Cops are just doing their job. No sense in giving them a hard time. I know you like to pay respects to our soldiers risking their lives over seas, and I appreciate that. Just remember cops (and firefighters) risk their lives here.
Bull$hit, go dig up my post from morebeer, about getting stop almost every week while driving to work often by the same cops.
Heres some more cops just doing their jobs>
>Volusia County Sheriff Bob Vogelhttp://www.zoominfo.com/people/Vogel_Bob_33297530.aspxhttp://www.erowid.org/freedom/law/forfeiture/forfeiture_media4.shtml
< Daytona Beach. In June 1992, the Orlando Sentinel revealed that Volusia County Sheriff Bob Vogel had created a special police drug squad which preyed upon thousands of innocent motorists driving on U.S. Interstate 95
. Operating under a broadly written Florida law allowing police seizure of cash and property based on probable cause without arrests in suspected felony cases, the police engaged in pure highway robbery.
Police conduct was guided by no written rules and reviewed only by the sheriff, who controlled all funds confiscated. Any motorists stopped who had $100 or more in cash were assumed to be a drug trafficker
, and their money was taken. From 1989 until the bad publicity in 1992
, the squad seized more than $8 million in cash from motorists, mostly blacks and Latinos, and in only four cases did the innocent owners get all their money back. >
<The Orlando Sentinel noted, “Deputies routinely said bills in denominations of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100
were suspicious because they are typical of what dealers carry. But that leaves few alternatives for others. >
That was my daily life, so along with the help of my lawyer (former state prosecutor) learned how to handle the roadside problem.
So now I standup for myself at every stop, not be a dick but its my rights as a American. My last traffic stop was 3yrs ago for speeding and talked my way out of the ticket--less than 7mph over.
You may change your tune if you are ever T boned by a drunk driver or if you ever have a family member killed.
Again this came up @ morebeer, been there done that, and since then another couple was killed leaving a young girl behind.
But stopping everybody is the exact same as guilty till proven innocent
Gee sounds just like TSA, suspect everybody as terrorist - if you have nothing to hide than you'll submit....