a reply to: underwerks
Never had an issue. Everytime I was in the wrong I got a break.
Had a car accident, got a ticket for crossing the lane where I could not cross, had a suspended license at the time. Was a pretty bad accident first
months driving. I could have had my life ruined. The cop just wanted to know I was ok.
Got pulled over for running a stop sign, still had a suspended license (before accident) had weed in the ash tray, got a ticket for the stop sign and
was told not to leave clips in ash tray "jackass". Was allowed to park and "have someone else drive car home". Could have been towed and kept in
Way before all that, got stopped for looking funny (I used to dress like a militant idiot), had much weed on me, was told to stomp it out and get the
Got stopped before even that, had a knife taken from me, they didnt even get out of the car.
I have had bad encounters, but not terrible. Got a ticket while a blond in a sports car in front of me was waved off for speeding like me.
Got a ticket by a butch female cop for not signaling when switching lanes....bitch trying to prove herself. I did, she was just mean because I was
over worked and made the mistake of bitching.
Got arrested for trespassing because I wanted to NOT litter and use a trash bin down some street side steps of a building...cops were not idiots and
wrote it up as such, currently waiting for dismissal due shortly. That kind of sucked as it set back my enlistment into the army, but even that worked
out for me. I am more ready than I was before.
All and all I have had positive interactions. There is more but I just get called an idiot or dumbass, am told what I did wrong and I never do it
I think it has everything to do with how YOU deal with them. We are mirrors. There are times that cops are just retards or assholes, but overall they
have been great fellow citizens to me.
When I get pulled over, keys go on roof, hands go on steering wheel, head goes out of ass.
On foot or driving, ID always comes out, and my respectful voice sets the tone.
I have yet to meet a cop I cant say my peace to. I dont ONLY try to get my way. I accept fault, try to make amends, and am let be free. They feel
comfortable calling me a jackass instead of showing me how much of one I am.
That has allot to do with it.
I have smoked weed in front of a cop once. He caught me, I admitted it like the time they made me stomp it out, he let me finish and we talked about
rent. I said good night and that was it.
This was when it was still not decriminalized in NY.
I think every state is different, but NY cops are good people. They are also the devil himself if you mess with them.
I guess they see so much that they become expert human watchers. They understand and will be "human" if YOU let them.
Pro tip: Dont BS. Dont bitch. Dont blame.
edit on 10 24 2016 by tadaman because: (no reason given)