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(WFTV Orlando)   Sheriff's office posts pictures of broken down police cruisers and other equipment so taxpayers know their money isn't going to necessary improvements   ( wftv.com) divider line
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2014-01-12 03:31:20 PM  
3 votes:
FTA: after the radiator hose blew while the deputy was driving, covering his window with fluid so he couldn't see.

If only there was some magical thing to clear fluid off of a windshield.

/badluckbrian.jpeg: Windshield wipers also broken.
2014-01-12 08:06:30 PM  
1 vote:

DrPainMD: italie: GrailOfThunder: italie: Cars that are driven 12 hours a day are actually better off than cars with equivalent mileage that are driven for 15 minutes at a time.

//Thanks for submitting the opposite to the public as fact though...

Police cars are not driven nearly as gingerly as your average mom's minivan.

You've obviously never driven with my mom.

I've driven your mom, so getting a kick...

She says to stop popping the clutch so early.
2014-01-12 04:36:26 PM  
1 vote:

Edgewood Dirk: Bslim: And here I am playing the world's smallest violin. Here's what you do, Deputy McPig: take better care of your equipment.

Fark you.  I work for Highways and our snow plows break down all the time, and we have a shop mechanic.  Learn to realize normal wear and tear does not apply to public service vehicles.

You sir, are an idiot.

Are you saying that they are using their patrol cars to plow the roads? That's an improper use of equipment which makes their negligence even worse.
2014-01-12 04:21:23 PM  
1 vote:

DoctorCal: Also relevant:

http://www.wthr.com/story/18730102/family-of-impd-crash-victim-reach es -settlement-agreement

This story is from Florida. That's Indianapolis you're looking at.
2014-01-12 04:12:49 PM  
1 vote:
Around here they retire the police cars at ~80,000 miles.

They don't sell them off. The old cars are turned into scarecrows. They are parked at high risk locations such as convenience stores or large parking lots to deter robbery and theft. Someone goes around every so often and takes them to be washed or serviced and they are parked in a different location.
2014-01-12 03:56:58 PM  
1 vote:

pastorkius: A police car that has 100k miles on it doesn't reflect all the hours it's idling and when it is being driven it's typically hard acceleration, hard braking, etc.

Yeah, those daily high-speed chases through the aqueduct are brutal on the police cars.  The flying-hubcap replacement costs alone...
2014-01-12 03:44:53 PM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: Warriors Warriors Warriors: This is a stretch, but it's even possible to hire a maintenance team. I know, that's crazy.

Cheaper to outsource.  Cheapest to outsource it to the service department at Wal-Mart.  You get what you pay for.

Public employees are Soshulism. Duh.
2014-01-12 03:40:10 PM  
1 vote:
Your doing it wrong.

If you are trying to garni$h up public support for revenue generation I suggest a 3 point plan;

1) Go Fox News on the public and put out a bunch of martyred talking points about how you will not be able to effectively police the minority peoples (brown, blacks, etc) and that a$$ rape and epis$odes of The Knockout Game will be epidemic upon them at any moment...for max effect piggyback your PSA on radio and TV immediately after a AARP commercial or after a Goldline commercial on local talk radio station.

2) Go old school with speed traps and arbitrary ticketing of anyone with an out of state plate for speeding, etc. And when in doubt...just start making shiat up.

3) Put more pressure on drug raids and arrest and prosecution with monetary fines primarily as form of punishment for simple posession and such of drugs. Focus on weed in particular as it will satisfy some of the requiem and synergize with #1 and keep any uppity marijuana crazed blacks minding their own business as they walk home from the store with Skittles and iced tea from instigating a conflict with upstanding citizens who are simply Standing their Ground...

That usually works.

Your welcome!

And who says lib democrats like me DON'T ever have solutions to problems?
2014-01-12 03:39:44 PM  
1 vote:
Just 2 more chances to get out of a ticket when cop car breaks down during:  1. initial chase.  2. on way to court to fight said ticket.
2014-01-12 03:33:13 PM  
1 vote:

Bslim: And here I am playing the world's smallest violin. Here's what you do, Deputy McPig: take better care of your equipment.

Uhh, no.   A Pig with a busted-ass pigwagon is going to be more angry than average and thus more likely to convert a ticketing into an ass-whupping.

There's also the fact that they're not being held to the same standard as the rest of the county's fleet

I don't give a shiat about the popo,   I do, however, give a shiat when angry pigs being angry affect the non-pigs in the vicinity
2014-01-12 03:28:23 PM  
1 vote:
And here I am playing the world's smallest violin. Here's what you do, Deputy McPig: take better care of your equipment.
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