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(KATU)   "Concerned Citizen" arrested after making traffic stop. Evidently you need to be a cop of something...who knew?   ( katu.com) divider line
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2013-06-22 11:25:41 AM  
While there have been times that i might have wanted to slap a few drivers upside their stupid texting heads, I mean, what the hell dude?

/if you wannabe a cop
//go become a cop
///earn it
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 11:34:54 AM  
What if you are a cop of cell-phones?  That would be something.
 
2013-06-22 11:43:56 AM  
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-06-22 11:48:17 AM  
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2013-06-22 01:51:02 PM  
I think its pretty common knowledge that you're not allowed to have red and/or blue flashing lights.  Yellow is for non-cop/fireman/ambulance trucks.  Yellow lights anyone can have.
 
2013-06-22 01:52:52 PM  
That motherfarker was up to no good.

Bet she was attractive.
 
2013-06-22 01:53:15 PM  

I_Don't_Want_FOP: [img.fark.net image 195x259]

Wanted for questioning.


Done in 3.
 
2013-06-22 01:54:03 PM  
"He said his emergency lights are for his job as a mechanic and he's never pulled anyone over before.  "

Ok, does anyone want to take a guess at a legitimate reason that he would need a light bar as a mechanic? I've been scratching my head for a few minutes & can't come up with one.

The police ought to look into unsolved rapes or even murders in the area & see if he fits in there somewhere.  I sincerely doubt that this was the first time that he's pulled anyone over.
 
2013-06-22 01:54:08 PM  
a cop of coffee?

a cop of fine repute?

don't leave us hanging, subby
 
2013-06-22 01:55:09 PM  
"He said his emergency lights are for his job as a mechanic "

Well, now it all makes sense!
 
2013-06-22 01:55:17 PM  
I wanna be a cop of feel.
 
2013-06-22 01:55:35 PM  

Recoil Therapy: "He said his emergency lights are for his job as a mechanic and he's never pulled anyone over before.  "

Ok, does anyone want to take a guess at a legitimate reason that he would need a light bar as a mechanic? I've been scratching my head for a few minutes & can't come up with one.

The police ought to look into unsolved rapes or even murders in the area & see if he fits in there somewhere.  I sincerely doubt that this was the first time that he's pulled anyone over.



My thoughts exactly.
 
2013-06-22 01:55:47 PM  
I hope they make an example of this dipshiat.
 
2013-06-22 01:56:55 PM  

downstairs: I think its pretty common knowledge that you're not allowed to have red and/or blue flashing lights.  Yellow is for non-cop/fireman/ambulance trucks.  Yellow lights anyone can have.


You're a dipshiat if you have any kind of lights on your car that aren't factory.
 
2013-06-22 01:56:56 PM  
DON'T PRETEND TO BE THE POLICE.

DON'T PRETEND TO BE THE POLICE.

DON'T PRETEND TO BE THE POLICE.


How many times does this need to be repeated. Along with:

A HANDGUN CARRY PERMIT DOES NOT MAKE YOU THE POLICE.

/if George Zimmerman had listened to these, we wouldn't have this fiasco now.
 
2013-06-22 01:57:31 PM  
dipshiat
 
2013-06-22 01:58:15 PM  
Hispanic day laborer trying to "traffic stop" a white woman.

Smart move there, compadre...
 
2013-06-22 01:59:05 PM  
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"Chill out, you guys.  He's just part of the neighborhood watch."

 
2013-06-22 02:00:17 PM  

MNguy: You're a dipshiat if you have any kind of lights on your car that aren't factory.


You do know that Yellow Lights are required by federal law for any non-emergency vehicle that creates a traffic control zone on a road which is governed or maintained by federal funds. In addition, volunteer Firefighers, EMTs, and First Responders often respond to stations, and to calls which don't require apparatus, from their houses or jobs (70% of the American fire service is made up of volunteers).

In our state, if you're not constabulary (only two counties have it, now) and you have blue lights on your personal vehicle, you deserve to be arrested.

downstairs: Yellow is for non-cop/fireman/ambulance trucks.


Yellow is for non-emergency vehicles. Depending on the jurisdiction, red or blue lights. In tennessee, it's red/clear for volunteers that aren't police/constabulary. New York is weird. Red lights are law enforcement, and blue lights are volunteers there.
 
2013-06-22 02:02:34 PM  
Another foiled Rapey McRapekins.
He'll try it again, guarantee it. Maybe differently now he's in the news for this method but he'll continue harassing women.
 
2013-06-22 02:04:51 PM  

YoOjo: Another foiled Rapey McRapekins.
He'll try it again, guarantee it. Maybe differently now he's in the news for this method but he'll continue harassing women.


Can I just state for all the Farkers and Farkettes out there - DO NOT PULL OVER FOR SOMEONE WITH A GREEN, AMBER, OR CLEAR LIGHT in their dashboard, even if they have a siren, in the United States. The only exception is if you are in a state or federal park, game wardens and rangers use green lightbars.

Police, Emergency Responders, and people who have business requesting the right of way in an emergency, or pulling you over do not run amber lights. They either run Red, Blue, Red/Clear, Blue/Clear, Red/Blue, or a mixture of Red and Blue with another color.
 
2013-06-22 02:06:54 PM  
Yeah. The arrested seems to have a strong dose of that rapey-murdery vibe. Good thing the woman he stopped had the presence of mind to call 911. And I agree with a few other comments: really unlikely this is the first time he's done this.
 
2013-06-22 02:11:00 PM  

basemetal: /if you wannabe a cop
//go become a cop
///earn it


Come to Memphis. The police want you, for crap pay and long hours! And if you're a felon*, it's no problem! They'll second chance you!

/*non-drug and non-sexual violence.
//No. I'm not being sarcastic or kidding.
 
2013-06-22 02:13:20 PM  
Wow, he's packing a .40 cal pistol and has his work vehicle equipped with cop lights?  Sounds like being a mechanic is awesome.
 
2013-06-22 02:13:52 PM  

AndreMA: This cries out for standardization. Given that just about every police agency receives Federal funds to some degree, it would seem simple to condition some of those funds such that all new light-bars comply with some standard and that all old ones be replaced within 7 years.


IIRC, the Feds have tried this under the DOT every few years, and the states have shot it down because they want the control over their own things.

There's a bill on capital hill right now, HR 809, which aims to give the federal government the power to standardize emergency medical and rescue licensure and regulations across the United States in addition to addressing pay-for-performance billing under insurance and medicare rather than pay for transport, but I doubt it'll pass. They could do that for the Fire and EMS guys with that bill, but the Law Enforcement is a different story.

/still think LEOs should be state licensed like plumbers or Paramedics, and that an independent oversight board should be able to yank their license and make them unable to work even if their departments ignore problems.
 
2013-06-22 02:14:16 PM  
What a dumb ass.
 
2013-06-22 02:17:14 PM  
We briefly had a guy on my old volunteer fire dept who we're pretty sure joined up just so he could have some kind of a pretext for having a light (red/clear here.) He'd go tear-assing down the road with that thing on just to get people to pull off the road for him - the big man on a mission type complex or something. Thankfully, he was quickly caught and given the boot. Creepy.
 
2013-06-22 02:18:59 PM  
This guy should be an honorary FARK-cop since he has received so much of that cop-hate here.

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/deserves a donut and some jail time for being such an asshat.
 
2013-06-22 02:21:26 PM  
What is it with all these white guys taking the law into their own hands?
 
2013-06-22 02:21:56 PM  
Having lived in Oregon, I am completely unsurprised. I especially love the Oregonians who match speed with other vehicles to enforce speed limits (usually around 60, even on straight flat roads), but this is great too. Just the next logical step, I suppose.
 
2013-06-22 02:22:31 PM  
Volunteer firemen in Canada are usually green. Public works in Ontario are yellow and blue.

It's all weird everywhere
 
2013-06-22 02:24:42 PM  

hardinparamedic: basemetal: /if you wannabe a cop
//go become a cop
///earn it

Come to Memphis. The police want you, for crap pay and long hours! And if you're a felon*, it's no problem! They'll second chance you!

/*non-drug and non-sexual violence.
//No. I'm not being sarcastic or kidding.


Oh yeah, no way that will have any adverse repercussions.
 
m00
2013-06-22 02:24:59 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Ok, does anyone want to take a guess at a legitimate reason that he would need a light bar as a mechanic? I've been scratching my head for a few minutes & can't come up with one.


Tow trucks have them, because you want to alert other motorists when you are stopped on the side of a highway hooking up a car in the dark... or hauling a big ungainly piece of Detroit steel behind you. This dude was in a F150. Maybe he goes and jump-starts people, or does minor side-of-the-road work. With an F150, you can probably hook up a car behind you.
 
2013-06-22 02:25:04 PM  

downstairs: I think its pretty common knowledge that you're not allowed to have red and/or blue flashing lights.  Yellow is for non-cop/fireman/ambulance trucks.  Yellow lights anyone can have.


What if you're colorblind?
 
2013-06-22 02:26:08 PM  
Give this man a badge and a taser.

/He might actually want to help, just make sure he has a term limitation so it doesn't go to his head.
 
2013-06-22 02:26:43 PM  
If any of you  people think this had anything to do with him being a wannabe cop, or trying to enforce traffic laws, you are prey.
 
m00
2013-06-22 02:27:27 PM  
If he was smart he would have said "I'm a mechanic, and I flagged her down because I thought something was dangerously wrong with her vehicle based on how erratically she was operating it."
 
2013-06-22 02:29:42 PM  
So, it's illegal to stop a suspected drunk driver (thereby possibly saving lives), but it's perfectly okay for a store to tackle and handcuff a suspected shoplifter (thereby saving a dozen eggs)(Fark main page, 6 stories down).
 
2013-06-22 02:32:41 PM  
basemetal:Oh yeah, no way that will have any adverse repercussions.

I'll put it this way.

Shelby County, the unincorporated areas around Memphis? I'd put my life in the hands of those guys. They're all top notch, and all accredited departments that rarely, if ever, have any problems with the public and are incredibly professional. They make me proud to work with them.

City of Memphis? I'd rather crawl to the county line than have to depend on them. The only ones of them I have respect for are the ones I know personally. In the last year, we've had two people arrested on serial rape charges, one person arrested for putting a gun to the head of someone who cut them off and tracking them to their home after that person called 911 for help, multiple people arrested for bribery and theft, one idiot who murdered a family of three by going 90 miles an hour and blowing through red lights on a non-emergency call (who's being charged with three counts of vehicular homicide), and other incidents.
 
2013-06-22 02:33:17 PM  
When you do the cop's job for them they make you part of their job.
 
2013-06-22 02:33:42 PM  
Bake him away, toys...
 
2013-06-22 02:35:34 PM  

fredklein: So, it's illegal to stop a suspected drunk driver (thereby possibly saving lives), but it's perfectly okay for a store to tackle and handcuff a suspected shoplifter (thereby saving a dozen eggs)(Fark main page, 6 stories down).


Pulling someone over on the side of the road for reasonable cause of drunk driving based on observed behavior is not the same, legally, as someone witnessing an actual crime in the act and intervening to perform a citizens arrest, especially if that happens on private property and is done by a security guard legally employed and on duty with that business.

In addition, some states have laws on the books, due to the rash of 70s and 80s era blue light rapists which prayed on women on the highways, which state the only person who can legally execute a stop on the road is a law enforcement officer. One or two actually state that it has to be a marked vehicle, or the person has the right to put on their hazard flashers and drive to a populated area or police station before pulling over (Mississippi passed just such a law two years ago after a blue-light murderer in Tunica.)
 
2013-06-22 02:38:55 PM  

fredklein: So, it's illegal to stop a suspected drunk driver (thereby possibly saving lives), but it's perfectly okay for a store to tackle and handcuff a suspected shoplifter (thereby saving a dozen eggs)(Fark main page, 6 stories down).


Because you don't have the training to stop a drunk driver, or deal with a situation if it escalates.  If that person is just distracted and you cause them to have an accident you would be responsible.
 
2013-06-22 02:40:35 PM  

Eps05: Volunteer firemen in Canada are usually green. Public works in Ontario are yellow and blue.

It's all weird everywhere


In Ontario, blue is for snow removal only.
 
2013-06-22 02:41:27 PM  

hardinparamedic: Red lights are law enforcement, and blue lights are volunteers there.


Regarding NY:

Red can also be fire, for chief officers. However, if you have a red light card you MUST also use a siren when responding with a red light flashing.

Green is also used in NY for EMTs and medics that are members of VACs. FD EMTs can use green if they wish instead of blue. You are forbidden by state law to use a siren with blue or green lights.

Aaaaand just to make it really messed up, in NY funeral processions can use purple lights.

Everything but red/siren is considered a "courtesy" light, and no one has to pull over, the driver can't speed or ignore other traffic laws (run red lights, blow stop signs, etc.)

For all courtesy lights, you are allowed by law to have "a single light." This used to mean the teardrop shaped "Kojack" light but I knew a ton of vollies when I was a firefighter who would rig multiple grill lights as well as LED light bars on their cars and use timers/switchers so that only one lamp was lit at a time. But when it was running, if they came up behind you, you'd swear it was a cop. Another good trick was using blue/yellow LED light bars on the car, but getting the most orange-y yellow lens you could find. At night, it appeared close enough to red to make people move over.
 
2013-06-22 02:42:35 PM  
FarkinHostile
If any of you  people think this had anything to do with him being a wannabe cop, or trying to enforce traffic laws, you are prey.

You make an excellent point.

But I have to make the point, is he relatively any better or worse then the average cop out there today?
 
2013-06-22 02:44:21 PM  

dramboxf: Regarding NY:

Red can also be fire, for chief officers. However, if you have a red light card you MUST also use a siren when responding with a red light flashing.

Green is also used in NY for EMTs and medics that are members of VACs. FD EMTs can use green if they wish instead of blue. You are forbidden by state law to use a siren with blue or green lights.

Aaaaand just to make it really messed up, in NY funeral processions can use purple lights.

Everything but red/siren is considered a "courtesy" light, and no one has to pull over, the driver can't speed or ignore other traffic laws (run red lights, blow stop signs, etc.)

For all courtesy lights, you are allowed by law to have "a single light." This used to mean the teardrop shaped "Kojack" light but I knew a ton of vollies when I was a firefighter who would rig multiple grill lights as well as LED light bars on their cars and use timers/switchers so that only one lamp was lit at a time. But when it was running, if they came up behind you, you'd swear it was a cop. Another good trick was using blue/yellow LED light bars on the car, but getting the most orange-y yellow lens you could find. At night, it appeared close enough to red to make people move over.


NY and NJ are odd little places, I've learned. The stuff they are able to get away with up there amazes me.

Enemabag Jones: But I have to make the point, is he relatively any better or worse then the average cop out there today?


The average cop out there won't pull you over, rape you, shoot you in the face and leave you for dead. YMMV.
 
2013-06-22 02:45:49 PM  
Oh, and another thing, you know the electronic air horn that you hear cop cars use? That "whoop! whoop!" noise? In NY that's not considered a siren -- so a lot of the younger vollie guys used to install a Whalen siren in their car and not use the siren part of it, just the air horn. The only problem is, almost ALL cops use that feature when pulling someone over rather than running the siren. So people are programmed to move aside when they hear that noise.

The whole courtesy light thing is just a potential shiatstorm. Find a mixed (career + volunteer) department were vollie members respond from home to the alarms in a POV and bring up blue lights. Then pop some popcorn and sit back. HOURS of entertainment that will usually escalate into a gigantic argument.
 
2013-06-22 02:47:34 PM  
dramboxf:The whole courtesy light thing is just a potential shiatstorm. Find a mixed (career + volunteer) department were vollie members respond from home to the alarms in a POV and bring up blue lights. Then pop some popcorn and sit back. HOURS of entertainment that will usually escalate into a gigantic argument.

You're an evil, evil person. I love it. You're awesome.

I've found that when trolling volunteers, the best way to do so is to bring up spine boarding and high flow oxygen. Hours of fun.
 
2013-06-22 02:49:07 PM  

hardinparamedic: NY and NJ are odd little places, I've learned. The stuff they are able to get away with up there amazes me.


PA freaks me out. Almost any vollie firefighter can run red lights and sirens on their POVs. You see tons of jacked-up pickup trucks with full light racks on top SCREAMING to calls. My cousin was a chief officer of his hometown fd, and the 18-21yos were a constant headache. It's a wonder there weren't more horrific car accidents.

And the truth is, I had a blue light for 3 years when I was a FF/EMT, and it got you to a call about 30 seconds faster than just driving normally. Yeah, I'd blow a red light for a call at 3 in the morning, but really, the best thing about the blue light was the cops letting you through a roadblock to the fireground so you didn't have to hoof it to call with your turnout gear.
 
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