A question for LEOs, a little long.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by 390beretta, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. HanzoSteel

    HanzoSteel n00bish

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    Also missing Postal Worker.
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  2. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    A "community activist" is just a "civil servant/politician" in 10 years.
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  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Have you ever spent time around a surgeon? Many of them are ego-manical d- bags with God complexes. Totally different from a GP. Of course, those are the ones that you want operating on you most of the time IMO.
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  4. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    False.
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  5. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    False.
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  6. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Seriously?

    Hard to argue for us cops when even we can't keep up a minimum level of respectful discord.

    *shaking my head as I walk away*

    There's always one.
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  7. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    There's a cop that hangs out on the TWT forum that acts like him. He's everything that most of us see in the "stereotypical" cop. Maybe it's a Texas thing, I dunno. I do know that outside of TX and OK, all my dealings with LEO's has been pleasant.
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  8. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    To me, the stereotypical cop is fair, honest & hardworking & wiling to do what I was not - earn shit pay to stand in harm's way. I'm all about the private sector.

    And yes, I'm being serious.
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  9. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    You didn't live in TX for 20 years. And obviously stereotype doesn't mean what you think it means.
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  10. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    True but I did live in London.
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  11. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    The only interaction with law enforcement I had when I lived in London was with photo-radar. :lol3
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  12. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    Then kindly butt out, you aren't subject to the powertripping abuse of authority here in the states.

    That cops 'community activist' comment, while a swipe at obama, was also a swipe at me or my friends and comrades.

    Reminds me of the time I was on a radio call-in with the SF police chief and I challenged some things he had said about the use of public space during the occupy heyday, his response, quote 'just the homeless' demonstrates how insidious and systemic the problem is.

    A few of them may be drawn by the idea of serving the public good, but the evidence is mounting that far too many to be ignored are serving other, competing interests.
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  13. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    I'll butt out when you take your shit to CSM where it belongs.

    Otherwise this remains a general conversation about cops interacting with bikers.
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  14. ghostryder

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    Annnnnddddd here is where the tread turns to shit.
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  15. Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 2 Cheap 4 a KLR

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    I very rarely get ticketed when pulled and when I am ticketed it normally is writes up for less than it was.
    My suggestions
    Have your stuff ready for them
    Be respectful
    Don't be an ass
    Don't lie
    And don't be an ass .... yes I said it twice.


    Remember they are doing a job and chance are they don't want to be on the side of the road writing a ticket especially if you they are not a traffic/highway cop. One of my deputy friends has wrote only 2 speeding tickets in 5 years and he said he only wrote those 2 because they got shitty with him before he even spoke. On the other side a town cop friend of mine gas wrote 2700 tickets in a year yes almost three thousand speeding tickets .
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  16. Badge320

    Badge320 Wild Hog No. 3

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    He's doing a pretty good job of shitting in multiple threads.
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  17. aldend123

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    Perhaps they'd like to play Q&A? Or maybe you could let them know the internet would like to hear their input on what results in a ticket?
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  18. Human Ills

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    Nope, went to shit with the csm-worthy post I quoted
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  19. gpounce

    gpounce Been here awhile

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    I got a speeding ticket in the cage a couple weeks ago- a fast downhill run over a ridge- a highway absurdly set with a 55 limit- its SO easy to get sucked into the downhill. Halfway down theres a rest area providing convenient view of the highway- the state highway patrol sets their radar there so they zap everybody at their max speed going down the hill ( no exits/entraces for a couple miles well after the road levels out- pretty much a full on highway w/ 55mph limit).

    He clocked me at 73-ish, I did not play the jerk apologized for the hill sucking me in and he reduced my fine to the minimum his system would accept ($35 or so)- presumably by pulling me over he was committed to a ticket. On the fine there were 2 other charges totalling $85 or so of administrative fees, and a very short duration to pay before the court date was set pretty much forcing an online payment which incurred another $3 "convenience fee".

    So maybe the speed trap is not a revenue-making enterprise but the local PA gov't sure got their pound of flesh. The magnitude of the "administrative fees" was illustrative... I'm sure no schools got anything but I sure did my share to help pay for office furniture upgrades etc..
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  20. SkiFastBadly

    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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