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  • #31
    Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
    Very true.

    No seatbelt, ever?

    Here we have click it or ticket programs.

    We have them too. However, between the issues of working for a Sheriff (they tend to take a dim view of traffic....gets them lots of complaints), and having all the other traffic laws to work with, I just don't ever get around to seat belts. Now, child safety seats, that's something I'm merciless on.....your 2 year old can't make a decision to put their seatbelt on.

    But being municipal we tend to write a lot more traffic. Back in my street days it was the way you kept heat on the maggots and got to at least eyeball their car interiors.

    I pull a lot of cars, but I tend to write my tickets on registration or license violations....simple and easy and avoids all sorts of questions and court dates. And yeah, nothing like hammering an area that's had crime problems to get acquainted with who's also working the area.....and letting them know to sod off because you're there.

    When I was a street supervisor my rule was that after 10pm and before 4:30 AM if it moved on a residential street, it got stopped. The car burglars had to move their loot, after all.

    Unfortunately, 75-150 square mile sections really aren't conducive to that. I tend to work on the entrances and exits to the municipalities, hammer the likely dope dealer routes and the routes between the areas where more of the criminal class lives and where the other neighborhoods are.

    One stop I made in the wee hours, I pulled a guy over for no light on his LP. I make contact, and there is a cash register without a drawer in his back seat.

    So I ask, "What is that in your back seat?'

    He didn't even blink. "A TV."

    Thank you for the PC, moron.
    That's awesome. We got a guy for looting after the hurricane.....he had a trailer load of 4 wheelers, tools, a pot plant, and a bunch of guns.....'so, whatcha doin'.....'helping this guy move'.....'at 2am with the power out?'.......
    Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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    • #32
      As more cars get black boxes as standard here insurance companies are beginning to link the premium to the data they provide over driving style. Some are talking about including the use of the seat belt in this. Don't buckle up = greater risk of sustaining injury = increased premium.
      Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
      Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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      • #33
        Originally posted by TacCovert4 View Post
        That's awesome. We got a guy for looting after the hurricane.....he had a trailer load of 4 wheelers, tools, a pot plant, and a bunch of guns.....'so, whatcha doin'.....'helping this guy move'.....'at 2am with the power out?'.......


        Do they never take the time to think of an excuse?

        We get this one a lot:

        "Where you going?'

        "A friend's house."

        "What's your friend's name?"

        "Ahhh....Brad."

        "Brad what?"

        "Ahhhhh....I just know him as Brad."

        "OK. Look, I'll give you a ride since its cold out tonight. Where does Brad live?"

        "Ahhhhh....I just know how to get there, not the address."

        "OK, we can find it. What does Brad look like?"

        "Ahhhhh...
        Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post


          Do they never take the time to think of an excuse?

          We get this one a lot:

          "Where you going?'

          "A friend's house."

          "What's your friend's name?"

          "Ahhh....Brad."

          "Brad what?"

          "Ahhhhh....I just know him as Brad."

          "OK. Look, I'll give you a ride since its cold out tonight. Where does Brad live?"

          "Ahhhhh....I just know how to get there, not the address."

          "OK, we can find it. What does Brad look like?"

          "Ahhhhh...
          There is a description of an escaped British POW having a similar conversation with a larger German policeman and leading him around for several hours before the pfennig dropped
          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
          Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Savez View Post
            I say let them have their sanctuary cities. An if states like California want to be a socialist utopia, let 'em. The Federal government has way too much power.
            The OP quote:

            "mayors of New York City and Chicago say they will protect their citizens"

            They are talking about illegal immigrants, not citizens. Until we have voter ID laws........letting them have their sanctuary cities has an impact on the federal government.

            Here is a map of sanctuary cities in the US:

            http://cis.org/Sanctuary-Cities-Map

            Here are the county election results:

            http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/...ymaprb1024.png
            "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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