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(KRQE News)   Spike belts don't always work the way police want them to   (krqe.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Police, Automobile, New Mexico, Crime, place spike belts, Belts, Tire, heavy traffic  
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2021-01-27 8:50:40 PM  
I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.
 
2021-01-27 9:38:10 PM  

mr_a: I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.


Either could kill you. Or not.

Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.
 
2021-01-27 9:54:23 PM  
Two vehicles with lights flashing behind the UPS trucks, those idiots should have pulled over and let the police pass.
 
2021-01-27 10:10:51 PM  
When did we start calling spike strips, "spike belts"?
 
2021-01-27 10:41:20 PM  
I'd say they work exactly as intended. They're just not a particularly pinpoint-accurate tool.
 
2021-01-27 10:56:15 PM  
FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-01-27 10:57:02 PM  

Cafe Threads: Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.


Spike strips are designed to let air out at a rate that won't cause a catastrophic failure of the tire.  You don't hit one and have a blowout, you hit one and get a very flat tire in short order.  I only think that I know this because I've watched COPS a lot.  That doesn't mean that a driver won't still take risks that might be hazardous, of course.
 
2021-01-28 2:35:31 AM  
dat belt...

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2021-01-28 2:35:34 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I'd say they work exactly as intended. They're just not a particularly pinpoint-accurate tool.


Spike strips, the grenades of police work.
 
2021-01-28 2:39:53 AM  

fnordfocus: FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.


"What can blue do to you?"
 
2021-01-28 2:47:54 AM  

fnordfocus: FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.


Just charge the truck and its contents with a crime, confiscate it all, and leave the driver in the desert.
 
2021-01-28 2:51:24 AM  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: fnordfocus: FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.

Just charge the truck and its contents with a crime, confiscate it all, and leave the driver in the desert.


In ABQ, they would also shoot the driver, and the truck for being brown...The police like themselves some
gun play there..
 
2021-01-28 2:57:50 AM  

Cafe Threads: mr_a: I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.

Either could kill you. Or not.

Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.


What exactly are the skills that enable one to survive a bullet to the chest???
 
2021-01-28 2:58:36 AM  
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2021-01-28 3:04:59 AM  
 
2021-01-28 3:26:50 AM  

Raoul Eaton: Cafe Threads: mr_a: I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.

Either could kill you. Or not.

Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.

What exactly are the skills that enable one to survive a bullet to the chest???



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I would imagine there's a significant amount of overlap with the skills that enable you to survive shrapnel to the chest. Better hope you're lucky enough to get a bullet that likes to take things slow.
 
2021-01-28 3:57:01 AM  
This does not change the fact that in Australia there are 48 million kangaroos and in Uruguay there are 3,457,380 inhabitants. So if the kangaroos decide to invade Uruguay, each Uruguayan will have to fight 14 kangaroos.
 
2021-01-28 4:08:33 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: I'm no expert but...: [Fark user image 425x377]

As long as they aren't radioactive..


Having your belt glow in the dark will help you stand out amongst your Goth friends though, kind of a win???
 
2021-01-28 4:19:48 AM  

Raoul Eaton: Cafe Threads: mr_a: I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.

Either could kill you. Or not.

Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.

What exactly are the skills that enable one to survive a bullet to the chest???


You need to quickly lean backwards but not fall over.
 
2021-01-28 4:45:27 AM  

Hills-Sachs_Legion: fnordfocus: FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.

Just charge the truck and its contents with a crime, confiscate it all, and leave the driver in the desert.


Give him an unnamed horse.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-01-28 6:46:13 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: dat belt...
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OK maybe but he's either trying out for a hair dye commercial, West Side, or attempting to see exactly how high he can pull his pants up without undue bulge.

I only barely have an idea of who that character is and if anyone is super overdue for cheek fillers it's that f*cker right there.  Give him lots.
 
2021-01-28 7:07:53 AM  
Are there any alternative links?
Bl**dy think is blocked in the EU :-(
 
2021-01-28 7:35:34 AM  
How do these strips work on modern run-flat tires?
 
2021-01-28 7:36:28 AM  

433: Tom Marvolo Bombadil: dat belt...
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OK maybe but he's either trying out for a hair dye commercial, West Side, or attempting to see exactly how high he can pull his pants up without undue bulge.

I only barely have an idea of who that character is and if anyone is super overdue for cheek fillers it's that f*cker right there.  Give him lots.


Spike.  From 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', and 'Angel'...
 
2021-01-28 7:41:11 AM  

fnordfocus: FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.


Driver failed to pull over while police had their lights on.  Forget the charge.
Dangerous driving.
Givien most highways... speeding, since he was likely driving at the same speed as the rest of traffic.
Damage to police property.
*sniff sniff* Is that weed I smell?

Easy four/five charges without even thinking.  A cop with the full rulebook in his head should easily triple that.  That enough points to easily yank his license at the least.
 
2021-01-28 7:46:37 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'd say they work exactly as intended. They're just not a particularly pinpoint-accurate tool.

Spike strips, the grenades of police work.


Not really. You know that the cops have actual grenades right?
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-01-28 7:47:36 AM  

GrogSmash: Spike.  From 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', and 'Angel'...


But you know what I'm talking about with the bad jeans and the creepy cheeks, right?  Anyone can dye their hair but not everyone can look like they need IV fluids, denim, and rehab in the same day.  I wonder what his shoes were like.  I don't really want to think about it.
 
2021-01-28 8:00:28 AM  

Cafe Threads: mr_a: I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.

Either could kill you. Or not.

Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.


Yeah, but they only spike you once...
 
2021-01-28 8:13:04 AM  
I'm surprised they don't get more police cars that way.    It looks like they got a couple of UPS trucks and two trailing trouper rides in that one.
 
2021-01-28 8:14:04 AM  

fnordfocus: FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.


Driver for Big Brown UPS? Sure. But a nice lily-white FedEx truck probably gets extra for the inconvenience and a nice apology note.
 
2021-01-28 8:16:51 AM  
On a Tuesday in late November at Jimmy's Tavern: Rod Torfelson's Armada featuring Spike Belts.

The blowout (and longest by 1 minute, 27 seconds) concert that took place during a tumultuous moment in the band's history.
 
2021-01-28 8:58:19 AM  

dinosaursrock: Raoul Eaton: Cafe Threads: mr_a: I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.

Either could kill you. Or not.

Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.

What exactly are the skills that enable one to survive a bullet to the chest???


[Fark user image image 602x277]

I would imagine there's a significant amount of overlap with the skills that enable you to survive shrapnel to the chest. Better hope you're lucky enough to get a bullet that likes to take things slow.


The only thing I can build in a cave with a box of scraps is a pile of scrap.
 
2021-01-28 9:08:47 AM  
ABQ? Surprised the UPS Driver didn't get a free unwarranted colonoscopy.
 
2021-01-28 9:24:13 AM  

jmr61: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'd say they work exactly as intended. They're just not a particularly pinpoint-accurate tool.

Spike strips, the grenades of police work.

Not really. You know that the cops have actual grenades right?


Grenades are carpet bomb of police work - I have an equivalency chart around here somewhere... let's see: penis extension, cock waving... no - dammit it's around here somewhere.
 
2021-01-28 12:15:51 PM  
how do they feel about latex suits?
 
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