posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 12:20 AM
I think this is BS.
I have been pulled over for reasons that are disturbing, and resorted to question specific tactics just to see what the outcome would be.
1) After a concert, I and 3 others (two couples) in 1971 Mark III, turning left downtown after dark, wait for pedestrian and after turning, get pulled
Reason: "I wanted to make sure you saw the pedestrian crossing the street" by female officer
2) Driving home from work in 1967 Galaxie 500 pulled over.
Reason: Couldn't see tail lights for 500 feet. (it was not dark yet, but I was running lights)
3) Pull out of park in 1966 Chevelle and perform 5 infractions in 1 city block.
Reason: to ask if I went to "Sears Driving School"..No kidding...got warning only.
4) Pulled over in a chrysler.
Reason: Car fitting mine in description sought for bank robbery. When asked if I had any "illegal weapons, drugs, or anything I shouldn't have", I
answered "No". After 3 repeated askings, finally asked if I "had any knives or guns". I answered, "Yes", and described where my permit and
holster(s) were, while keeping my hands on my car top the entire time.
I was "schooled" about how most cops would drive me to the brush and use me for a punching bag had I not declared that at the time I handed my
license. I knew this was a "cop law" and not in any code, yet testing tolerance, This officer was a straight shooter and respected my privacy
sending me on my way.
5) pulled over just after a 12 hour drive. two units. I was asked to remain outside with observing officer. My nephew was in passenger seat and had
2 Oz. of rope making plant. The officer asking why my pupils were large as his shadow blocked the mid-day blazing sun from my eyes.
When asked if they could search the vehicle, I said go ahead, and then they followed by will we find anything we shouldn't? I said I don't know.
They forced my nephew out of the vehicle and searched to no avail.
(the rope making raw material was pocketed by my nephew prior to the search)....I think I ran over a skunk just prior to being pulled over, but the
officers nor I could find any evidence of such..
When asked why I was pulled over...
Reason: Rookie cop was being observed on his first ever vehicle stop....I was chosen randomly..
I have more, but you get the point. Now, you say todays rookies are.. "stupider"?