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(ABC)   Protip: Cops really hate it when people try to help other people obey the law, so don't do that   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 96
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2014-01-17 09:01:42 AM  
What an asshole.  The police have a hard enough time with their jobs without some dipshiat attention whore trespassing on public property for a publicity stunt.
 
2014-01-17 09:14:55 AM  
Police instead cited the city's ordinance that states that people holding or wearing signs for advertising must be on private property.

And what exactly was he advertising piggys? Case should have been thrown right out.
 
2014-01-17 09:18:17 AM  
I remember when we had a first amendment.
 
2014-01-17 09:23:21 AM  
I am pretty sure there is precedent behind this, he will probably win if his lawyer is worth his salt.
 
2014-01-17 09:23:39 AM  
misdemeanor charge of waving a homemade sign.


Guess he needs a shirt.

lubbockonline.com
 
2014-01-17 09:24:41 AM  

Lucky LaRue: trespassing on public property



¿Que?
 
2014-01-17 09:25:07 AM  
Charged with "obstructing justice"?

/dnrtfa
 
2014-01-17 09:32:03 AM  
Land of the Free.
Home of the Brave.
 
2014-01-17 09:33:34 AM  

vudukungfu: I remember when we had a first amendment.


That only applies to people that can afford a horde of lawyers.  Because freedom isn't free.
 
2014-01-17 09:37:05 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: vudukungfu: I remember when we had a first amendment.

That only applies to people that can afford a horde of lawyers.  Because freedom isn't free.


Yeah, but if it were then like everyone would have it.  Can't have that.
 
2014-01-17 09:50:17 AM  
scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2014-01-17 09:52:18 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: vudukungfu: I remember when we had a first amendment.

That only applies to people that can afford a horde of lawyers.  Because freedom isn't free.


It's all about money, not freedom, ya'll, okay? Nothing to do with farkin' freedom. If you think you're free, try going somewhere without farking money, okay? - Bill Hicks
 
2014-01-17 09:52:38 AM  
I figured he flicked his brights at people traveling in the opposite direction.  This is a new take on that.
 
2014-01-17 10:17:01 AM  
auto play =========================GAAAHAGHAGHAGAH!
 
2014-01-17 10:22:30 AM  

Lucky LaRue: What an asshole.  The police have a hard enough time with their jobs without some dipshiat attention whore trespassing on public property for a publicity stunt.


A boob in the boobies, how original.
 
2014-01-17 10:23:22 AM  
Most freeways/interstates forbid foot/bicycle/animal traffic, so maybe that was the problem.
 
2014-01-17 10:24:03 AM  

brandent: auto play =========================GAAAHAGHAGHAGAH!


THE RAMONES.  STARTED.  IN.A.GARAGE.

It's truly a shame they never realized their dreams of becoming car salesmen while they were alive.
 
2014-01-17 10:24:23 AM  

ChubbyTiger: Lucky LaRue: What an asshole.  The police have a hard enough time with their jobs without some dipshiat attention whore trespassing on public property for a publicity stunt.

A boob in the boobies, how original.


Original indeed...
 
2014-01-17 10:27:09 AM  
This is Obama's America
 
2014-01-17 10:27:17 AM  

unlikely: [scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x649]


We have signs similar to that in this town.  They say "RADAR IS WATCHING" and have CREEPY/ANGRY WATCHING EYES at the bottom.  I've always wanted to get an 8x10 print of Radar O'Reilly and post it right below the sign.
 
2014-01-17 10:28:28 AM  
Frisco, TX:   An IKEA surrounded by a suburban wasteland. No real crime to speak of so the police have nothing better to do than set up speed traps.
 
2014-01-17 10:28:33 AM  
Ok that guy's pretty good looking for Texas
 
2014-01-17 10:30:17 AM  

xanadian: Charged with "obstructing justice"?

/dnrtfa


Misuse of quotation marks.

i171.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-17 10:33:44 AM  

Gunny Highway: I figured he flicked his brights at people traveling in the opposite direction.  This is a new take on that.


For Ohio, It's illegal to have flashing lights on your car, flicking your brights hasn't been held up as qualifying.  So no guarantee you won't be charged and have to fight it, but from what I read it's probably legal to do in Ohio.  Also, proof could be difficult for an officer as long as you truly had trouble seeing and thought a moment of brights  in the middle of the day would help*.  Though save that for your lawyer to present, don't say shiat to an officer.

Does anyone use Trapster?

/I should check the new laws on using electronics/GPS while moving.
 
2014-01-17 10:33:53 AM  

fruitloop: xanadian: Charged with "obstructing justice"?

/dnrtfa

Misuse of quotation marks.

[i171.photobucket.com image 639x358]

"Claims he's on the same side as police."


Are you disturbing their revenue stream? Then you're not on their side. It has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with money.
 
2014-01-17 10:38:56 AM  
Don't mess with Texas, y'all. Yeehaw. MURCA.

/surprised he didnt get shot.
//He was pointing a recording device right at an officer.
 
2014-01-17 10:40:59 AM  
I flat out don't understand why anyone would warn people of a speed trap.  Do they want people speeding through their neighborhoods?
 
2014-01-17 10:44:10 AM  
I always warn oncoming drivers of speed traps by flashing my lights.  Someday it will probably get me trouble as, yes indeed, the police do not like you obstructing their revenue stream.

General cop asshattery has gotten to the point where I've finally set up a dash cam on my car, with a secondary recording device for when I get pulled over.
 
2014-01-17 10:47:32 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I flat out don't understand why anyone would warn people of a speed trap.  Do they want people speeding through their neighborhoods?


The purpose of warning people about a speed trap is so they decrease their speed before said speed trap. If they continue to speed, the cops will get them for speeding.

I flat out don't understand how you don't understand that.
 
2014-01-17 10:50:37 AM  
"Where was the cops when I was rippin' off dividends? Out writin' tickets to hard workin' citizens" - Willie D
 
2014-01-17 10:54:21 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I flat out don't understand why anyone would warn people of a speed trap.  Do they want people speeding through their neighborhoods?


Speed traps are designed to be misleading to rook in visitors. Residents are typically given a pass when caught. They aren't about public safety, they are about importing income to the town.
 
2014-01-17 10:54:23 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Ker_Thwap: I flat out don't understand why anyone would warn people of a speed trap.  Do they want people speeding through their neighborhoods?

The purpose of warning people about a speed trap is so they decrease their speed before said speed trap. If they continue to speed, the cops will get them for speeding.

I flat out don't understand how you don't understand that.


What's more of a deterrent to future speeding?  Getting a $200 ticket, or narrowly avoiding a speed trap?  Do you want your pedestrians, children and old people getting the mail to be killed?

Fark speeders, fark the selfish clowns who risk other people's lives because they were too lazy or inept to leave the house five minute earlier.  Fark them hard.
 
2014-01-17 10:56:30 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I flat out don't understand why anyone would warn people of a speed trap.  Do they want people speeding through their neighborhoods?


Maybe because you don't like the cops hassling your family, friends, and neighbors for something they do to?
 
2014-01-17 10:56:59 AM  
In my city, police post their own signs to that effect. Huge yellow things that say stuff like,
"Aggressive Driving Enforcement Zone"  and  "Speed Enforcement Area Ahead"
They're temporary signs that move around, and they tell the truth about the traffic cops' location for the day.
I've always wondered who the heck came up with that bright idea. Bizarre.
 
2014-01-17 10:58:18 AM  

xanadian: unlikely: [scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x649]

We have signs similar to that in this town.  They say "RADAR IS WATCHING" and have CREEPY/ANGRY WATCHING EYES at the bottom.


static4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-17 10:58:49 AM  

Ker_Thwap: What's more of a deterrent to future speeding?  Getting a $200 ticket, or narrowly avoiding a speed trap?  Do you want your pedestrians, children and old people getting the mail to be killed?


Most people are smart enough to get the mail out of the mailbox WITHOUT standing in a lane of travel. That's how they live long enough to get old.

And if your kid is so dumb they play in the middle of the street I would suggest that more supervision is required.
 
2014-01-17 10:58:52 AM  
Motorcycle riders will pat the tops of their heads to warn drivers of speed traps. Helmet manufacturers have conveniently placed vents on the top of the helmets, so if pulled over a rider can simply tell the officer he was trying to adjust his airflow, which is at least plausible.
 
2014-01-17 11:00:20 AM  
Amateur.  Waze does this without the risk.

i.imgur.com

Or is Waze now bad because Google evil (derp)
 
2014-01-17 11:03:32 AM  
Ker_Thwap:

What's more of a deterrent to future speeding?  Getting a $200 ticket, or narrowly avoiding a speed trap?  Do you want your pedestrians, children and old people getting the mail to be killed?


How else am i supposed to set a new high score?
 
2014-01-17 11:04:21 AM  

SpectroBoy: Ker_Thwap: What's more of a deterrent to future speeding?  Getting a $200 ticket, or narrowly avoiding a speed trap?  Do you want your pedestrians, children and old people getting the mail to be killed?

Most people are smart enough to get the mail out of the mailbox WITHOUT standing in a lane of travel. That's how they live long enough to get old.

And if your kid is so dumb they play in the middle of the street I would suggest that more supervision is required.


Newsflash, not all mailboxes are on the same side of the street.  People, even children have to cross the road occasionally.  In winter, snowbanks prevent stepping off the road if you want to walk to your neighbors house.  People in cars often have to pull onto the road at low speeds.

You must just love it when look both ways, listen for traffic, be observant and make a decision based on the prevailing speed limit, and some selfish clown comes along at 30 over the limit and t-bones you.
 
2014-01-17 11:04:36 AM  

geek_mars: Motorcycle riders will pat the tops of their heads to warn drivers of speed traps.


Interesting. Didn't know that one.
 
2014-01-17 11:05:28 AM  
CSB Time

Driving on the same road as always went past a Sheriff's  radar trap, nothing, I then see a car coming up the hill towards him and hit my lights on and off.

Sheriff didn't blink an eye, but 100 yards ahead a State Police pulls out and pulls me over.

I knew I was doing 55 because of the Sheriff, State Cops walks up and says "you're speeding" and I said no, if I was the Sheriff I just went by would have gotten me first.  He looks up the road and sees him and get's very pissed.  Lets me sit for 30 minutes and comes back up to me and hands me a ticket for 78 in a 55.

He then says as he leaves good luck fighting this as you should never flash your lights around me.

Cops name, Badman

Back to the thread
 
2014-01-17 11:05:50 AM  

TheStag: Ker_Thwap:

What's more of a deterrent to future speeding?  Getting a $200 ticket, or narrowly avoiding a speed trap?  Do you want your pedestrians, children and old people getting the mail to be killed?


How else am i supposed to set a new high score?


Babies in strollers of course.
 
2014-01-17 11:07:07 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I flat out don't understand why anyone would warn people of a speed trap.  Do they want people speeding through their neighborhoods?


It's more of a "fark off" to the cops. We have a street on a steep hill in my neighborhood where the limit drops from 35 to 25 at the crest. It can be difficult to slow down quickly with cars behind you while driving down. Of course, cops sit about 10 feet down the hill and nail people all day. I always give people the light flash when I see a cop on that hill. Cops give out expensive, chickenshiat tickets for going 3 over in this city. Why wouldn't I save people from paying a BS fine?
 
2014-01-17 11:12:02 AM  

bearcats1983: Ker_Thwap: I flat out don't understand why anyone would warn people of a speed trap.  Do they want people speeding through their neighborhoods?

It's more of a "fark off" to the cops. We have a street on a steep hill in my neighborhood where the limit drops from 35 to 25 at the crest. It can be difficult to slow down quickly with cars behind you while driving down. Of course, cops sit about 10 feet down the hill and nail people all day. I always give people the light flash when I see a cop on that hill. Cops give out expensive, chickenshiat tickets for going 3 over in this city. Why wouldn't I save people from paying a BS fine?


Because of physics.  The speed limit is 25 going down the hill because it takes longer to brake to a stop going down a steep hill.  You've probably learned to slow down in that location, yes?

I got pulled over for going 3 over once, got a warning.  I now drive slower in that town.  Life goes on.
 
2014-01-17 11:20:26 AM  

BiffSpiffy: CSB Time

Driving on the same road as always went past a Sheriff's  radar trap, nothing, I then see a car coming up the hill towards him and hit my lights on and off.

Sheriff didn't blink an eye, but 100 yards ahead a State Police pulls out and pulls me over.

I knew I was doing 55 because of the Sheriff, State Cops walks up and says "you're speeding" and I said no, if I was the Sheriff I just went by would have gotten me first.  He looks up the road and sees him and get's very pissed.  Lets me sit for 30 minutes and comes back up to me and hands me a ticket for 78 in a 55.

He then says as he leaves good luck fighting this as you should never flash your lights around me.

Cops name, Badman

Back to the thread


ITG time, I think I'd fight that especially with the admission/threat.  I do always ask to see the radar, usually they get me for more than I thought I was doing.   Then again, maybe not. $80 vs a day or two off work for court (usually on the opposite side of the state).  As I mentioned above it's not explicitly illegal in Ohio, and apparently where you were ticketed since you got ticketed for something else.
 
2014-01-17 11:26:29 AM  
Frisco cops learned to be assholes by watching Plano cops for years.  Plano had this down to a science 30 years ago, and since Frisco has boomed over the last 20-30 years they decided to emulate their bigger, more experienced brethren.  And Plano cops were the most hated in the entire Metroplex even then.

/Irving native
 
2014-01-17 11:28:10 AM  

AngryDragon: Amateur.  Waze does this without the risk.

[i.imgur.com image 240x344]

Or is Waze now bad because Google evil (derp)


I have been using trapster.  They used to show when other users have been down your road in the last few hours, but they don't do that anymore so I don't know if anyone in Ohio uses it anymore.  I just looked it up and it is legal to use non-texting apps if you are over 18 in ohio.  Back when they did show recent traffic, it was really only good for highway use on weekends for live police traps.

Stationary traps are still listed the rest of the time to keep you alert.  In Ohio it's just about every highway turn around.  I don't know if it's law or just a guideline but cop cars in Ohio are rarely obstructed.
 
2014-01-17 11:33:01 AM  

cfreak: Frisco, TX:   An IKEA surrounded by a suburban wasteland. No real crime to speak of so the police have nothing better to do than set up speed traps.


Can you blame them?  With no significant crime, it's hard to get funding for your body armor, helmets, M-4's with laser scopes and tactical urban assault vehicle.  If they don't raise the cash somehow, how do you expect them to feel like REAL police officers?
Without all those toys, they're just a gaggle of Barney Fife's with ticket books.  And you can't look cool, unless you're in all-black armor and a face-concealing mask.
Just ask Darth Vader.
 
2014-01-17 11:33:50 AM  

TheGogmagog: AngryDragon: Amateur.  Waze does this without the risk.

[i.imgur.com image 240x344]

Or is Waze now bad because Google evil (derp)

I have been using trapster.  They used to show when other users have been down your road in the last few hours, but they don't do that anymore so I don't know if anyone in Ohio uses it anymore.  I just looked it up and it is legal to use non-texting apps if you are over 18 in ohio.  Back when they did show recent traffic, it was really only good for highway use on weekends for live police traps.

Stationary traps are still listed the rest of the time to keep you alert.  In Ohio it's just about every highway turn around.  I don't know if it's law or just a guideline but cop cars in Ohio are rarely obstructed.


Yeah.  I avoid driving through Ohio at all costs and if I have to traverse it, someone else can play police roulette.  Having to pay fines on the spot is total bullshiat.  At least I know why their roads don't look like barrage zones like in Michigan.
 
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