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Old 03-06-2008, 07:44 PM   #21
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Y'all would be suprised how much difference just a slick-top makes in visibilty... people just don't see them as well (judging by the amount of infractions you see while driving one).

FWIW, those officers are probably just already-existing traffic units that are going to a different style car.
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but even the umarked cars you can see the lights in the grille and windows and if that dont give it away look at how may antennas are on the trunk. I think most of them also have the grille guard aswell.
several times i spot them when i see the placard in the back saying interceptor
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I saw two of these things this morning each pulled over a car south bound I45. Kinda cool looking with the reflective "Police" sign. lol.
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Actually, they are using any kind of car to SPY on you, and calling ahead to marked cars to make the stop.

Welcome to the "Fourth Riech" let's all be sure to squeal on our fellow citizens while we're at it....the government knows what's best for us.....
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Actually, they are using any kind of car to SPY on you, and calling ahead to marked cars to make the stop.

Welcome to the "Fourth Riech" let's all be sure to squeal on our fellow citizens while we're at it....the government knows what's best for us.....

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so im heading home going 45s when i get to about the UH main campus where a bunch of guys on bikes pass me up. they were all trying to squeeze in between cars trying to get to the far left lane. well they all managed to when all the sudden this other biker comes outta no where and barely makes it in front of a newer red quad cab dodge ram. the guy on the bike slows down making the truck slow down also.

the truck driver off, he starts to change lanes while still staying next to the biker and i guess they were talking to each other for a few miles. then, you see the bike kinda stand up and kicks the truck. by this time im right behind the truck and i can see him grabbing for something. and thru the dark tint i could make out the shape of a bat. haha, i didnt miss anything so i tried to keep up with the truck while he tries to catch the bikes. but they were already gone by then.
I guess there isn't really any good reason to have these low 'profile' LEO's out on the road after all... (note, kegfull of sarcasm).
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:22 AM   #26
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I had a run in with one of these this weekend well actually the driver did....

I was driving down 1960 towards 290 at 3am no other traffic on the road and some in a ford F250 starts riding my rear bumper normally I would brake check and let the receiver hitch on my z71 take tare of it but I knew the area always has alot of popo's so I changed lanes then the guy speeds off so I looked over and noticed that "stealth" car followed him into the whataburger and gave him a ticket it made my night
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just look at the plates..... if it's a cop, more than likely the license plate is all numbers. There goes ur stealth... psssh. Sugar Land has already done this and IMO, they look more "stealth" than HPD. We get nice silver ones than the average white.
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when i saw stealth, i was expecting to see something, extreme, and something that would blow my mind. this is just another way to waste money.
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No.. stupid, hurts. ...and you can't fix stupid either.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:57 PM   #32
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I for one, am glad these are out there. Hopefully it'll keep some of the dumb*ss cagers at bay, so they don't end up sideswiping you when you're out there on the highway.
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I have nothing against law enforcement, I just don't agree with some of the tactics..and I don't like the "spying" aspect of this....even though it is in the interest of "saftey".... Check the link below...

http://www.click2houston.com/newsarc...95/detail.html
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:59 PM   #36
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You gotta love this quote......

"The message is that we can be anywhere, at any place, at any time and in any kind of vehicle," Assistant Houston Police Chief Vicki King said. "So you never know when you're driving next to a police officer."
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I have nothing against law enforcement, I just don't agree with some of the tactics..and I don't like the "spying" aspect of this....even though it is in the interest of "saftey".... Check the link below...

http://www.click2houston.com/newsarc...95/detail.html
What's the 'spying' aspect of it?

It just sounds like getting upset because now there is some REAL risk/consequences to reckless speeding & driving beyond having an accident.
Does any of this invade my privacy? Hmm...no. Does it impact me if I'm driving/riding at a reasonable speed/behaviour? No, it doesn't seem so.
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What's the 'spying' aspect of it?

It just sounds like getting upset because now there is some REAL risk/consequences to reckless speeding & driving beyond having an accident.
Does any of this invade my privacy? Hmm...no. Does it impact me if I'm driving/riding at a reasonable speed/behaviour? No, it doesn't seem so.
exactly... don't drive wreckless and there will be no problems
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What's the 'spying' aspect of it?

It just sounds like getting upset because now there is some REAL risk/consequences to reckless speeding & driving beyond having an accident.
Does any of this invade my privacy? Hmm...no. Does it impact me if I'm driving/riding at a reasonable speed/behaviour? No, it doesn't seem so.
I am not worried about it personally, it's just the idea. No matter how you slice it, it's a type of covert surveillance, not something typically associated with a “free” society.

Granted this is probably needed, since there are complete idiots out there but, if it was intended to deter, why not announce it? Why keep it a secret as was revealed in the article….?
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