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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Originally posted by Kruel
Yeah... way to protect us from the bad guys.
This just proves what the police force really is... a business.
Bingo...Another form of government generating income...The LE have their raids, ticketing and fines, the higher levels have their wars and lobbying for dirty crap to let slide. It's a big scam imposed upon the little people.
Originally posted by DYepes
Because breaking the law is breaking the law, whether your selling drugs, jumping a fence, or illegally modifying your vehicle that will be driven on public roads.
Originally posted by dgtempe
In the early 90's i went to this very gathering in California with my boss. She owned a Lamberghini and was really into it. It was nice and a pleasant experience, rather boring for those of us who dont own such vehicles! The overall age was 35-80 and people were well to do, of course! There was nothing there that would illicit the summoning of police at all.
They will not miss an opportunity to drill into us that the MOLICE (military police) is watching you and can do as they please- like ruin your day and so forth.
I say they should go back to Starbucks or Dunkn Dounuts and read the paper.
Originally posted by BluByWho
Unfortunatly it's a whole lot easier to just pay the $75 ticket than it would be to have the shop who sells my exhaust send a rep. to court, hire an attorney, and have my car officially tested. I can afford the attorney, but why waste the extra money, I doubt the PD will pay for it, and if they do at the end of the day will it really matter much, the next cop in the next jursidiction will just write another ticket, then its the same song and dance all over again. I have the money, i dont have the time, I have more important things to worry about than a measly $75. Like my family, friends, and dogs. I dont want to spend my free time fighting some ridiculous exhaust ticket, aside from my full time job I am also trying to start a business.
On a side note induction systems are relativly cheap ($300 or less) mine in particular was only $75. I know Cali is the worst state to own a modded car in, so this article doesnt surprise me in the least.
My car has not a single sticker on it and aside from being lowered and tinted appears factory stock.
Originally posted by sputniksteve
Just to play some devils advocate here.
If murderers, rapists, and gang bangers were stupid enough to congregate in a shopping center parking lot, I am sure they would all get arrested quicker then you can say Police state.
I am sure there was reasons for doing this that we don't know about. Lets not forget that people irresponsibly driving way too fast on city streets does have the consequence of people losing their lives sometimes. So quite being so naive and thinking these were nothing but law abiding citizens just hanging out. Get real people.
You know damn well that that extra 30hp exhaust and 5% tint is going to get you in trouble. Quite acting like a kid when you get pulled over and ticketed for it. You are smarter then that.
Take responsibility people. I am not saying you shouldn't do this stuff, but when the hammer comes down, quite crying. I do lots of illegal stuff, and I know the consequences if I get caught. I am not going to start suing people and crying on forums because of it.