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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Wlfman, Nov 13, 2013.
I guess that's one way to have friendly interactions with the public..
In this case, the word "interactions" equals getting fooked, at least for the friendly officer.
Hey, they do it in NYC!
I watched most of the video and it looks pretty tame. Looked like they were getting to the speed limit quickly but without a lot of drama. I'd much rather interact with this cop as one of the gung-ho by the book paramilitary cruiser face cops I usually encounter. A mild butt chewing by the chief and mayor would have been plenty. Losing his badge, if this was his only issue, seems like a coward move by the higher ups who want to look like they don't put up with "officer misconduct."
Cripes,is there no sense of humor left in the world?
It wasnt that big a deal that a guy should lose his job.
I raced a Baja cop on curvy backroads and it was fun for both of us,he came up behind me hauling ass in his cruiser so I got on it,he nearly slid off the road twice and was doing a good job trying to hang with my R1150R.
No harm no foul.
Yeah there should be some leeway,its a kinda ballsy thing to do to be a motorcop,they're in the elements with no protection compared to driving a cage.
A reprimand at most.
In part its the video age. Maybe I am too old to understand, but I just don't get some people's need to post videos of their transgressions on the web. They often come across worse than they were, especially to any local up-tight citizens brigade. Here, it forced the police chief into a position of having to do something about a minor interaction he never would have known about otherwise. And the person who posted the video could also be hit with charges or tickets if they were racing, or for the wheelie. I just don't get it. Show it to your friends in your house, but not the world!
I got a kick out of this part....
"Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy says the video is upsetting.
"For the very thing that we are out here enforcing the law, for an officer to cross that line and violate it, there's no excuse. I will not tolerate it and he is no longer wearing the badge," the chief said."
How many times have we seen an officer breaking the law??? Maybe they should all be forced to resign.
I agree,,, looks tame and at worse the officer just needed a counceling session.
What a sad day when joe normal cannot interact with a member of the police.
Wow. Lost his job over this? They don't have much of a sense of humor do they? This was VERY tame and to me looked like a cop who understands that he is part of his community. He was friendly and did nothing unsafe. The guy on the CBR shouldn't have popped the wheelie, but other than that, he was similarly safe and wasn't even speeding.
I hope that guy gets another law enforcement job and manages to keep his attitude.
OK, I can see where it can be a "bad call" from the mocop.
What's the speed limit there? 55mph?
They both exceeded this limit (maximum 66 mph or so) for 1-2 seconds, no more. They were riding between 50 and 60 mph most of the time.
This isn't what I'd call a crazy drag race.
A slap on the wrist? yeah, I can understand. But losing his job?! :huh
It seems to be all or nothing when it comes to LEO disciplinary action.
I think it was over reaction to fire the guy....a wrist slap at best. the Trooper that plowed into the biker in Ohio ( I think) just got pulled from the road and kept his job pending investigation. The guy shooting the video had to know there was going to fall-out if he posted the video. I'm surprised they didn't ticket him after the fact for drag racing and speeding.
I think we should all pitch in and send that cop some donuts.
Yeah,when you consider cops get put on paid leave for a shooting that turns out to be very questionable,or a tazering,or an insanely dangerous highspeed chase that takes out innocent people.
Firing a cop for a little playrace? Cant have a cop showing some humanity.
Did you see the interview with the guy?...He didn't sound like he knew much.
Was it really a race, or just an impromptu, friendly, spirited (but not too spirited) ride together? That's what it looks like to me.
Would a white cop have been fired by the white Chief there in Montgomery, Alabama?
Wow... thats taking it to a different level, give the guy his job back, that was not a "drag race"...