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Old 02-17-2014, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I got pulled over last night… For no apparent reason.

Last night, my partner and I took the Insight to Krogers and bought some wine and on our drive home I passed about three cops that were in a group that were about a mile from my apartment.

As soon as I passed them, one pulled out behind me and followed me. In the last 0.2 miles of my house, the road has lots of potholes that I always (and everyone else) drives slowly over and maneuvers around, so I did and he did too, and he didn't turn on his lights until I got right down to my apartment parking lot.

So I pulled off to the side wondering why he felt the need to follow me and pull me over. I wasn't speeding (the speed limit was 25 MPH and I was going 24) I don't have any lights out or anything…

So he shines this light in on my car, gets out and comes up to my window and asks for insurance and registration. I proceed to give it to him, he said he'd be right back. Well then another officer pulls up and starts asking me questions, like where am I going, where do I live, where am I coming from, if I had any illegal drugs in the car, or if I had any weapons. He even asked if my car was a rental car which kind of offended me.

I then said "Sir, I don't and cannot do any of that stuff. I do work for the FBI and have to report everything. I pulled out my badge and showed him and then he became a little more soft.

I then asked him why I was being pulled over and he said "I don't know, I'm not the officer that pulled you over, I'm just here to ask questions." So then he walked away. Then a lady officer came to the passenger side and was like "Did I give you a ride the other night?" and I was awkwardly like "Um, no. I don't even know you. I don't even talk to people here."

Then they all walked away, then the officer that pulled me over came back and handed me my license and said he was letting me off with a warning of (then he started to turn and walk away as he gave me the reason) so I couldn't make out what he even said which drives me even more nuts. It sounded like "improper display"? You could tell they were embarrassed actually.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Last night, my partner and I took the Insight to Krogers and bought some wine and on our drive home I passed about three cops that were in a group that were about a mile from my apartment.

As soon as I passed them, one pulled out behind me and followed me. In the last 0.2 miles of my house, the road has lots of potholes that I always (and everyone else) drives slowly over and maneuvers around, so I did and he did too, and he didn't turn on his lights until I got right down to my apartment parking lot.

So I pulled off to the side wondering why he felt the need to follow me and pull me over. I wasn't speeding (the speed limit was 25 MPH and I was going 24) I don't have any lights out or anything…

So he shines this light in on my car, gets out and comes up to my window and asks for insurance and registration. I proceed to give it to him, he said he'd be right back. Well then another officer pulls up and starts asking me questions, like where am I going, where do I live, where am I coming from, if I had any illegal drugs in the car, or if I had any weapons. He even asked if my car was a rental car which kind of offended me.

I then said "Sir, I don't and cannot do any of that stuff. I do work for the FBI and have to report everything. I pulled out my badge and showed him and then he became a little more soft.

I then asked him why I was being pulled over and he said "I don't know, I'm not the officer that pulled you over, I'm just here to ask questions." So then he walked away. Then a lady officer came to the passenger side and was like "Did I give you a ride the other night?" and I was awkwardly like "Um, no. I don't even know you. I don't even talk to people here."

Then they all walked away, then the officer that pulled me over came back and handed me my license and said he was letting me off with a warning of (then he started to turn and walk away as he gave me the reason) so I couldn't make out what he even said which drives me even more nuts. It sounded like "improper display"? You could tell they were embarrassed actually.

you're very lucky you had an FBI badge to essentially tell them to F off. (btw i need me one of those )

essentially that was a trap stop and they were just looking for something to charge you with.

Look at it from there perspective... they sit in a car for hours at a time with nothing to do and sometimes they'll pursue a car just on the chance that the person might have something to hide.
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Cops are being transformed into a military service where everyone is presumed dangerous.

Please goto YouTube and watch the video Don't Talk To Police where a lawyer & detective explain how officers will use your cooperation against you. (In fact the Supreme Court just ruled citizens should shutup right from the first second, because all words can be used in court, even if you were not mirandized.)

I would have handed my ID (required by state law) but nothing else. I would have remained silent.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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One night last year I was stopped in my neighborhood by a county officer. He was quite nice and had been responding to a house intrusion alarm in our subdivision. He said it looked like I was going too fast (speed limit is 25 mph) and I politely told him I wasn't and that I drive my hybrids for efficiency. I let him know that I was almost home and pointed to my house about a block away. We chatted some about the car (I was driving the CR-Z) and he couldn't get over the mileage. I told him to be safe and thanked him for looking out for us in the neighborhood. It was all very friendly and cordial. He was probably just curious about the CR-Z. LOL

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One night last year I was stopped in my neighborhood by a county officer. He was quite nice and had been responding to a house intrusion alarm in our subdivision. He said it looked like I was going too fast (speed limit is 25 mph) and I politely told him I wasn't and that I drive my hybrids for efficiency. I let him know that I was almost home and pointed to my house about a block away. We chatted some about the car (I was driving the CR-Z) and he couldn't get over the mileage. I told him to be safe and thanked him for looking out for us in the neighborhood. It was all very friendly and cordial. He was probably just curious about the CR-Z. LOL

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Maybe they stopped you to check out the handsome occupants of the Insight!
Haha, awwww, shucks! Thanks!
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You should of included your fbi id first. I got a dod one I use frequently in my lob and it cuts profiling and pesudo drug tests like this.

They are just trying to set you off if you are high or guilty and make you do something stupid.

A county police dept here in Richmond likes to tail you 2 ft from your bumper for 3 miles to watch you slip up, then pull you over for a stupid traffic infraction like failure to signal, rolling a stop, etc.

Depending on your role you should see if you can get the special license plate. Hell, see if you can get those nice red/blue lights too.



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as a former criminal defense atty, and a rambunctious teen with a hot rod who often skirted the law, clamming up, or being a douche, will most assuredly buy you a ticket ... be cordial and answer questions, fess up if you were driving a little fast, and you can talk your way out of a ticket ... i have buddies on the nypd and its a thankless job with much discretion cooked into the system - you must game it to your advantage
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+1, for some reason the cop thinks he has a right to pull you over and he maybe recording your conversation as well as video before he pulled you over.

I answer all questions after I pull way the hell over for them. When they ask do I know why I pulled you over, I say failure to signal sir.

Give them a cheaper offense than what you maybe pulled over for incase hes writing a ticket. In VA if you go 80 or above you can get arrested, reckless driving, vehicle impounded, license revoked, etc, etc, etc. If you are in that situation and the cop gives you a ticket for 79 in a 65 zone hes really doing you a favor. Or if any speeding ticket is less than you were really going, but I know guys who get all bent out of shape, refuse to sign the ticket, etc and it just goes down hill from there.



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It's all about the attitude of the person being stopped.
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be cordial and answer questions, fess up if you were driving a little fast, and you can talk your way out of a ticket ... i have buddies on the nypd and its a thankless job with much discretion cooked into the system - you must game it to your advantage
Seriously?
Maybe 20 years ago but today they want an arrest or to generate revenue (tickets) You have heard of Stop and Frisk? Totally unconstitutional and done everyday in NY

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