I just want to say that the police in my city are absolutely nuts!
I live in Mobile County in Alabama and it's been like this for the past year. It started off like a year ago when they had the idea to do random
roadblocks and checkpoints to just stop people and check their information, and this was only done on major holidays, like Fourth of July weekend, New
Years Eve, and stuff like that to make sure people weren't drinking and driving. Now, they've gone off the deep end and do these roadblocks
randomly, almost every weekend, and sometimes on random weeknights. And lately, for the past week or so, I cannot drive around without seeing police
patrols EVERYWHERE. And they have been acting crazy.
For example, (just one of many) I went to my friends house one night because we were having a get together and cookout. We turned into his
neighborhood and were followed by a Sheriff car that was tailgating us all the way to his house when we pulled into his driveway. The Sheriff kept
going past us. But his house is the last house on the street, but the street keeps going into new neighborhood territory and there is nothing back
there except a dead end. So we got out of the car to walk inside, and as expected, he came back down the street to exit the neighborhood. Keep in
mind that me and my friends have no reason for the police to be looking for us or bothering us. So, the party is over later that night and one of my
other friends is driving home.
This is where it gets weird.
He lives right down the road from where we were and as he was turning out of the neighborhood a car passed him and flashed its brights at him. He
flashed his brights back thinking, "what an asshole" and it turned out to be a city cop. The cop whipped around behind him and didn't put its
lights on or anything, but just followed him to his house down the street and turned in his driveway after him. So my friend gets out of his car, and
looks at the cop and just walks inside his house like normal thinking, "I dunno what's wrong with this cat, but I'm going to bed." So after he
goes inside the cop gets out and starts shining a flashlight through his windows and walking around the house. At this point, my friend is thinking,
what the *snip* is wrong with this dude? So he goes to his door and opens it and the conversation went something like this:
Friend: "can I help you with something?"
Cop: "yeah, were you driving that car right there?"
Friend: "yeah, why?"
Cop: "well it's been reported stolen."
Friend: "What?! I've had that car since I was 17."
Cop: "Well the computer says its stolen."
Friend: "Well, its not. It's my car."
Cop: "hold on a sec."
Goes to his car for like 10 minutes while my friend waits at the door.
He comes back.
Cop: "Alright well you have a good night."
And he leaves.
Has anyone else been noticing increased policia activity in their city lately?
And does anyone elses city have an assload of roadblocks and any random given time? Or is it just our city?
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[edit on 3-6-2008 by GAOTU789]