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Old 10-20-2011, 04:53 PM   #41
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Jumping out in front of a car moving at high speed is a very good way to get yourself squashed.
Haven't seen it happen yet.

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What happens if the driver is not looking out the windshield at the moment you decide to jump in front of him? You get turned into road pizza is what.
Usually I don't have to jump in traffic. I'm targeting vehicles with the LIDAR unit at 900- 1300 feet before i even set foot off the curb. If they keep going, I step back onto the curb and wave goodbye as they blow by me at 60 mph. I did it this morning. They wave usually confuses them and they turn around and come back.

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Or maybe you get out of the way fast enough, but the person genuinely didnt see you and just keeps going. Now what? You make the choice to chase them down in a full on rage because they didn't respect your authority when all they did was not see some idiot standing in the road?
This is where being a professional comes into play. I've been angry many times on a stop when I had to chase people down that almost ran me over, but they never knew it. I stick to same same script that I use on every other traffic stop. Its pointless to and stomp my feet on a traffic stop. Not every officer can do this although they should.

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:10 PM   #42
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Haven't seen it happen yet.



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I knew someone that did and she was taken to jail.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:58 PM   #43
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:34 PM   #44
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Nope! Lowest is doing a domestic. When you see that some "sweetheart" (male or female) has taken out their bad day on one of their kids it makes you want to help them FALLDOWN so to speak. Been there, done that. I worked for Uncle Sugar for a while as a so called cop in the 70's. Then came video tape. nuff said...
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Usually I don't have to jump in traffic. I'm targeting vehicles with the LIDAR unit at 900- 1300 feet before i even set foot off the curb. If they keep going, I step back onto the curb and wave goodbye as they blow by me at 60 mph. I did it this morning. They wave usually confuses them and they turn around and come back.
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Nope! Lowest is doing a domestic. When you see that some "sweetheart" (male or female) has taken out their bad day on one of their kids
I couldn't do it. Someone would "fall down" several flights of stairs....
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:32 AM   #46
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and when an officer gets hit cause they jump out in front of a car, they will blame the driver for wreckless driving and most likely charge them w/ vehicular manslaughter. i dont want it to happen either but if you put yourself in that position then you have to accept the fact it could happen and be responsible for it. there has been many incidents about that scenario, not like its new. i have family that work in the force too but he wouldn't put himself in that position, i think its kind of stupid....but hey thats YOUR decision.
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Yeah, I told the last cop that pulled that "Not a very good idea, you can get yourself hurt like that"
And he started a beat down for threatening him, right?
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I couldn't do it. Someone would "fall down" several flights of stairs....
Yea, That's one of the reasons I chose another profession. I realized I really didn't have the temperament for that job. Imagine Russell Crow in LA Confidential. That was me when I saw the Bruises. nuff said...
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Jumping out in front of a car moving at high speed is a very good way to get yourself squashed.

What happens if the driver is not looking out the windshield at the moment you decide to jump in front of him? You get turned into road pizza is what.

Or maybe you get out of the way fast enough, but the person genuinely didnt see you and just keeps going. Now what? You make the choice to chase them down in a full on rage because they didn't respect your authority when all they did was not see some idiot standing in the road?
You have a point. Usually I've seen them just point at me and direct me towards the shoulder, which is much safer for both of us.

Coming home from work one evening I saw a moto cop that had a car pulled over, and I guess he heard me coming. He stepped in my lane late enough I'd have to really grab some brake, so I just went around him. I'm not going to risk being rear ended just so I can get a ticket.
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I've always wondered, aren't there more pressing issues (pending warrants, busting crack houses, crime investigations, and other CRIMINAL issues) than sitting on the road harrasing mostly decent people on their way to and from work? Just saying...
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I've always wondered, aren't there more pressing issues (pending warrants, busting crack houses, crime investigations, and other CRIMINAL issues) than sitting on the road harrasing mostly decent people on their way to and from work? Just saying...
There are. But I think most of those cases end up costing tax payers and not really making the city/state and money, so they have to have ways of generating income as well.
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There are. But I think most of those cases end up costing tax payers and not really making the city/state and money, so they have to have ways of generating income as well.
Generating money for the city is the name of the game.
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If you are referring to a an officer that works patrol then I would see your point. If you are referring to an officer who's job is to conduct traffic enforcement and work accidents then there really aren't more pressing issues. A good traffic cop can prevent a lot of crime and serves as a pretty good deterrent.
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If you are referring to a an officer that works patrol then I would see your point. If you are referring to an officer who's job is to conduct traffic enforcement and work accidents then there really aren't more pressing issues. A good traffic cop can prevent a lot of crime and serves as a pretty good deterrent.
please elaborate on that since im now a hardened criminal for doing 18mph over the speed limit. btw isn't there less accidents happening on the autobahns where there is no speed limit?
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Alls I know, is that there wereno people doing anything stupid or wreckless..

, even at my speed, cars were next to me and I wasn't passing people as if they were walking...

I exited and maintained a speed that flowed with traffic (I know that's not defense) I was basically cruisin...and so were other people...

But, it is what it is... the cops laughed when I told them they were going to make a killing out of these people today...no shame...
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please elaborate on that since im now a hardened criminal for doing 18mph over the speed limit. btw isn't there less accidents happening on the autobahns where there is no speed limit?
You went over the speed limit willingly, and knowingly!!!!! You got caught pay your fines and get over it. We all speed at some point in time you know the risks. Quit your whining, and stop questioning cops on obvious matters. If you cant use your head to think of atleast a few reasons why traffic stops help deter, and possibly stop crime then you need to be educated. Go to your local police station, and ask for a ride-along. You might have a new found respect for those who protect you and your family. Its a job and somebody has to do it. Most people will hate you, and few will like you. Nobody likes paying fines. But seriously you could have avoided it. If you seriously think that in the eyes of the law you are a "hardened crminal" your a drama queen. Not trying to insult, just saying!!!!
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so you're saying pulling me over for going 18mph over is equally if not more important then finding a murderer or other criminal? i must have it all backwards cuz i thought traffic cops were pretty useless. i guess those meter maids are stopping a lot of crime. i guess sarcasm isn't in your vocabulary too.

if you believe those cops are writing tickets for anything other than revenue, you sir, are an idiot. just sayin'
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so you're saying pulling me over for going 18mph over is equally if not more important then finding a murderer or other criminal? i must have it all backwards cuz i thought traffic cops were pretty useless. i guess those meter maids are stopping a lot of crime. i guess sarcasm isn't in your vocabulary too.



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