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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    http://reason.com/blog/2013/01/04/florida-state-trooper-who-pulled-over-sp

    It can happen, but as is the evidence... the local yokel police will attempt to get retribution.

    <header> Florida State Trooper Who Pulled Over Speeding Cop Sues 88 Officers in 25 Jurisdictions

    Ed Krayewski|<time datetime="2013-01-04T15:57:00+00:00">Jan. 4, 2013 10:57 am</time>
    </header> Did you hear the one about the state trooper who pulled over a cop car speeding at more than 120 miles per hour on the Florida Turnpike? (Full video here, excerpts below) The incident happened back in 2011; Donna Watts, a Florida state trooper, pulled over Miami police officer Fausto Lopez, who was off-duty and headed for a second job in his patrol car. His colleagues at the Miami Police Department jumped to his defense, with one union official calling the trooper’s actions “completely unprofessional and very reckless.” Retaliations began soon after. Almost a year later Officer Lopez was finally fired for the incident.
    Now, the Orlando Sun Sentinel reports that the state trooper has filed a lawsuit related to the retaliation she experienced after the incident. From the Sun Sentinel:
    Trooper Donna "Jane" Watts' 69-page lawsuit, filed in federal court Friday, seeks more than $1 million in damages. She is suing more than 100 police officers and agencies, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The suit alleges 88 law enforcement officers from 25 jurisdictions illegally accessed her personal information more than 200 times, violating her privacy…

    Other agencies have already settled with her and so are not named in the lawsuit, according to Watts' attorney Mirta Desir. Margate, for example, settled for $10,000 after two of its police officers accessed her private information, said Margate city attorney Gene Steinfeld. The two Margate officers each received a letter of reprimand as punishment.​
    More details on the kinds of retaliations alleged, ranging from sending pizza deliveries to her house to making threatening phone calls, in the Sun Sentinel article.
  2. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    You know, most of the cops I meet are great guys, doing what can be a tough job, and they have bad days like everyone else. I know that. My cops I know are professional and polite.

    But in the town where I live, if you tried something like exposing our police officers and deputies by, say, videotaping them speeding, or running red lights, or texting... you'd end up getting a ticket every time you went for a ride.
  3. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Without dragging this into CS&M, I hope she gets $10 M.
    The guy speeding was on his own time and should be subject to the same punishment any of us would be.

    If he would have caused a crash and killed someone, I'm sure the Miami PD would have had to pay that lawsuit.
  4. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Even if he wasn't on his own time, unless he's responding to something INCREDIBLY urgent, driving at that sort of speed on a crowded highway (see the video) is utterly reckless and he deserved exactly what he got. If his buddies couldn't see that they are stupid beyond belief. I guess they and all the other cops who piled in wanted to intimidate other officers to not do the same thing, thereby preserving their "privilege" to drive however they want and always get away with it.

    My brother was a cop in the UK. He got pulled over at least a couple of times when off duty and the other officers cut him ZERO slack - The principle over there being that, as a LEO, you really should know better and therefore have NO excuses.
  5. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    A big +1 on that.

    Back to Killboy:

    "Move my meeting to 2, I'm going to take an extended 'lunch'."
    [​IMG]

    --Bill
  6. pretbek

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    This is not the first thing I think of when someone says "full motorcycle suit".
    Maybe it should be.
  7. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    How hard is it to get bug splatters out of wool? :lol3
  8. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    Don't you get it....there is nothing between him and road but a thin layer of gaberdine...:rofl


    Ok lets see who gets it....




    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/g9dkFhPuPGU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Easy enough to make it worth the effort!:evil

    I've done this a time or two at lunch!

    JiM :brow
  10. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Yeah, Kramer goes commando :huh
  11. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    I am troubled here in thatwhat appears to be a fairly competent airhead rider looks so uncoordinated here. Yes he is covering both brake and clutch. Yes his toes are not hanging down, Yes he is looking into the curve and not the photographer but still.

    Just such an uncoordinated sense of rider and bike.

    The bike, his suit, the tie, the helmet just don't match.

    Bill, what models came in that shade of green, The R850 or is this earlier? I see it only has a single disc on the front.

    NCS
  12. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    NCS, I'm thinking it's a /6, probably an R75. But hard to tell at this angle unless you can really pick at/out the details.

    Speaking of which, I'm not worried about the riding details of this pic, it was clearly staged as a parody. It reminds me of a 1973-ish BMW brochure photo of a rider in a really nice suit, no helmet, riding in traffic on wet pavement. I've been looking all over the 'Net for that photo but haven't found it (again).

    Only on the Dragon... :freaky

    --Bill
  13. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    And in a semi-unrelated newsblip:

    :clap

    --Bill
  14. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    I find your lack of faith disturbing . . .
  15. ohgood

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    i'm surprised moto cops would ride side by side on a road so tight and twisty. maybe they were going slow and showing off for the camera ?


    not saying they aren't badass riders, but still ?
  16. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Just a thin layer of gabardine....this was a funny episode. Thanks for throwing it up here!
  17. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    I'll share....Glendora Mountain Road, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. 22 miles of solid, never ending mountain twisties. Not as green as The Dragon, but just as twisty.
  18. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    GMR is indeed a fine road, a blast to ride. So is the Dragon. Having done both, I'll just say that major jollies can be had in each place.

    Hell, out here in Idaho we even have a few twisties.
  19. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    I live at the base of GMR, between that, east fork and riding up to Baldy you can make quite the day our of the ride doing it round trip. Or make a loop out of it.

    One of my favorite quick rides last minute kind of destination.
  20. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Haven't you learned ANYTHING from these photo threads? ...nobody EVER shows off for the camera.

    Maybe it adds to the challenge and is practice for parades and demonstrations - I always think it's kind of stupid because the only practical benefit of becoming good at riding side-by-side is to be good at riding side-by-side.