posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 09:54 PM
a reply to: avgguy
Cops are allowed to do this - when you did all the turns and the stop lights, did you do it suddenly or very "last minute"?
I can think of several (legal) reasons that a cop would do this:
1. The cop wasn't actually following you; you just happened to be going the same way that they had to go. They wouldn't have followed you all that way
if they really wanted to pull you over.
2. Something about your car's make, model, or partial plates racked their suspicions. Maybe someone earlier reported to the cops a person in a red '03
Focus went flying past them above the limit. If that cop comes across a car looking similar, they might follow just to see if you are that car.
3. You acted suspicious - my reason for asking my question right off the bat is because if a cop is behind you, and you suddenly dart into another
lane (even with a turn signal), they might see it as you trying to elude them. In my case, they followed me into a subdivision because just before the
light turned yellow I darted through.
4. In some cases, they will follow long enough to make sure there isn't a warrant out for you; for example, the police in my area have sometimes
followed my dad (he had to pay child support, and even though he did, the police still would follow just long enough to make sure there wasn't a bench
warrant out for him).
As for an apology...Why? They didn't pull you over, did they? They didn't say anything to you, right? You're obviously typing on here, so they didn't
drag you off to jail. So, do you care to explain how the police have an "inherent prejudice" by "following" you? Please tell me this is a sarcastic
jib, else I may use some stronger language that will definitely play Devil's Advocate.