Funny LEO Story, I guess
So, I was leaving a store today, I drive a convertible, so my top was down. As soon as I turn my car on and my escort x50 powered up, it goes crazy on Ka. I was like what in the world? I'm about to back out when someone pulls into the spot next to me, on the left side, who has been pulled over.
The wonderfully bright and might I add nice LEO Officer pulls up and blocks my car in, when I was already in reverse. I figure I'll try to back out around him, I was unable to do it. I try this for about 2-3 mins. before the LEO comes up to me and yells," Why don't you just wait 5 mins. until I'm done here. " I'm sure he wasn't pleased to see I had an x50, and was an ass because of it, but does that mean he can treat people like ****? I mean come on being held up 10 mins. cause some lazy LEO doesn't want to move his car?
Anyways, I took down his license plate. I figure it'd be pointless to report anything, being minor and childish, but gggeeeesss some LEO's are really jerks aren't they? I guess that's why we have radar detectors!!!!!!
No reason not to report that. Too many young police officers don't understand what their job is...some older ones either. They think they have a new set of rights, not a new set of duties. The LEOs response was rude, uncalled for, and could get him a week doing middle school parking lot duty (if you're lucky).
I have about a half dozen friends that are officers for Coral Springs Police, Broward Sherrifs office, and NYPD. None of them would have behaved like that, and I'm sure any of them would have been embarassed by what he did.
The badge should be an honor to uphold...not a license to be a jerk.
I've spent a couple of days over on officer.com and I'm amazed at the arrogance and surprisingly, straight up ignorance of a lot of LEO's out there.
There was some thread over there about laser jammers. It was great because the LEO's were like, "Well, if you think you can spend $200 on a box you keep on your dashboard and block my laser beam no bigger than your headlight, then you deserve to get out of the ticket."
I think I woke up my neighbor from all the laughter.
I guess they just train them how to aim the damn thing and that's about it.
I'd say Leo's are about like everyone else. For example you have people
that are very familiar with computers / other technologies and want to learn
as much as possible. Then you have your other kinda people
that don't care and just want it to work. When it breaks they have no clue
what broke or how to fix it because they haven't invested the time and
learning into it.
Leo's that have this opinion that Laser Jammers and Radar Detectors
don't work are ignorant and don't care to understand. This is the same
for Judges that rule on Technology cases. Just look what happen to
Kevin Mitnick years ago.
Hey let them be ignorant, it's all in our favor. :wink:
If it is a large enough city, your impression is they are not all jerks, and you want to take the time I would report it. I would at least find out who the officer was, just in case his name comes up somewhere for election. I know a few officers who would bust your LEO down if he pulled something like that. I think technically you were illegally detained lol.
To bad someone didn't have a video camera at the time... Hmm now if the LEO had dash cam that would be a funny episode of cops.
Usually, thats true (let them be ignorant...) but it sure wasn't true in Mitnick's case hehe...or the 2600 case v.s. the MPAA regarding DVD decryption. On that note, I'm getting more and more nervous about walking into an Ohio court room to defend my LIDAR ticket next week, because sometimes I think even if I bring up all the best accurate legal information it won't matter if they want my $
Originally Posted by Orbital75
Re: Funny LEO Story, I guess
Funny thing about being blocked in.
Originally Posted by EscortDude88
About 10 years ago I was heading to my car in a parking lot and noticed a cop right in the back of my car, I was thinking how am I going to tell him to move so I can get out? Well guess what, it was my car that was being investigated because someone reported that is was being broken into. My igintion was smashed and could not get the key to work so I was not driving anywhere. As a side note, back then I had this hidden theft device which used a key to unlock under the steering wheel. That is what saved my car from being stolen.
I love LEOs that believe that RDs do not work. At my place of business we have to have security on the weekends. I chat it up with a different officer every week about RDs. Every one of the officers that has worked for us has told me that RDs are a waste of money. They don't work. I just give them a grin and agree. I tried to talk to one of them and explain how a RD works, but of course, they weren't interested. I have a single friend that is a now a cop, and he KNOWS RDs work. He's owned 3, and is a believer in them.
Funny LEOs and their crazy ideas.
Yea they say they dont work but then they come up with IO. So why do they need IO if they dont work in the first place?? :roll:
Originally Posted by thursdae
About the cop backing you in, i would tell him im trying to get out and can he move his cop car and if he doesnt take down his license plate and name and report it to the dept.
If an LEO is using radar properly, the unit is not transmitting, the LEO is gathering evidence by visual observations, once the offending vehicle is in close enough, LEO activates the radar and obtain the speed in less than 1 second, RD alarms Driver, driver has to then think about noise, then react to noise. Do not know of any driver that can brake sufficiently to avoid a ticket in under a second, unless you hit a concrete wall. Hence the RD is useless....
However, if the LEO is leaving the radar transmitting all the time OR has just targetted a vehicle ahead of you, the trace portion of radar beam will be picked up by the RD and then allow a driver to slow down, so it is usefull.
All depends on how the LEO is operating the radar and proximity.