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(My Fox Austin)   In a move that will certainly not spark any confusion over why police are suddenly pulling over young people, the city of Austin will now start ticketing kids for doing positive things   (myfoxaustin.com) divider line 88
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2014-08-12 07:37:05 PM  
"Ma'am, I stopped your child to give him a ticket for looking both ways before crossing, and unfortunately--a struggle ensued, and your child went for my service weapon.  I had no choice.  Anyways, here's his Slurpee coupon."
 
2014-08-12 07:53:31 PM  
Check out brimfield oh police department. They ticket kids who wear a helmet and give them a free coupon for ice cream. If they don't have one, the give one to them. Pretty cool.
 
2014-08-12 08:24:42 PM  

BravadoGT: "Ma'am, I stopped your child to give him a ticket for looking both ways before crossing, and unfortunately--a struggle ensued, and your child went for my service weapon.  I had no choice.  Anyways, here's his Slurpee coupon."


Can't see this happening in my town.....( maybe in Seattle, WA, where there's been more than one trigger-happy cop)
 
2014-08-12 08:24:50 PM  

BravadoGT: "Ma'am, I stopped your child to give him a ticket for looking both ways before crossing, and unfortunately--a struggle ensued, and your child went for my service weapon.  I had no choice.  Anyways, here's his Slurpee coupon."


You'd think they would include a donut
 
2014-08-12 08:41:55 PM  
Ideally, police would be doing ONLY this kind of ticketing and letting people with minor infractions off with verbal warnings.

I wonder how long this policy will last before they start abusing it to frisk minorities and "find" just enough crack to arrest them.
 
2014-08-12 08:44:29 PM  
secularright.org

Approves.
 
2014-08-12 09:12:49 PM  
They're still detaining you, and I'm sure resisting their detention is frowned upon.
 
2014-08-12 09:20:45 PM  

BravadoGT: "Ma'am, I stopped your child to give him a ticket for looking both ways before crossing, and unfortunately--a struggle ensued, and your child went for my service weapon.  I had no choice.  Anyways, here's his Slurpee coupon."


Or "I stopped your son because he was wearing a bike helmet but then the dog smelled something and now he's in jail".
 
2014-08-12 09:57:47 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: They're still detaining you, and I'm sure resisting their detention is frowned upon.


Or not answering nosy questions.
 
2014-08-12 10:12:20 PM  

BravadoGT: "Ma'am, I stopped your child to give him a ticket for looking both ways before crossing, and unfortunately--a struggle ensued, and your child went for my service weapon.  I had no choice.  Anyways, here's his Slurpee coupon."


I lol'd.

I need to get the fark off the internet. :P
 
2014-08-12 11:23:21 PM  
Nice. this is called community policing, and i have done this. See a kid do something good? Give him a cupon for a free meal, toy, or whatever thing the chief gave us to hand out.

/Get them while they are young. Not sure it did allot of good..but was nice to make a kid happy for a few minutes.
 
2014-08-12 11:24:27 PM  

fusillade762: BravadoGT: "Ma'am, I stopped your child to give him a ticket for looking both ways before crossing, and unfortunately--a struggle ensued, and your child went for my service weapon.  I had no choice.  Anyways, here's his Slurpee coupon."

Or "I stopped your son because he was wearing a bike helmet but then the dog smelled something and now he's in jail".


img2.wikia.nocookie.net

/obvious meme is obvious
//not doing anything wrong, nothing to worry about - yadda yadda
 
2014-08-12 11:26:40 PM  
Operation Product Placement.
 
2014-08-12 11:27:04 PM  
Damn. No good deed goes unpun-

The ticket is actually a coupon for a free 7-Eleven Slurpee.

Oh. In that case, ticket away.
 
2014-08-12 11:27:56 PM  
Will they track demographics as they do with other police interaction?

/buys stock in butter, popcorn
 
2014-08-12 11:28:43 PM  

Apos: Damn. No good deed goes unpun-

The ticket is actually a coupon for a free 7-Eleven Slurpee.

Oh. In that case, ticket away.


Is there an opt out? Any interaction with the police can result in lose of freedom, life, or limb.
 
2014-08-12 11:39:57 PM  
"Thanks for wearing your bike helmet! Now, for the Good Deed coupon, I need your name, date of birth, residential address, a picture ID, the password to your phone and email, and need to check the contents of your bag and pockets."
 
2014-08-12 11:44:14 PM  
being austin, surprised the ticket isnt a ounce of weed or a coupon for sixth street.
 
2014-08-12 11:51:31 PM  

fusillade762: BravadoGT: "Ma'am, I stopped your child to give him a ticket for looking both ways before crossing, and unfortunately--a struggle ensued, and your child went for my service weapon.  I had no choice.  Anyways, here's his Slurpee coupon."

Or "I stopped your son because he was wearing a bike helmet but then the dog smelled something and now he's in jail".


Yep.  Cops should never be pulling over citizens for "good behavior".  Nobody wants to be pulled over by the cops, for any reason.  What if the teen panics and floors it?
 
2014-08-12 11:57:22 PM  
I hope diabetic kids are dicks in Austin.
 
2014-08-13 12:00:01 AM  
Austin police have a well earned reputation as killers of unarmed brown kids.
 
2014-08-13 12:01:30 AM  
What are they trying to make people sedentary?
"Here's a coupon for a diabetes...."


/Sponsored by Carls Jr.
 
2014-08-13 12:02:29 AM  
Hasn't this been shown time and time again to be a cheap ploy to circumvent the 4th amendment?
 
2014-08-13 12:03:31 AM  
Diabeetus is coming.

That or police brutality.
 
2014-08-13 12:07:31 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: fusillade762: BravadoGT: "Ma'am, I stopped your child to give him a ticket for looking both ways before crossing, and unfortunately--a struggle ensued, and your child went for my service weapon.  I had no choice.  Anyways, here's his Slurpee coupon."

Or "I stopped your son because he was wearing a bike helmet but then the dog smelled something and now he's in jail".

Yep.  Cops should never be pulling over citizens for "good behavior".  Nobody wants to be pulled over by the cops, for any reason.  What if the teen panics and floors it?


That is the whole point.  If you don't pull over, they get to detain you for fleeing.  If you do pull over, they get a chance to see if there is anything they can pin on you to detain you.  If they don't see anything to warrant detaining, they can then claim they were giving you a gift certificate for good behavior.  Someone driving fine and not hitting any "bad person" buttons will never ever get one of these (okay, maybe three people will, just to serve as "look, we gave them to safe drivers" examples).  If one were so inclined as to load up on Slurpee coupons, you would get a somewhat ratty car, put a few stoner-related bumberstickers on it, get a mildly suggestive vanity plate with a pro-pot frame, and drive down the street at exact 3 miles below the rated speed limit (and never ever do anything even remotely illegal in/with the car) - you'd get pulled over at least once a week like clockwork and be sent on your way with a coupon after two minutes of the hairy eyeball.
 
2014-08-13 12:10:28 AM  
It's sad when the police have to put forth a campaign to show that they are the "good guys." If people don't believe that you're there to "protect and serve," you're probably doing it wrong.
 
2014-08-13 12:14:46 AM  

phrawgh: Apos: Damn. No good deed goes unpun-

The ticket is actually a coupon for a free 7-Eleven Slurpee.

Oh. In that case, ticket away.

Is there an opt out? Any interaction with the police can result in lose of freedom, life, or limb.


Yes. Don't do anything positive.

/Now is my moment to shine!
 
2014-08-13 12:17:21 AM  
It's never gone to the Supreme Court, but pulling people over to tell them they are doing a good job, is an old idea that has been tried multiple times by feel good idiots.  The programs almost always come and go with the officers on the street never doing the actual stops, because they know their ass will be in the sling, should they discover trouble.  Yes cops want to catch you.  Yes, they occasionally employ morally questionable tactics.  However, no one wants to be caught in a legal clusterfark that could end their career, or cost them their reputation.
 
2014-08-13 12:18:37 AM  

phrawgh: Apos: Damn. No good deed goes unpun-

The ticket is actually a coupon for a free 7-Eleven Slurpee.

Oh. In that case, ticket away.

Is there an opt out? Any interaction with the police can result in lose of freedom, life, or limb.


An understandable concern. However, as long as each and every coupon presentation occurs in broad daylight in the neighborhood of the lucky recipient, and is preceded by semi-circular arrangement of every resident with camera phones poised to preserve the event for *ahem* "posterity"; two news vans AND choppers with superb vantage points; and last-but not least-a blared announcement, well....I don't see the harm.
 
2014-08-13 12:19:16 AM  
What if its the protester that get out of hand?
 
2014-08-13 12:20:06 AM  
Oops wrong thread.
 
2014-08-13 12:29:42 AM  
Fark the nay sayers. This is cool. Especially in the summer time.
 
2014-08-13 12:34:03 AM  
A lot of cynics in this thread. I've had two encounters with police this year, both times they were helpful. They probably saved my wife's life, but yeah they're all thugs who want to keep tabs on us. *eyeroll*
 
2014-08-13 12:37:36 AM  
"Do you know why I pulled you over, ma'am?"

i.dailymail.co.uk

"'Cos I'm black."
 
2014-08-13 12:39:44 AM  

TheHighlandHowler: They're still detaining you, and I'm sure resisting their detention is frowned upon.


Actually, no, they'd not be detaining you.
 
2014-08-13 12:41:57 AM  

Abacus9: A lot of cynics in this thread. I've had two encounters with police this year, both times they were helpful. They probably saved my wife's life, but yeah they're all thugs who want to keep tabs on us. *eyeroll*


You sound white.

/hate to use the same joke twice, but "meh"
 
2014-08-13 12:43:03 AM  

phalamir: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: fusillade762: BravadoGT: "Ma'am, I stopped your child to give him a ticket for looking both ways before crossing, and unfortunately--a struggle ensued, and your child went for my service weapon.  I had no choice.  Anyways, here's his Slurpee coupon."

Or "I stopped your son because he was wearing a bike helmet but then the dog smelled something and now he's in jail".

Yep.  Cops should never be pulling over citizens for "good behavior".  Nobody wants to be pulled over by the cops, for any reason.  What if the teen panics and floors it?

That is the whole point.  If you don't pull over, they get to detain you for fleeing.  If you do pull over, they get a chance to see if there is anything they can pin on you to detain you.  If they don't see anything to warrant detaining, they can then claim they were giving you a gift certificate for good behavior.  Someone driving fine and not hitting any "bad person" buttons will never ever get one of these (okay, maybe three people will, just to serve as "look, we gave them to safe drivers" examples).  If one were so inclined as to load up on Slurpee coupons, you would get a somewhat ratty car, put a few stoner-related bumberstickers on it, get a mildly suggestive vanity plate with a pro-pot frame, and drive down the street at exact 3 miles below the rated speed limit (and never ever do anything even remotely illegal in/with the car) - you'd get pulled over at least once a week like clockwork and be sent on your way with a coupon after two minutes of the hairy eyeball.


Well, a cop can smell weed anywhere, even from a county over and yet it still just happens to be drifting over your car, so it's time to step out and have a search and roadside sobriety test done....
 
2014-08-13 12:51:12 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Abacus9: A lot of cynics in this thread. I've had two encounters with police this year, both times they were helpful. They probably saved my wife's life, but yeah they're all thugs who want to keep tabs on us. *eyeroll*

You sound white.

/hate to use the same joke twice, but "meh"


You sound stupid. Suck my balls.
 
2014-08-13 12:54:42 AM  
CSB:

I was pulled over in Terre Haute back when the big campaign was going on to try to get people to wear their seat belts (get off my lawn, etc.). The officer thanked me for wearing my seat belt and gave me coupons for free Rally's.

'Twas a much simpler time.

/CSB
 
2014-08-13 01:03:19 AM  
What non Austin natives may not understand about this is that APD has a very VERY serious PR problem and has for decades. A very well deserved PR problem. The Police Chief we have had for a while has made a lot of public statements trying to dial back the bad PR, and has had almost 0 success.

Its a VERY well deserved PR problem. farking new Austin transplants have no idea the shiat that has gone down here over the last few decades.
 
2014-08-13 01:10:11 AM  

Apos: Damn. No good deed goes unpun-

The ticket is actually a coupon for a free 7-Eleven Slurpee.

Oh. In that case, ticket away.


But the Slurpee is poison. :(
 
2014-08-13 01:11:30 AM  
Junk food is not a reward, it's a method of compliance control.
 
2014-08-13 01:16:08 AM  

stuffy: Oops wrong thread.


No, no. That's a perfectly valid question. The answer is, the protestors get beaten. That's actually always the answer.
 
2014-08-13 01:26:36 AM  
Because police interviews are FUN, kids!
 
2014-08-13 01:26:40 AM  
Heavens to Betsy! We wouldnt want cops and kids interacting and thinking of each other as humans would we?
 
2014-08-13 01:32:00 AM  

InsaneJelloTroll: It's sad when the police have to put forth a campaign to show that they are the "good guys." If people don't believe that you're there to "protect and serve," you're probably doing it wrong.


it's a fishing expedition not a "please like us!" campaign.

Abacus9: A lot of cynics in this thread. I've had two encounters with police this year, both times they were helpful. They probably saved my wife's life, but yeah they're all thugs who want to keep tabs on us. *eyeroll*


Congratulations? I'm not sure what your point is supposed to be.
 
2014-08-13 01:50:24 AM  

doglover: Ideally, police would be doing ONLY this kind of ticketing and letting people with minor infractions off with verbal warnings.

I wonder how long this policy will last before they start abusing it to frisk minorities and "find" just enough crack to arrest them.


This program has already been going for over 10 years..
 
2014-08-13 01:55:44 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Operation Product Placement.


Yeah you know me!
 
2014-08-13 02:00:06 AM  

Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Abacus9: A lot of cynics in this thread. I've had two encounters with police this year, both times they were helpful. They probably saved my wife's life, but yeah they're all thugs who want to keep tabs on us. *eyeroll*

You sound white.

/hate to use the same joke twice, but "meh"

You sound stupid. Suck my balls.


Awww, how cute.

/seriously: you're adorable. never change.
 
2014-08-13 02:00:23 AM  

Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Abacus9: A lot of cynics in this thread. I've had two encounters with police this year, both times they were helpful. They probably saved my wife's life, but yeah they're all thugs who want to keep tabs on us. *eyeroll*

You sound white.

/hate to use the same joke twice, but "meh"

You sound stupid. Suck my balls.


Haha, that's a "yes."
 
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