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Yeah, yeah, yeah. What if this and what if that. Lets not go by "what ifs" and lets go by "whats happened".
Then they're not innocent, are they? Just because you may be innocent of one crime does not gime you free reign to break the rest of the laws.
There is a big, big difference between "he seemed to match the description" and "Those plates exactly match the plates of a wanted rapist".
Originally posted by budski
There's a little disparity between that and your absurd statement.
Cams for bedroom windows and condoms
CIA and FBI
The American intelligence agencies have used lasers to detect conversations. From a distance outside, they would shine a small, invisible laser spot on a window of a building where secret conversations where being held. The reflected light off the window would be distorted due to the subtle vibrations of the glass from the conversations inside the room.
The device would detect the reflected light and convert it into electrical signals.
The Russian or Soviet Union secret service went one-up on this device. Since people were aware of the possibility of someone bugging their office or using a laser on a window to detect conversations in an office, they would often hold their secret conversations out in the park, away from any spy devices.
To spy on such conversations, the KGB developed a powerful telescope with a laser that could actually detect vibrations off a blade of grass near the people having the conversation.
What rights have you relinquished?
I don't live in a high crime area, these idiots drive cars and can prey on any neighborhood.
What does New Year's Eve have to do with where I live? Did I miss something?
I read your crime story, by the way. I had something like that happen to me and when I was confronted by the police, I was nice and cooperative and was given a ticket for criminal damage.
When I went to court, I courteously explained to the city attorney the circumstances of the incident and had the charges dropped and paid restitution for the window I broke accidentally, which was more than fair.
From what I've read on this site, you have a poor attitude about the police that you can't hide, especially when you're drunk, which exacerbates whatever problems you might have with the law.
My experience has taught me not to argue with cops, even if it means going to jail. I know that when I get my day in court, I will fair much better if I've been compliant and in a couple of cases, I've had the charges dropped.
Cops do make mistakes and sometimes you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time, but in the interest of the greater good, it is better to let justice take its course.
By the way, despite several unpleasant encounters with the police, I've only been convicted of public drunkenness, which I willingly pleaded guilty to. Even in that case, I was polite and courteous with the arresting officers and clean, well-dressed, sober, courteous and remorseful when I went to court. I think I got a twenty dollar fine with fifteen dollars court costs.
Originally posted by jackinthebox
Okay and I've been in a lot situations where I had to deal with the police. Several of those were not my fault and I have had some treat me disrespectfully and even arrest me without sufficient evidence, but I've never let it sour my attitude toward the police.
Besides that, I respect the law and I do my best to stay out of trouble and strive to be a model citizen, even if I'm sometimes woefully deficient.
Originally posted by cutbothways
Originally posted by budski
It's really quite simple - if people obeyed the laws of the land, the police wouldn't need to do this.
Can't do the time, don't do the crime.
I have zero sympathy for motorists who behave irresponsibly or illegally.
Well, you probably won't mind when they start looking into your bedroom window to make sure your wearing a condom when making love, to keep with the new population control ordinance, will you.
Typical. These will be the same people screaming for their rights as their hauled of to "camps"
Over 1.000.000 cars are stolen per year in the USA alone.