02-05-2014, 10:31 PM #11
02-05-2014, 11:54 PM #12
02-05-2014, 11:54 PM #13
Personally, I'd love to be the guy warning everyone so that the PDs actually get to work and stop harassing people for nonsense.Logic and Reason is all you need.
02-06-2014, 08:06 AM #14
considering 38,000 people die from speeding each year, there is a need for traffic cops.
02-06-2014, 08:34 AM #15
02-06-2014, 09:20 AM #16
US census, read it a bit wrong, total number of traffic deaths were 38000, by speed is 10,500, so close to 1/3 of all traffic deaths are speed related.
02-06-2014, 10:21 AM #17
That part about the quota is absolutely false.... Source: My father is a cop.
That assumption came from a group of radical cop-haters in the 90's....Police agencies have been trying to ward that stereotype off ever since, even providing open-book investigations of their own departments to show the people that this is indeed not true.
As far as the ole "Cops could be fightin' real crimes!"....Let me explain to you how patrol works. A police officer assigns his or herself radar duty when they're on down time. This is almost 100% a time filling duty that all patrol officers do. When a call comes in, the responding cop leaves radar duty, since it is indeed low priority.
I gotta be honest man, your arguments in these discussions seem very uneducated. I'm not trying to discount you or offend you, I'm not that kind of person, but your arguments that I've read have all been based off of here-say stereotypes.
02-06-2014, 10:26 AM #18
02-06-2014, 11:19 AM #19
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02-06-2014, 03:36 PM #20
I have a severe problem with uneducated Cops, and their "superiority complex". Just do your job 25 year old, and stop acting like you are my dead Father, who if still alive, would never act so knobish.
I don't have a problem with police and radar and speed traps especially in areas where children frequent. I live on a busy street, that never used to be busy. There is never any radar on it, and I live 5 doors from the Po-Po and the Chief is a personal acquaintance, I bust his nads every week over the race track that is in front of both my house and the Police station. Still no radar on a regular basis.
They have lowered the speed to 20 from 25mph, but it has done nothing to discourage idjits from going between 50 and 60 frequently. last year a kid was picked off in the crosswalk, and just bumped a few feet, within 2 years a child, or children will die on this street, and I will be livid.
Speeders need fines to be upwards of $600.00. Hit them in the pocketbook.