Saw a new tactic yesterday. Rode home for lunch, exited the highway onto a major street. Rode over some RR tracks and spotted a guy sitting off the side of the road by a bus stop. He's wearing a black tshirt, jeans, and running shoes. As I pass by I noticed him with a small video camera, seemed kind of strange but this is austin, maybe he had a beef with buses running late I ride by the DPS HQ on the way home, and as I get closer I notice a blacked out crown vic LEO car going the same way a couple cars ahead. Not too unusual in the AO; but then another identical one going the opposite direction from me. Hmmm, maybe a training gig at HQ? I know they have unmarked cars, but not too many. I eat lunch and take the same route back to work. LO and behold, 2 blacked out crown vics have 2 separate cages pulled over and giving them tickets, wtf? Only then did it dawn on me, could it be? Sure enough, the same guy in the t-shirt is hanging around, I was right about the camera, but he wasn't shooting video, he was shooting radar with some small portable handheld unit, then radioing ahead info about the perps to the black crown vics. Seemed kind of sneaky to me. I can usually spot the bike and other LEO bases speed traps, but this was different. Prolly city cops though I didn't stop to ask. So, post up some sneaky speed trap, or other LEO based stings. I thought of another clever ruse used a few years back by DPS I'll share later. NOTE: I would prefer this not turn into an LEO bashing thread, they gotta job to do and there are plenty of other leo bashing threads around.