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(Chicago Trib)   If you arrest and handcuff someone and put them in the back of your police cruiser, make sure you take the keys out of the ignition first   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 27
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2013-08-25 11:08:12 AM  
It used to be a lot patrol cars didn't need a key for the ignition. Probably changed that by now
 
2013-08-25 11:45:33 AM  
Stop arresting so many people.
 
2013-08-25 11:50:31 AM  
I guess that cop forgot he was on a battlefield, like Afghanistan.
 
2013-08-25 11:53:17 AM  
With so many cars using keyless systems where you just keep a fob in your pocket, why haven't cops started using it.
 
2013-08-25 11:53:31 AM  
Or make sure you close the partition all the way.  If it's hot outside, you want to run the engine so you can run your AC so your prisoner doesn't die like a toddler at a strip club parking lot.  On the other hand, if you forget to close that sliding glass door that separates the front of your car from the rear, this kind of thing can happen.
 
2013-08-25 11:55:43 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Stop arresting so many people.


Everyone needs to be processed, citizen.
 
2013-08-25 11:56:48 AM  
I wonder if the "unknown ailment" is a merciless nightstick beating?
 
2013-08-25 11:57:07 AM  
Four cop threads in a row?  Does that make it a "Quadfecta?"  It definitely doesn't have the same ring as "Trifecta."

/Is it National Hug a Cop day on Fark?
 
2013-08-25 11:58:19 AM  
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No wonder that want all the military hardware.
 
2013-08-25 12:04:09 PM  
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2013-08-25 12:06:06 PM  
Looks like today is Keystone Kop day on Fark.

/Of course, with the shaved gorillas they put on patrol nowadays, you could have Keystone Kop week, month year, or century and never run short of material.
 
2013-08-25 12:07:06 PM  

stuffy: With so many cars using keyless systems where you just keep a fob in your pocket, why haven't cops started using it.


With the keyless systems once you've started the car with the fob inside of it you can still drive the car even if you take the fob outside of the car.  A push button start wouldn't have changed anything that happened here.
 
2013-08-25 12:10:13 PM  
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The police can trick out their whips?
 
TWX
2013-08-25 12:12:24 PM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Or make sure you close the partition all the way.  If it's hot outside, you want to run the engine so you can run your AC so your prisoner doesn't die like a toddler at a strip club parking lot.  On the other hand, if you forget to close that sliding glass door that separates the front of your car from the rear, this kind of thing can happen.


I didn't think that most commercially-available partitions opened far enough to let a person pass through them...

Makes me wonder if they're getting cheap with the upfit and didn't bother to have a full bulkhead put into the car.  There had been a day when two officers were assigned to a car, and the second officer would ride in the back with the arrestee...

Peter von Nostrand: It used to be a lot patrol cars didn't need a key for the ignition. Probably changed that by now


I've never seen a police car that didn't require a key.  I've parted-out Mopar squads from as far back as the 1970s, they usually only used one key for all tumblers instead of having a second, different key for the glove compartment and trunk, as it was unlikely that a fleet car would use valet parking...
 
2013-08-25 12:25:57 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: It used to be a lot patrol cars didn't need a key for the ignition. Probably changed that by now


I can't comment about cop cars, but my old 1990 Pontiac Sunbird didn't need a key as long as I didn't completely turn off the ignition and lock it. I could then start the car without the key indefinitely as long as I didn't turn the switch all the way back. That car was so rigged... I had to re-route the alternator wire because the original wiring by GM had it run by the exhaust manifold and it would melt in half. I bought 12-gauge wiring and routed it around the exterior of the engine compartment. Always a fun day at the mechanics.

/something something polish a turd
 
GBB
2013-08-25 12:53:28 PM  
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WEEeeeeee!
 
2013-08-25 12:57:30 PM  

TWX: Some Coke Drinking Guy: Or make sure you close the partition all the way.  If it's hot outside, you want to run the engine so you can run your AC so your prisoner doesn't die like a toddler at a strip club parking lot.  On the other hand, if you forget to close that sliding glass door that separates the front of your car from the rear, this kind of thing can happen.

I didn't think that most commercially-available partitions opened far enough to let a person pass through them...

Makes me wonder if they're getting cheap with the upfit and didn't bother to have a full bulkhead put into the car.  There had been a day when two officers were assigned to a car, and the second officer would ride in the back with the arrestee...


A lot of patrol cars have a cage/plexiglass divider between front and back seats.  I guess some departments aren't willing to spend the money to have it done to all their cars.  If you caught it, there has been times on Cops that the arresting officer had a different cop take the suspect in because he didn't have a 'cage' in his car or they had a 'paddy wagon' van come by for the suspect.
 
2013-08-25 01:08:34 PM  

lack of warmth: If you caught it, there has been times on Cops that the arresting officer had a different cop take the suspect in because he didn't have a 'cage' in his car or they had a 'paddy wagon' van come by for the suspect.


Is there a term for a "paddy wagon" that isn't ethnically disparaging?
 
2013-08-25 01:14:23 PM  

Enigmamf: lack of warmth: If you caught it, there has been times on Cops that the arresting officer had a different cop take the suspect in because he didn't have a 'cage' in his car or they had a 'paddy wagon' van come by for the suspect.

Is there a term for a "paddy wagon" that isn't ethnically disparaging?


Wop wagon?
Cracker Barrel?
Blacky Bus?
 
2013-08-25 01:15:14 PM  
You mean that when you are arrested and put in the back of the car, that you are to just sit there and wait for the free ride to the station for booking?
Wow, these cops mental mind powers must be lacking if their prisoners fought back against the merciless machine of justice

/KeyFob push button ignitions are fun. People drive home, park in the garage and walk away thinking the car would auto-shutdown as the fob gets out of distance for the required time. Then get gassed to death as the car keeps running.
 
2013-08-25 01:53:52 PM  
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2013-08-25 01:55:53 PM  

Enigmamf: lack of warmth: If you caught it, there has been times on Cops that the arresting officer had a different cop take the suspect in because he didn't have a 'cage' in his car or they had a 'paddy wagon' van come by for the suspect.

Is there a term for a "paddy wagon" that isn't ethnically disparaging?


I think technically they're just called police vans.
 
2013-08-25 02:58:03 PM  

Enigmamf: lack of warmth: If you caught it, there has been times on Cops that the arresting officer had a different cop take the suspect in because he didn't have a 'cage' in his car or they had a 'paddy wagon' van come by for the suspect.

Is there a term for a "paddy wagon" that isn't ethnically disparaging?


"Wagon" will suffice. Or "van", if you're sufficiently thin-skinned that even the mere reminder of a bygone ethnic slur gives you the vapors.
 
TWX
2013-08-25 03:46:34 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Enigmamf: lack of warmth: If you caught it, there has been times on Cops that the arresting officer had a different cop take the suspect in because he didn't have a 'cage' in his car or they had a 'paddy wagon' van come by for the suspect.

Is there a term for a "paddy wagon" that isn't ethnically disparaging?

"Wagon" will suffice. Or "van", if you're sufficiently thin-skinned that even the mere reminder of a bygone ethnic slur gives you the vapors.


With the militarization of the police in recent years, I'd much prefer them to call them paddy wagons over terms like prisoner transports and detention vehicles. Paddy Wagon sounds outright friendly by comparison, like something that Radio Flyer would have in their catalog...
 
2013-08-25 06:56:21 PM  

TWX: Some Coke Drinking Guy: Or make sure you close the partition all the way.  If it's hot outside, you want to run the engine so you can run your AC so your prisoner doesn't die like a toddler at a strip club parking lot.  On the other hand, if you forget to close that sliding glass door that separates the front of your car from the rear, this kind of thing can happen.

I didn't think that most commercially-available partitions opened far enough to let a person pass through them...

Makes me wonder if they're getting cheap with the upfit and didn't bother to have a full bulkhead put into the car.  There had been a day when two officers were assigned to a car, and the second officer would ride in the back with the arrestee...

Peter von Nostrand: It used to be a lot patrol cars didn't need a key for the ignition. Probably changed that by now

I've never seen a police car that didn't require a key.  I've parted-out Mopar squads from as far back as the 1970s, they usually only used one key for all tumblers instead of having a second, different key for the glove compartment and trunk, as it was unlikely that a fleet car would use valet parking...


when i was a patrol officer with Dallas PD we had no cages in the cars. if you were a one-man unit you put the prisoner up front next to you.
it made for some fun rides to jail.
 
2013-08-25 07:34:38 PM  
Fisher remains under police guard at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was taken after suffering a unknown ailment following his arrest


Hmm - I'm thinking he assaulted the policeman's baton numerous times while still being handcuffed.  There's a fine for that.
 
2013-08-25 10:35:35 PM  

DubyaHater: I wonder if the "unknown ailment" is a merciless nightstick beating?


We used to call it 'the wooden shampoo'.
 
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