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Speeding Cops

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Salty

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    Years ago I received a speeding ticket and went to defensive driving school to get the point removed off of my license. The guy teaching it was a cop. I remember that even though no on in our class brought the issue up he kept emphasizing that we need to not worry about whether cops are ever speeding. They have a job to do and it wasn't our worry and we should just trust them.


    I do not think anyone in that class did after that.
     
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    There is a small remnant of cops in Oathkeepers I trust, but not many.
     
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    who was it who said: "what are we in power for" ?
     
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    Police have no business speeding - or breaking other DMV laws - unless it is for offical business - period. Getting to the donut shop is NOT offical business ( & yes that was in the viedo)

    I understand that at time, the situation may call for not using strobes - but at intersections they must excerise extreme caution.
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    If you saw the viedo, two teenagers were killed by a cop apparently running a red light (1:20 in video) & the cop was NOT on an emergancy call.

    I see that on the same level as a minister taking advantage of a person he might be counseling.

    I find some of these actions disgusting.
     
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    Undoubtedly there are police officers who abuse their privilege, just as there are police officers who use excessive force. Every one of both kinds should face the consequences of his/her actions when caught. But like I've said before, the numbers among police we're talking about are far outweighed both percentage-wise and sheer numbers by the public that acts in a stupid, irresponsible manner. In the last week nationwide, there have been at least four fatal accidents involving drunk drivers going the wrong way on a divided highway, the latest happening early this morning in Kansas City.

    Given a choice of being on a highway filled with police officers, versus a highway filled with the general population, I'll take driving alongside cops every time. Certainly I'd report a police officer to his superiors if I thought he was needlessly taking advantage of his uniform or his fast car. But I see far more people who don't have the uniform or the car doing utterly ignorant things. Maybe ABC ought to do a story on that.
     
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