in this article?  FTFA, "The list includes Reps. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg; Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello; Seth McKeel, R-Lakeland; Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka (twice); Reggie Fullwood, D-Jacksonville (twice); Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee; and Clovis Watson, D-Miami.

farking shiatstain with your persecution complex.
2013-03-28 02:44:36 PM
1 votes:
Lawmakers here in PA have been known to try and cite this passage from the state constitution when nailed while speeding:

"The members of the General Assembly shall in all cases, except treason, felony, violation of their oath of office, and breach of surety of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the sessions of their respective Houses and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House they shall not be questioned in any other place."
2013-03-28 02:43:26 PM
1 votes:
Second - who keeps their insurance in their wallet?


I do. Why? For those rare times when I need a car. Also the fact that it weighs nothing and is not a hassle to carry.
2013-03-28 02:41:09 PM
1 votes:
Something something Swindled something


/swindle
2013-03-28 02:40:04 PM
1 votes:
Shoot them.  Shoot them both.
2013-03-28 02:39:06 PM
1 votes:

limeyfellow: xanadian: Must be a Democrat.

Yes, damn Democratic corruption! It not like it says in the article the legislator was Rep. Charles McBurney, R-Jacksonville... errr.


General rule of thumb: they'll show the "R" for republican, but if they don't mention their political affiliation at all, thems' a Dem.
2013-03-28 02:38:56 PM
1 votes:
Trooper Charles Swindle, a six-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, is appealing his March 15 firing and says the state highway patrol has an unwritten policy of not issuing tickets to lawmakers who set the patrol's budget, a charge the agency hotly denies but which raises new questions about whether politicians get favored treatment on Florida's highways.

Swindle said he was "trying to be nice" last Nov. 19 when he spared Rep. Charles McBurney, R-Jacksonville, a $250 ticket for speeding on Interstate 10 in Madison as the lawmaker and his wife headed to Tallahassee in a Toyota with a special tag that identified him as a legislator.

Using a radar gun, Swindle clocked McBurney going 87 in a 70 mph zone. He let the lawmaker go with a warning, fining him $10 for lacking proof of insurance, without asking for the proof that was in McBurney's wallet.


First - the policy is stupid. Fine em anyways. Since when are they better than everyone else?

Second - who keeps their insurance in their wallet?

Third: McBurney, a former prosecutor, insisted he was not driving 87 mph because he set his cruise control to 75 mph, and he did not appreciate the trooper's special treatment.

What the hell?
2013-03-28 02:36:34 PM
1 votes:

xanadian: Must be a Democrat.


Yes, damn Democratic corruption! It not like it says in the article the legislator was Rep. Charles McBurney, R-Jacksonville... errr.
2013-03-28 01:23:28 PM
1 votes:
Thanks for fixing the headline.  Apostrophe abuse should be a death-penalty offence.
2013-03-28 01:04:01 PM
1 votes:

Dixon Cider: Easy way to fix that! Treat them like everyone else..... CRAZY, I know.


this

PLUS
two assholes have a pissing contest.
I am ok with whatever happens to both of them.
 
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