"Go arrest some REAL criminals!"

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  1. terry78

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    One of my co-workers basically got a boot and a few tickets on his car, and he said the infamous phrase, "why are the cops bothering me when they could be out stopping robberies or rapists?" Is that what we automatically think whenever we get pulled over or get in trouble for smoking some ganja or whatever? Does that little thing you do, small as it may be, mean less than any other crime? I bring it up because the other coworker in our little cube area has a dad that's a cop, and she got a tad pissed because she felt that cops can't just overlook anything, regardless. Have you ever had this mindset, or are all crimes created equal? :o
     
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    Breaking the law is breaking the law. The severity of the punishment is weighted against the severity of the crime, but the system can't simply overlook some small infraction just because there are bigger fish in the sea.
     
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    when comparing some things are actually so much less significant than lets say mass murders.

    you cant compare parking tickets to murder.

    but it is true that cops like ****ing with people, they will look at any minor detail we mess up on and write it off as a crime as long as its within reason.

    but mostly.... COPS SUCK!


    they really should be out stopping bigger crimes and leave the petty **** to the auxiliary who people don't listen to anyway.


    i got approced by who i thought was a cop, it was an aux, i got up and walked away, and he couldnt do ****.

    aux's in my area are givin quarters for pay phones cuz they HAVE to call the real police if something happens, but you can get up and walk away from aux's when ever. cuz no one cares about em.
     
  4. DareDemon

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    I've seen the same ridiculous phrase used here.

    I love how only those who are prone to commit crimes (not that I know anyone on here does, but people in my real life) are the only ones that say it, too. :whatever:

    Small children too.
     
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    Yeah the cops should pay less attention to some laws and learn to be psychic so they could stop robberies and murders. F**king idiots. :whatever::up:
     
  6. DareDemon

    DareDemon Hi! I like shorts!

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    You're stupid.
     
  7. ShadowBoxing

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    You mean you don't have precogs:csad:
     
  8. terry78

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    So...wouldn't that mean that the cops are needed in place of the auxilary if you're not acknowledging them anyway?
     
  9. Immortalfire

    Immortalfire The Pain of Fast Air

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    City police here are worthless, they do absolutely nothing but harass people. I was taking a stroll one evening down the street, and they came after me for suspicious behavior. The sun had barely gone down, I'm wearing a yellow t shirt, white sneakers and staying under the street lamps at all times, and they still had see what I was doing :whatever:

    Our sheriff's dept is awesome though. They do their jobs well, and don't bug people for no reason.
     
  10. rdh007

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    I agree with your co-worker. Though sometimes they catch the really bad guys by catching them doing those little things.
     
  11. DareDemon

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    Like Timothy McVeigh
     
  12. terry78

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    There was one cop interviewed at our local paper who said he usually pulls over cars that have minor infractions, like broken tailights, are in bad shape, have parts missing, etc., because usually they have something else incriminating going on. :o

    Granted, my own car used to be a straight beater, so I wasn't too sure how I felt about that.
     
  13. rdh007

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    My buddy only pulls people over if they're 15mph over. Unless they're in a residential area.
     
  14. amazingfantasy15

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    Parking tickets are bs, I got my car booted over the summer and since it was booted on a Saturday afternoon I couldn't even take care of it before it was towed which cost another $150-175! Most of the tickets were for street cleaning, which is just a way for cops to make their parking ticket quota anyway.
     
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    This is what bugs me. I've gotten pulled over for minor infractions twice (once a broken tail light, once a sticker that was one day expired) and both times it was used as a pretext for probable cause to search my car for drugs.
     
  16. terry78

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    So basically, the nicer the car, the more law abiding. Which we all know is usually vice versa.
     
  17. Victarion

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    Don't they usually have a quota to meet?

    ---Morzan
     
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    Quota's are illegal. Every time I get pulled over, I get searched. The cops say that they "Smell a strong odor of marijuana." :confused:
     
  19. EdRyder

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    FYI-It isnt the Cops that apply boots in Chicago.There are private companies they pay to do that.
    If you ever seen a cop applying a boot il eat my hat
     
  20. BRUTAL

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    Unless it's a contract city.
     
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    I have friends who are cops, and got my degree in criminology. It always amuses me when people throw that line at a cop, as if the cop would choose to ticket someone over stopping a rape if he could. If you want people to respect the big laws, you have to enforce the small ones. And if you want to catch people who are breaking the big laws, you stop people who ar e breaking the small ones.

    Cops stop people for minor infractions and use that as an excuse to search, etc, because it leads to more discoveries. And you all would not believe how often stopping someone for a routine traffic violation leads to the discovery of some major crime, or averting one. They catch a lot of wanted people that way.

    And cops "profile" for one reason: It works. When cops profile a certain group, they are usually right about a certain percentage of that group. And so a certain percentage of crime gets detected. This is taught in college courses and police academies.
     
  22. Why Are You Crouching Spock?

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    Our laws in the uk are too lenient, if anything they need enforced more, kids are little bastards these days, setting cars on fire, letting fireworks off in shops, during the break from high school, they usually walk home carrying there lunch with them, fish and chips and so fourth, they don't even put them in the bucket, they just toss them in peoples gardens as they walk past, absolutely no respect.

    There's also fly tipping, for people who cant be bothered paying someone to move there garbage, they just find and isolated spot, or even a spot in a public place were no one is around and dump a truck full of garbage, including glass. paint chemicals and so fourth. some poor bastard has to clean that up, it doesn't magically disappear.

    Well things such as these, among others, are hardly life threatening, they are disruptive, the fines for this as well as parking tickets are very little, if someone drops rubbish, chances are if seen, a police man will simply as them to pick it up, if they placed harsher fines, it's doubtful they would be so gun ho to do so again, no sympathy for those who get parking tickets.
     
  23. Mr Sparkle

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    it's less about being psychic and more about people feeling like they are being pulled over for nothing.
    in some cases the traffic stop is warranted and the ticket but in others it's dumb and people "feel" that the effort wasted on them should be spent somewhere else.
     
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    I was just about to say that
     
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    Question, where, in your mind, would this effort be better spent? What laws are 'dumb' and what laws are 'warranted'?
     

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