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2021-04-16 12:39:37 PM  
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2021-04-16 1:18:40 PM  
I wouldn't say that's hundreds in that picture, but god dayum fill that fence up
 
2021-04-16 1:47:12 PM  
Honest question about the air fresheners thing.

It looks like it's a law aimed at "safe driving" because they can obstruct view and cops use it as a shiatty excuse to pull people over.

Is this it? Or is there something else I'm missing.
 
2021-04-16 1:59:48 PM  
Oh you libs, you think youre sooooo funny.
 
2021-04-16 2:01:27 PM  

blastoh: Honest question about the air fresheners thing.

It looks like it's a law aimed at "safe driving" because they can obstruct view and cops use it as a shiatty excuse to pull people over.

Is this it? Or is there something else I'm missing.


Nope, that's the reasoning.  Several states have laws like that.  Though I've only ever seen it enforced on minorities or college kids.  Wonder why that is...
 
2021-04-16 2:01:32 PM  
I hate those things. Instant headache. You should be arrested if you have one and possibly tasered.
 
2021-04-16 2:01:53 PM  
Fighting and running away from the police always works.
 
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2021-04-16 2:02:58 PM  
Minnesota does have a law that you are not allowed to hang ANYTHING from the rear view mirror, that would be visible to the driver.  (Rough summary of the rules.). They teach this in every drivers ed class, and remind students not to do it.  (This includes disability parking permits that need to hang, they have to be removed before the car is back on the road.)

NOW with this said, it might have been an excuse to pull the guy over, but it in no way justifies what happened.  And frankly unless is really is obstructing the view of the driver, it's a pretty bullshiat thing to pull someone over for.
 
2021-04-16 2:03:39 PM  

blastoh: Honest question about the air fresheners thing.

It looks like it's a law aimed at "safe driving" because they can obstruct view and cops use it as a shiatty excuse to pull people over.

Is this it? Or is there something else I'm missing.


Air freshener violation: Police can pull you over for hanging items from a rearview mirror - CNN
 
2021-04-16 2:04:32 PM  

Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.


So does taking the "fake news" approach and pretending the guy was pulled over for an air freshener when running away fails.
 
2021-04-16 2:05:13 PM  

cretinbob: I wouldn't say that's hundreds in that picture, but god dayum fill that fence up


sounds like yo momma didn't love you enough
 
2021-04-16 2:06:47 PM  
And the dedicated defends of the indefensible have shown up.

Greetings brave bootlicks
 
2021-04-16 2:06:49 PM  

BobCumbers: I hate those things. Instant headache. You should be arrested if you have one and possibly tasered.


Eh.  I don't care for them--but the biggest problem is that people pull them all the way out and hang 'em up.

And that will freshen your brain cells right out the side of your head.

Your supposed to pull it out of the bag a 'notch' at a time, one notch a week.  That's why they're pine-tree shaped.

But that looks really, really stupid, especially if you hang them from your rear view mirror.
 
2021-04-16 2:08:11 PM  
so what is the proper smell to freshen up a police station? I was thinking "America" or "Leather" but "New car scent" is tried and true.

https://www.littletrees.com/fragrance​s
 
2021-04-16 2:08:57 PM  

Jeebus Saves: Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.

So does taking the "fake news" approach and pretending the guy was pulled over for an air freshener when running away fails.


Shiat will get sorted out, so, comply with the police. Spending a night in jail over BS charges is preferable to rolling the dice and hope the police don't "accidentally" shoot.
 
2021-04-16 2:09:03 PM  

Gubbo: And the dedicated defends of the indefensible have shown up.

Greetings brave bootlicks


I've heard government-issue boot polish is an acquired taste.
 
2021-04-16 2:10:07 PM  

Gubbo: And the dedicated defends of the indefensible have shown up.

Greetings brave bootlicks


Salutations!

Sooooo. Fight the police all the time, in every way possible? Good luck with that.
 
2021-04-16 2:11:40 PM  

Destructor: Gubbo: And the dedicated defends of the indefensible have shown up.

Greetings brave bootlicks

Salutations!

Sooooo. Fight the police all the time, in every way possible? Good luck with that.


I'm very white and irish. I have nothing to fear from the police.

However what they do to people who aren't like me, fark the police
 
2021-04-16 2:13:28 PM  

blastoh: Honest question about the air fresheners thing.

It looks like it's a law aimed at "safe driving" because they can obstruct view and cops use it as a shiatty excuse to pull people over.

Is this it? Or is there something else I'm missing.


Yes to both.  Growing up in a neighboring state, it was well-known that the Minensota cops would pull you over for air fresheners, fuzzy dice, whatever.  Also illegal window tint was a favorite if you had out of state plates.

Not surprising that they would use these as pretexts to stop people who are darker than ecru, too.
 
2021-04-16 2:13:39 PM  
Well it's a better alternative than burning the city down and looting
 
2021-04-16 2:13:44 PM  

Gubbo: And the dedicated defends of the indefensible have shown up.

Greetings brave bootlicks


can i get you a couple of 'er's ?
 
2021-04-16 2:14:33 PM  
I'm sure that would have stopped hitler in 1939.
 
2021-04-16 2:14:36 PM  

blastoh: Honest question about the air fresheners thing.

It looks like it's a law aimed at "safe driving" because they can obstruct view and cops use it as a shiatty excuse to pull people over.

Is this it? Or is there something else I'm missing.


That was the claim, that it is for safe driving. But it is something that police pushed for to give them another reason to pull somebody over
 
2021-04-16 2:15:30 PM  

Gubbo: And the dedicated defends of the indefensible have shown up.

Greetings brave bootlicks


I read that as, "bollocks". Still works....
 
2021-04-16 2:17:52 PM  
one in every car
 
2021-04-16 2:18:03 PM  

Destructor: Jeebus Saves: Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.

So does taking the "fake news" approach and pretending the guy was pulled over for an air freshener when running away fails.

Shiat will get sorted out, so, comply with the police. Spending a night in jail over BS charges is preferable to rolling the dice and hope the police don't "accidentally" shoot.


Ah so it's up to us to be trained, because the police can't be trusted to behave
 
2021-04-16 2:18:10 PM  

petec: Gubbo: And the dedicated defends of the indefensible have shown up.

Greetings brave bootlicks

can i get you a couple of 'er's ?


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Hmmm, pass.
 
2021-04-16 2:18:57 PM  
That reminds me, I need to cram another one of those febreeze thingys into the dashboard vent of my ride.
 
2021-04-16 2:20:01 PM  

Destructor: Jeebus Saves: Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.

So does taking the "fake news" approach and pretending the guy was pulled over for an air freshener when running away fails.

Shiat will get sorted out, so, comply with the police. Spending a night in jail over BS charges is preferable to rolling the dice and hope the police don't "accidentally" shoot.


Complying with the police also gets you shot. Running gets you shot. Standing still talking on the phone in your family's own yard gets you shot.

There's literally no course of action that won't get you shot and killed if the police office that day just farking feels like it. And they usually get away with it scott free.

Any other "helpful" suggestions? Or maybe instead we just admit the obvious truth - that the problem is a near complete lack of accountability for the actions police officers take, not some bullshiat victim blaming excuses.
 
2021-04-16 2:20:07 PM  

Gubbo: I'm very white and irish. I have nothing to fear from the police.

However what they do to people who aren't like me, fark the police


I wonder if we changed the laws, so that if police really abuse their powers over a nothing "arrest", if we can't arrange some massive payout to the "perp" (from the police budget... or pension fund. Both are good). That would go a long way to ending abuse.
 
2021-04-16 2:20:13 PM  

hobnail: blastoh: Honest question about the air fresheners thing.

It looks like it's a law aimed at "safe driving" because they can obstruct view and cops use it as a shiatty excuse to pull people over.

Is this it? Or is there something else I'm missing.

Yes to both.  Growing up in a neighboring state, it was well-known that the Minensota cops would pull you over for air fresheners, fuzzy dice, whatever.  Also illegal window tint was a favorite if you had out of state plates.

Not surprising that they would use these as pretexts to stop people who are darker than ecru, too.


Man, I have had disposable masks dangling from my mirror for a year now. No police stops.
I also had expired tags on my car for three months (DMV lost my replacements in the mail). No police stops.
White-like typing detected.
 
2021-04-16 2:20:59 PM  

Destructor: Gubbo: I'm very white and irish. I have nothing to fear from the police.

However what they do to people who aren't like me, fark the police

I wonder if we changed the laws, so that if police really abuse their powers over a nothing "arrest", if we can't arrange some massive payout to the "perp" (from the police budget... or pension fund. Both are good). That would go a long way to ending abuse.


Welcome to the side of "policing needs a radical overhaul".
 
2021-04-16 2:21:47 PM  

mongbiohazard: There's literally no course of action that won't get you shot and killed if the police office that day just farking feels like it. And they usually get away with it scott free.

Any other "helpful" suggestions? Or maybe instead we just admit the obvious truth - that the problem is a near complete lack of accountability for the actions police officers take, not some bullshiat victim blaming excuses.


Does running away or fighting back help?

cameroncrazy1984: Ah so it's up to us to be trained, because the police can't be trusted to behave


As I see it, the real problem is the immunity they hide behind. Strip that away. Have them carry malpractice insurance. I think that would solve more problems.
 
2021-04-16 2:21:51 PM  

Destructor: Jeebus Saves: Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.

So does taking the "fake news" approach and pretending the guy was pulled over for an air freshener when running away fails.

Shiat will get sorted out, so, comply with the police. Spending a night in jail over BS charges is preferable to rolling the dice and hope the police don't "accidentally" shoot.


The kid in Chicago complied with police. He was executed anyway.
 
2021-04-16 2:22:36 PM  

Destructor: mongbiohazard: There's literally no course of action that won't get you shot and killed if the police office that day just farking feels like it. And they usually get away with it scott free.

Any other "helpful" suggestions? Or maybe instead we just admit the obvious truth - that the problem is a near complete lack of accountability for the actions police officers take, not some bullshiat victim blaming excuses.

Does running away or fighting back help?

cameroncrazy1984: Ah so it's up to us to be trained, because the police can't be trusted to behave

As I see it, the real problem is the immunity they hide behind. Strip that away. Have them carry malpractice insurance. I think that would solve more problems.


Giving them tasers and not guns helps too
 
2021-04-16 2:25:30 PM  

mehhhhhh: Shoot them first. Don't stop until they stop trying to assault you. Your odds are the same, so get yours.


Is this your plan if the cops try to detain or arrest you? Or are you only advocating other people do that?
 
2021-04-16 2:25:38 PM  

lolmao500: I'm sure that would have stopped hitler in 1939.


Somebody had to play the Nazi card.
Congrats.
 
2021-04-16 2:27:33 PM  
No one has said felony forest yet?
They can help cover certain smells in automobiles, hence why they are targeted in some situations.
 
2021-04-16 2:29:14 PM  
When is the "This tree smells like my vagina" scent being released?
 
2021-04-16 2:30:06 PM  

King Something: Destructor: Jeebus Saves: Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.

So does taking the "fake news" approach and pretending the guy was pulled over for an air freshener when running away fails.

Shiat will get sorted out, so, comply with the police. Spending a night in jail over BS charges is preferable to rolling the dice and hope the police don't "accidentally" shoot.

The kid in Chicago complied with police. He was executed anyway.


He was running away with a gun. He eventually complied. And then the cop committed an unforced error and killed him.

Would it have gone different if he didn't run away? If he dropped the gun immediately and raised his hands in the air? I think there's a higher probability he'd be alive now.

cameroncrazy1984: Giving them tasers and not guns helps too


That's okay for most situations... But you need armed police in real life gun situations.

I know this isn't popular in gun culture circles... But I would prefer if the police didn't have a round chambered in their semi-automatic weapons. I never keep my guns like that. Ever. So, you have to rack a round before you can fire the weapon. Not getting technical, but not all guns are like that. But the kind the police carry should be. My personal opinion. The point is, police have to work at getting ready to shoot someone. And the mere sound of racking a round is an added deterrent.
 
2021-04-16 2:30:58 PM  

Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.


Police-state terrorism is still terrorism. I thought we were supposed to be at war with that or something.
 
2021-04-16 2:32:58 PM  

Destructor: Jeebus Saves: Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.

So does taking the "fake news" approach and pretending the guy was pulled over for an air freshener when running away fails.

Shiat will get sorted out, so, comply with the police. Spending a night in jail over BS charges is preferable to rolling the dice and hope the police don't "accidentally" shoot.


So, because the police are well known as violent, trigger-happy racists with a well-established track record of killing people and getting away with it, we should indulge their every whim and enable them silently in hopes they deign to allow us to live?

Yeah, no
 
2021-04-16 2:35:53 PM  
This is one of those laws that gets used so selectively that it shouldn't be on the books in the first place.
 
2021-04-16 2:36:37 PM  

khitsicker: so what is the proper smell to freshen up a police station? I was thinking "America" or "Leather" but "New car scent" is tried and true.

https://www.littletrees.com/fragrances​


I have a Chicago Bears air freshener. It will really make that fence stink.
 
2021-04-16 2:36:43 PM  

fiddlehead: hobnail: blastoh: Honest question about the air fresheners thing.

It looks like it's a law aimed at "safe driving" because they can obstruct view and cops use it as a shiatty excuse to pull people over.

Is this it? Or is there something else I'm missing.

Yes to both.  Growing up in a neighboring state, it was well-known that the Minensota cops would pull you over for air fresheners, fuzzy dice, whatever.  Also illegal window tint was a favorite if you had out of state plates.

Not surprising that they would use these as pretexts to stop people who are darker than ecru, too.

Man, I have had disposable masks dangling from my mirror for a year now. No police stops.
I also had expired tags on my car for three months (DMV lost my replacements in the mail). No police stops.
White-like typing detected.


My son renewed his tags in the mail last year, since the DMV offices were closed. He got the new tags in the mail the day before the old tags expired. He took the new ones to work with him the next day, and had them in the glovebox. He got pulled over for expired tags, and since they were in the glovebox, he got a lecture about being too lazy to put them on, rather than a ticket. The cops are trained to look for expired tags, since they are color coded, and a ticket means extra revenue to several cogs in the machine.
Lucky for him, he's white. Although at 300 lb., it wouldn't take much for a LEO to decide he felt threatened and get shooty.
 
2021-04-16 2:37:32 PM  

Terlis: blastoh: Honest question about the air fresheners thing.

It looks like it's a law aimed at "safe driving" because they can obstruct view and cops use it as a shiatty excuse to pull people over.

Is this it? Or is there something else I'm missing.

Nope, that's the reasoning.  Several states have laws like that.  Though I've only ever seen it enforced on minorities or college kids.  Wonder why that is...


NJ youngsters get their balls busted for hanging a CD, the grad tassle, you name. any excuse to get pulled over. when we lived in NJ i would get pulled over 3-4 times a year for general BS; very rare did i get a ticket or summons. they just wanted to ruin my day. Been in Ohio USA for 6 years, have not been pulled over once.
 
2021-04-16 2:39:41 PM  

King Something: Destructor: Jeebus Saves: Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.

So does taking the "fake news" approach and pretending the guy was pulled over for an air freshener when running away fails.

Shiat will get sorted out, so, comply with the police. Spending a night in jail over BS charges is preferable to rolling the dice and hope the police don't "accidentally" shoot.

The kid in Chicago complied with police. He was executed anyway.


The new excuse is "He didn't comply fast enough."
 
2021-04-16 2:40:56 PM  

Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.


People should comply with police.

Police shouldn't shoot unarmed people.

Failing to do the former should not excuse the latter.
 
2021-04-16 2:41:06 PM  

skin rash_oklahoma: So, because the police are well known as violent, trigger-happy racists with a well-established track record of killing people and getting away with it, we should indulge their every whim and enable them silently in hopes they deign to allow us to live?

Yeah, no


Never said that. This is a tactical situation where the goal is to reach an optimal outcome of, preferably, not getting injured (read: shot).

If the police see you; if they order you to do something. You have two basic choices, comply, or don't comply. Or am I wrong?

Unless you have a well organized staffed response system, you're on your own. Unlike you, the police can call in backup, dogs, helicopters, you name it. You? You can run away and play the "get shot in the back" lottery game.

Can the police invent bullshiat charges, plant dope or weapons on you, and lie? You betcha. But you're alive. And you can fight that shiat.

I want to strip away police immunity. So if they pull anything. The slightest thing, they're on the hook, and you win a huge cash payout. (Because you're time is worth money.) Like I said earlier, hit the police in the pocket book (and/or pension fund). They understand that.
 
2021-04-16 2:41:30 PM  

skin rash_oklahoma: Destructor: Jeebus Saves: Destructor: Fighting and running away from the police always works.

So does taking the "fake news" approach and pretending the guy was pulled over for an air freshener when running away fails.

Shiat will get sorted out, so, comply with the police. Spending a night in jail over BS charges is preferable to rolling the dice and hope the police don't "accidentally" shoot.

So, because the police are well known as violent, trigger-happy racists with a well-established track record of killing people and getting away with it, we should indulge their every whim and enable them silently in hopes they deign to allow us to live?

Yeah, no


Ok.  Continue to fight when the cops go to arrest you.  You will never, ever win that fight.
 
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