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Old 07-12-2012, 12:16 AM
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I love Houston cops. A couple months ago my GF and I called the police because there was a guy running around in the Washington Street trying to fight people in cars. We sat there and ate dinner, no police ever came. Then, a couple weeks ago, there was brawl we watched with about 10-people outside of the bar we were in on Montrose. When we called the police the dispatched asked us if we were in the fight, and since we weren't we shouldn't call. The law never came, lol.

Katie and I go to the Whole Foods frequently, if that girl was in the street jaywalking, she'd be dead.

I like the part where the cops broke her phone, icing on the cake. Aren't the responsible for that since it was damaged in their possession?
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Years ago, a guy that was ticketed for flashing his lights to warn oncoming drivers that a cop was ahead took the matter pretty far up through the courts. It was decided that it wasn't obstruction of justice, but rather free speech. that's probably why she got the ticket for being in the road, and not warning the drivers, they knew it wouldn't stick.
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In a case like hers can you sue the cop for something and would it work?
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Traffic cops really give the profession of law enforcement a bad name.
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Originally Posted by Scrappy Jack View Post
Traffic cops really give the profession of law enforcement a bad name.
their job is to give tickets. nothing more.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
their job is to give tickets. nothing more.
Is it different in other states, because in Maine it seems the cops that give speeding tickets are the same ones responding to domestic abuse and noise complaints. They give themselves a bad name on traffic duty, but it's not their whole job. I'm not sure what point I was trying to make with this post, I lost my train of thought.
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I wouldn't be surprised if Officer Matthew Davis was involved in that. He is well known around Houston as the traffic officer with the biggest ego. Little story about him:
HPD OFFICER MATTHEW DAVIS SAYS HE’S JUST DOING HIS JOB!

He will write you tickets and tell you to go to court to fight them, because he gets overtime for showing up to court when those are brought up. He is just a revenue machine and his superiors love him.

More:
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...es-1826052.php
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Originally Posted by skidude View Post
Is it different in other states, because in Maine it seems the cops that give speeding tickets are the same ones responding to domestic abuse and noise complaints. They give themselves a bad name on traffic duty, but it's not their whole job. I'm not sure what point I was trying to make with this post, I lost my train of thought.
lol. i do forget I live in one least dangerous counties in the country.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
lol. i do forget I live in one least dangerous counties in the country.
Maine is pretty high up that list, which I assume is why the cops have so much free time to harass drivers.
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because that's their job. Cop I know says he sits in same place everyday and just runs plates. Says you wouldn't believe how may ticket he writes just from doing that from hits on plates.

he told me his job is to litterally go out and write tickets.

if he doesnt write tickets, they assume he's not doing his job.
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The whole "protect and serve"... it's all bs. Their primary goal from appearance is to make money and "protect and serve" last.
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I live on a county where almost every night the red necks ramble on with their atvs and trucks behind the neighborhood, all the way to the early morning hours, with open exhaust etc. Have called gazillion times and nothing ever happens.

Got a humble 110cc atv for my boy and drive it around the nehighbor with the governor on 10 mph, just got stopped that cannot drive it on the neighborhood at almost 11:00 am.

Like the last time a buddy wanted to file a hit and run report, and the cop stated the report cannot be submitted because the other party was not present, major fail!
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keep voting for less and less freedom for more and more "security"
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The state police force in Ohio is called the "Highway Patrol" - most Ohioans probably don't even grasp the concept of "state police" because we have nothing in Ohio called "state police".

Half of the city police force in Columbus is in a sub-unit called the "Freeway Patrol", for the longest time, I thought "Highway Patrol" and "Freeway Patrol" were exactly the same thing. They effectively do the same thing - their primary purpose in life is to write speeding tickets. The worst part is, it wouldn't be an uncommon thing to see the Freeway Patrol (City Police), the Highway Patrol (State Police), and a Deputy Sheriff all in the median on the same stretch of highway.
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in VA you hardly see local police on the highways, state police take care of it.

Not sure the sheriff has the jursidiction/legal authority to patrol streets, they are just used to issue warrants and transport people to jail and such.

I have been pulled over by an unmarked homicide detective before. that was funny.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
Not sure the sheriff has the jursidiction/legal authority to patrol streets, they are just used to issue warrants and transport people to jail and such.
In most places sheriffs have the authority to write tickets, but don't because they are ELECTED and are smart enough not to **** off the people that elect them.
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Originally Posted by Handy Man View Post
In most places sheriffs have the authority to write tickets, but don't because they are ELECTED and are smart enough not to **** off the people that elect them.
You are confusing The Sherriff with the Sherriff's Department.
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In a case like hers can you sue the cop for something and would it work?
When police maliciously violate your rights they are doing it "in the best interest of public welfare" and will never be liable in a civil case. Imagine how awful cops would make your life if you took them to court?
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I contested a parking ticket and the parking enforcement lady issuer was present, and actually arguing against me in court.

that was annoying.
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