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04-05-2009 03:09 PM  9 years agoPost 21
Hivoltage

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Why would anybody want to let somebody root through your private stuff just because they asked?
I agree, get a search warrant or let me be on my way.

I served 3 months on the Grand Jury and I learned a lot on that. The County Prosecutor even told us all to not give them a reason to pull you over......and never let them search your car. You never know what might have fallen out of a friends pocket, or what a previous owner might have stashed in the car. All they want is a Felony conviction, that is the grand prize!!!!!

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04-05-2009 03:28 PM  9 years agoPost 22
whirlyspud

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What you really need to worry about is what might fall out of the cops pocket.

Mike

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04-05-2009 03:29 PM  9 years agoPost 23
jphilli

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What you really need to worry about is what might fall out of the cops pocket.
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04-05-2009 03:54 PM  9 years agoPost 24
Cope

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Car search

In San Jose one nice fine day I was driving home from my dads house back to my moms house We had been swimming at the recenter all day and my eyes were quite irritated.

For some reason I saw stopped by a san Jose Police officer. He says I'm "High" and have been smoking "Dope" I say No sir, I been at the recenter all day swimming.

He asks if He can search my car and I say yes. This POS makes me sit on the curb while he dumps EVERYTHING out on the street. My home work is blowing down the street and I ask, UH Sir, My home work is blowing away.....

He says "You just sit tight" Were not done here. He takes every tape out of it's tape case, and leaves all my stuff blowing around on the side of the road. After about an hour of his searching in EVERY nook and cranny he decides to call in the dog. The dog walks around the car sticks it's head in the car, NOTHING. The cops are looking at each other, I'm watching my Engineering home work go by by.

After about an hour and a half the decide Me and the car are Clean. and tell me to "Get this cleaned up before you leave"

THEY MADE THE MESS

Just one more citizen who they "Served and Protected"

Thanks SJ PD

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04-05-2009 04:06 PM  9 years agoPost 25
ttsingram

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Did I also mention that I was driving 53 in a 55?
That's your first mistake. I'd say at least 80% of drivers speed and when they someone going slower than the limit it makes some of them wonder why.

Some cops are ok some are pricks, no one can deny that.

My wife used to travel to clients that are out of town. Just outside one of the towns she was stopped by a sherrif. He looked at the back seat and seen our daughters car seat and asked her "do you know your child is not in the car?" HUH? She replied "yes, ( thinking dumba$$)she is at the sitters." After giving her a lot of crap he let her go. When she got to her clients house and told the story they said they knew who the sherrif was and yes he is a prick.

Well, the next day she decided to file a complaint to the sheriff's dept. She was thinking ahead and got his badge number. They said they would look into it. They called back later and said that sheriff was not even on duty that day.

So, there are to options here, he was not on duty and was just a jerk, or the entire sheriff's department was covering for him. I tend to believe he was not on duty, I don't think they could cover for this guy because he was three county's away.

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04-05-2009 04:29 PM  9 years agoPost 26
A. Bundy

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After midnight is pullover time.I drive very conservative and pretty much the only times I have been pulled over is coming home from races after 12-1am.It's all BS and as soon as my tags are clear and valid and they see I'm not under any influance I'm cut loose instantly.My stepmom is a straight as an arrow lady.And she got pulled over a lot on her way in to work late shift as an ER nurse.They always said it was for swerving of some other BS.I feel cops have a hard job and in the most part are looking to do the right thing and get you on your way,but I have also been in a friends car that got pulled over and the cop pulled the whole "I'm a 22yr old dickhead who is in total control of your world right now" song and dance from the first second.

Now I do have a scanner and funny enough is the fact that before ten nothing really happens and you just listen to normal traffic stops.After midnight on Fri and Sat it seems like every other person they pull over has a warrant of no insurance.

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04-05-2009 04:52 PM  9 years agoPost 27
rotorhead58d

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i was an over the road truck driver for a few years. i got pulled over in arkansas late one night. the state trooper pulled me out of the truck and cuffed me on the side of the road. without telling me why, he pulled everything out of the cab of my truck and threw it on the side of the road. he asked to see my logbook, and it was in order. then, a car pulled up in back of my truck, and a group of kids got out. they claimed i ran them off the road and told the officer where and when i did it. i told the trooper to check my logbook. there was a receipt in there where i had ate at a restaurant. the date and time matched when the kids said i supposedly committed the offense. the trooper started yelling at the kids, and he uncuffed me. it seems they called the police and pulled a prank. he told me i could go, and i said i wanted to press charges. he turned and looked at me and said, "if you don't want more trouble, pick up your stuff and go." on a phone call, i was guilty before proven innocent, with no proof of the act what so ever. this is not an isolated incident. i've heard many stories about the same thing happening to others. not all cops are bad, but like any human beings, some are. but how do we weed out the bad one's? got me...

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04-05-2009 05:16 PM  9 years agoPost 28
PBusch

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That's how most people feel until it happens to them.
All I can say is I've been pulled over at least 20+ times and the times I was guilty I got what I deserved and the times I was just barely guilty they let me go. The last time it happened was two weeks ago going 10 over, the speed limit went from 65 to 55 and I was didn't slow down in time. I was honest with the cop, didn't give him any BS, and he let me go. That's how it works folks. If you give the cop ANY indication that your pissed at him, have rights, or are lying you are going to get a ticket.

Obviously there are bad cops but most of them aren't.

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04-05-2009 05:19 PM  9 years agoPost 29
LONEWOLF2440

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Atitude has alot to the way they treat u. If u are polite and cooperate with them.Usually they are nice people. Ive been Towing for the highway patrol and county police for years and have become good friends with alot of them. They have a tuff job and run into alot of people with bad attitudes. If u have seen the wrecks ive been to were drunk drivers have seriously injured or killed someone including very small children. Theres some cops that might of had a bad night but when u refuse to let them do something they have no choice but to think your hiding something. Try a pleasant attitude towards them and dont just think there singling u out. there trying to do there job.

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04-05-2009 06:22 PM  9 years agoPost 30
Grant H

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My military training has come in helpfull when dealing with the police.

Yes sir. No sir and short explaniations. Do not try to explain anything in great detail expecially when they are drilling you.

Never let them search your car.

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04-05-2009 06:53 PM  9 years agoPost 31
JasonJ

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Having been on both sides of the badge, I can see everyone's point. When I pulled someone over, I had already decided whether they were getting a ticket or not before I made contact with them. Even if they were a total arsehole to me during the contact, if I was going to give them a warning, they still got the warning. They could be nice as could be, but they still got the ticket if that was what I decided. I made my decisions based on what they did, not how they treated me. That was one benefit of starting in my mid 30s, I was much more grounded than the 22 year old hotheads. I never searched a car unless it was so blatantly obvious it needed to be searched.

To the original poster, if I had been the one that stopped you I would have asked you if you had had any alcoholic beverages to drink. When told no, I would have asked if you had used any other intoxicants. When told no, I would have asked when the last time you had slept was. You would have told me about your work day, and that would have been enough for me. I would have given you a written warning for the tail light so that it would be in the system and you wouldn't be stopped fifty times in the same night for the same problem.

See, I wouldn't have smelled alcohol, but I still needed to ask. I wouldn't have smell pot, but I would have needed to ask because other substances can make you look stoned. The size of your pupils would have told me if you were on anything like meth or X or whatever. An observant officer can easily tell the difference between a tired person and one under the influence. I only did the job for a couple of years and I learned that pretty quickly. Your experience was unfortunate, but I have no problem with how you handled it. It was your right as a citizen in this country to do what you did.

As for the trucker who had his cab searched, I don't know how that happened unless you let him. I can't vouch for other states, but in Idaho, the cab of a tractor/trailor is considered the home of the driver, and a warrant is needed if the driver refuses. There is much more leeway with a car, such as plain sight, probable cause and all that.

Ultimately I left the job because it wasn't for me. I could have done the job, but why do something so dangerous and stressful and be hated by everyone until you are needed, for not a lot of money. I treated people with respect, and was thanked by people I arrested for DUI, non of my tickets I issued were ever fought in court. Really, I just wanted to live a nice relaxed life. I am glad for the experience, it is like nothing you have ever experienced in your life. In the end, the good cops are a special breed of person. The bad cops need to go back to McDonalds...

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04-05-2009 07:01 PM  9 years agoPost 32
whirlyspud

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To Jason, too bad for us you got out. From what you have said it sounds to me like you were one of the good. I still think most are.

I'm like that too Grant.
Yes sir, and no sir.
I'm always polite when pulled over, and I don't try to BS the cop.
Only two times have I ever been pulled over and not known the reason why before they officer came up to my car. One was by the Dickwad PA cop I talked about before. The other was because my plates were close to those of someone they were looking for. The funny part of that one was it was not a partial of the plates they had on the guy, they had all his info. My plate were close to his, but the make and model of my car was not even close. I must have been right next to the guy at the DMV. This guy still fealt that was enough to pull me on. Kind of pissed me off, and I'm sure I was mumbling under my breath about just how stupid it was while he ran my info, but I was still very polite to him.
That can help.

I made a right on red where it was posted no right on red. No traffic, late at night, officer asked if I new why I was pulled. Yes sir. Then he asked why I made the right on red and I told him I guess I thought I was in a hurry. It was late, and there was not another car on the road, and I was in the wrong. Too bad he was parked in the office park and I did not see him. He ran my info, told me not to do it again, and let me off with a warning. One of the decent ones. Not because he gave me a warning, but because he was not high on himself, and he did not try to play 20 question with me over anything other than the reason he had pulled me over.

After my ordeal in PA, if they want to search my car, they have to call a judge. Plain and simple. I do not need some dumb ass cop throwing my stuff all over the street and then pulling out a knife saying he is going to cut into my spare tire. If it cost me another hour or two so be it. I will never let them search my car unless they have the RIGHT to do so. That right depend on the reason they pulled me over, and a warrant from a judge from what I am told. I was always willing to let them search before, but one dumb azz redneck cop in PA changed that forever. Had he not been such a prick, I'd likely still let them search if they wanted to. I have nothing to hide. I'm now in my 40's, and I have not been pulled over in many years. I hope to keep it that way.

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04-06-2009 01:48 AM  9 years agoPost 33
evoflight

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90% of cops are scum

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04-06-2009 02:24 AM  9 years agoPost 34
diioia13

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90% ? Thats a lot.

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04-06-2009 04:27 AM  9 years agoPost 35
back@ya

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got a kick out of the fact that one of cops asked where I was coming from and after I informed him that it was a pizza joint, he asked me what I had been eating and how long ago.
And Mutt, if you saw that I was on my way home from a 14+ hour work shift (like I informed the cops) then you'd probably realize that I just wanted to go to sleep more than anything.
So even here you give two different accounts of what happened so there is more to the story... not that I really want to hear it, but you probably acted in a way that did something to make them act the way they did because you were tired.
They were being jagoffs. 2 cops for a license plate light are you freaking serious.
considering the unknown factor for a cop when he stops somebody, he never knows what he's going to get in terms of his being alive after making the stop I've got no problem with two cops and yeah it was a just a license plate light, but there is no way in hell any of you can say one hundred percent that the odds could have reversed and it could have been some drunken taliban terrorist with a death wish because the degenerate yankees culture made him go to a bar and get drunk instead of staying in taliville boinking goats.
90% of cops are scum
and your just 100% scum.

I'm not a cop and not a lover of authority. in the long run we are better off with them then without them because I can just see some of the mentality displayed in this thread enforcing the the rules.

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04-06-2009 04:49 AM  9 years agoPost 36
jphilli

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got a kick out of the fact that one of cops asked where I was coming from and after I informed him that it was a pizza joint, he asked me what I had been eating and how long ago.
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And Mutt, if you saw that I was on my way home from a 14+ hour work shift (like I informed the cops) then you'd probably realize that I just wanted to go to sleep more than anything.

So even here you give two different accounts of what happened so there is more to the story... not that I really want to hear it, but you probably acted in a way that did something to make them act the way they did because you were tired.
back@ya you are absolutely the stupidest person on RR. If you would've asked, I would've told you that I work at a pizza restaurant; I'm a cook! Me coming home from work = me coming home from a pizza joint.

And yes, I'm sure those two cops were in fear of their lives over a 160 lb pastey white kid that solves math problems for fun.

Some of you guys just can't see that a good number of cops are in fact bullies. And like I said a number of times before, if I gave them a reason to search my car, then they would've without my permission!

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04-06-2009 05:05 AM  9 years agoPost 37
back@ya

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whatever dude

why should I waste my time asking you? your just whining because you gave them a reason to pull you over and now your crying about it.
If your a math whiz how come you can't put two and two together and get on with your life?

Since you missed my point about every time a cop pulls somebody it being an unknown situation tells me your not as bright as you think you are and can't see past your your own attitude problem

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04-06-2009 05:23 AM  9 years agoPost 38
Diverig

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Cops don't need any reason to stop you they use any excuse they can right or wrong.

To prove my point wyoming now has a HP that is facing life in prison for kidnapping after he stopped a person without reason and detained him without cause.

Or how about the cop that stopped the couple in Denver that was tying to get to the hospital where her mom was dieing.
The husband and wife explaned this to him but not caring held them there and made out the ticket in the meantime the mother passed away.
The cop at leased had the decency to quit the department after.

They are not all good

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04-06-2009 05:24 AM  9 years agoPost 39
jphilli

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HAHA, you're a funny dude. Try not to get so worked up, I was just having a good laugh at you.

And yes, you're correct; I'm not as bright as I think I am. However I'm certain that I'm smarter than you are.

Finally, I have gotten on with my life. In fact when I got home, I took a ****, took a shower, then took a nap. I think that should account for something.

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04-06-2009 05:27 AM  9 years agoPost 40
jphilli

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Guys, for what it's worth I decided to end my criminal life. I went out this morning and bought a new light bulb for my license plate. After last night, my days of of living on the other side of the law are over.

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