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Originally posted by Maxmars
Originally posted by matt the rat
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
Wouldn't that mean having such a car automatically makes the owner guilty? Isn't there some legal 'due process' that needs to take place before 'punishment' is inflicted? After all, we don't presume all gun-owners are guilty of gun crimes, do we? Or do you?
Also, shouldn't we expect that the punishment 'fit' the crime? They were 'parked.' Shouldn't they have received 'parking tickets? (sorry - not funny)
I can't image what criminal activity this prevented. Also, shouldn't they wait for the crime to be 'committed' before creating the criminal? There just going to get kicked out of court for 'technicalities' thus wasting even MORE money on this 'bust'.
Originally posted by daddyroo45
After reading this thread through I have come to the conclusion that the cops busted this group of car buffs because they didn't want to face down any real criminals.Real criminals usually make them wet thier panties anyway.Although it doesn't show through thier village people uniforms.
Originally posted by sputniksteve My windows are tinted because I like the look and I like to blaze, so I don't like people staring at me.
Originally posted by matt the rat
What criminal activity did this prevent? Apparently nobody had anything to say regarding innocent bystanders that get killed when a street race goes bad. What if a cop swarm prevented something like that?
maybe the cops are looking for stolen property, checking warrants, drugs, etc.
What better place to start? Got all of these high quality citizens in one place. If they've got nothing to hide, what's the problem then?
The cops can search my vehicle anytime they want. These "bolt on parts geniuses" act like freedom fighters and they are not much more than general punks.
Maybe the cops are doing a little bit of EPA enforcement?
You can't tell me that all of these fart cars running around are street legal anymore.
I don't know.
When I see a fart/thug car with all four windows tinted then you can't help but wonder what they are trying to hide.
Originally posted by bergle
The police however, are just lackeys to the corrupt politicians, and get orders to do things they probably disagree with too at times.
Originally posted by mattifikation
I know what it is. There's not a doubt in my mind what really happened here.
A bunch of stuffy old people got mad because the "good old days" where kids should "be seen and not heard" are gone. They saw those flashy new cars that weren't built to appeal to their old Cadillac and Lincoln and Buick loving tastes. So, they whined and complained to the right people, and the elected officials in that community catered to the old people because they have more money and more of them vote.
The solution? These young people should send their elected officials a message by organizing an effort to vote out the incumbents in their next election. Even if they failed, it would tell those officials that they need to act for EVERYONE they represent, and not just the old fogies that hate everything "newfangled" and the "young hooligans" that use it.