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Danville, Virginia: Police opening car hoods to block their own dash cams.

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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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Police in Danville, Virginia are putting the hoods of their cars up when they pull people over to block the dash cameras from filming them.




I dont know whether this has been documented or reported by any news service.

As far as I can tell, this is the only source until this story gets more attention.

But it is kind of strange as to why these police cars have their hoods up.

I suppose they could be having mechanical issues but it would be a strange coincidence if theyre all having mechanical issues...

If their intention is to block the dash cams, what's their motivation to do so?

edit on 26-9-2016 by gladtobehere because: thread title



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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 12:59 PM
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Fire them, revoke any license(s) they have to get another job in law enforcement, and send them packing.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

Any chance this is some sort of protest? Not saying I support it, but just a thought.


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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:00 PM
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Motivation is easy- they don't want to get caught doing whatever it is they're doing.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:02 PM
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No they're not, they're checking the oil...

Another tactic is pointing the car at an angle away from the scene or subject.

Or using a squad car parked sideways between the dash cam and subject.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:02 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

It's a bit more blatant than the whole "my body cam malfunctioned" excuse... In court (if a case gets that far) they are going to be asked why they put their hood up when they had other priorities at the time.. this just seems stupid to me.
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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:02 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

Does seem a little fishy.

Though I've seen some cops do this before dash cams.

we sure it's not blazingly hot and the cops don't want their cars overheating?


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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
Motivation is easy- they don't want to get caught doing whatever it is they're doing.

From the dash cams 'point of view' the whiteout is a fault with the camera.

Only with this other perspective do we see the truth.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

Isn't it standard procedure to do an oil check before approaching a vehicle during a traffic stop?

Source seems a bit sketchy, but the car in both pictures is the same car (607)in different locations.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:05 PM
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Yeah, this is coming from Shaun King the leader of BLM, so....... block of salt. Not saying it's not true, but he is anything but unbiased.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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here in fl it is common practice when they sit on the side of the road for long periods of time with the lights on that they leave them running, they open the hoods to help keep the engines cool because there is no enough air flow sitting.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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First of all, most police will have microphones on their persons still recording with the dash cam.

Secondly, throwing up your car hood will not obstruct your body cam. Which, as we all know, will be the industry standard soon enough.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere
Wouldn't surprise me. Police feel like their duty is being interfered with if someone watches them do their job. That should pretty much say everything.


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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:10 PM
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Sorry, modern cars can sit and idle without overheating. This isn't the 1970's.

I'd tend to assume the obvious, criminals don't like to be watched.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:15 PM
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Sorry, modern cars can sit and idle without overheating. This isn't the 1970's.


spoken like someone that has no clue as to how cars work, they will overheat. just ask any mechanic. the electric fans can not keep up with the heat gain.

come down to fl and go by road construction , i guarantee you you will see it.


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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

So what about microphones and body cams?



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: MisterSpock


Sorry, modern cars can sit and idle without overheating. This isn't the 1970's.


spoken like someone that has no clue as to how cars work, they will overheat. just ask any mechanic. the electric fans can not keep up with the heat gain.

come down to fl and go by road construction , i guarantee you you will see it.



That's rich, given the fact that I've been into cars for a long time, own several, modify them and repair them, and use them in competitive events.

But please, tell me more.......



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Most modern cars don't have to sit and idle for hours on end. Popping the hood open is pretty common when the vehicle is going to be parked and running for an extended time.

I know everybody hates Snopes, but Snopes has provided a bit of story the article in the OP doesn't.

www.snopes.com...

Of note is that Danville PD has bodycams, not just dashcams.



posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: MisterSpock

So what about microphones and body cams?


The must not have them yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to see scarfs make a stylish comeback for the body cams.




posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock


Of note is that Danville PD has bodycams, not just dashcams.


No conspiracy here. Move along.



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