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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by 390beretta, Jul 15, 2014.
Also missing Postal Worker.
A "community activist" is just a "civil servant/politician" in 10 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You didn't live in TX for 20 years. And obviously stereotype doesn't mean what you think it means.
True but I did live in London.
The only interaction with law enforcement I had when I lived in London was with photo-radar.
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.
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.
Annnnnddddd here is where the tread turns to shit.
I very rarely get ticketed when pulled and when I am ticketed it normally is writes up for less than it was.
Have your stuff ready for them
Don't be an ass
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 .
He's doing a pretty good job of shitting in multiple threads.
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?
Nope, went to shit with the csm-worthy post I quoted
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..
Here's my story: