posted on Dec, 23 2008 @ 08:27 AM
First, I want to say some of your stories are down right lies. The guy who had 15 cops on him and a police helicopter? PLEASE, there was a gun fight
in my area the other day and they found 6 guns in the guys apartment (never happened before, I don't live in a bad area or anything) and there
wasn't even 15 cops there. The dude with his B.S. story about the Corvette and calling his lawyer, I saw that posted on another forum. So either A,
you're lying or B, you post is another forum quite different to this one and judging by the forum I saw this in I'm guessing it is A.
I agree with practically everything the OP said. The crossing your hands on the wheel is kind of weird, I don't think that is necessary or even
'better' to do.
Respect is key. It's no different than any other aspect of life. Why pass judgement on someone before a word comes out of their mouth? "Oh, it's
a cop so he's got to be a jerk" is going to hurt you a lot more than it's going to protect you. I had three friends go into law enforcement.
It's true and I'll just echo it, they are HUMAN like you.
I have a great cop story to share...
A buddy who joined the navy out of high school was coming back for a week on leave, so we threw him a nice little hotel party. We were all still
underage at this point, but what does that matter these days, if you want to get drunk, you will, but anyway... A lot of new stuff had gone up in our
town since he had been gone, we had already had a few drinks (not to the point of slurring speach and bumbling idiocy though), and decided to go for a
ride around town to show him what was new. We took a friends car, went for the ride. We stopped at a store to buy a pack of cigarettes, get in the
car to go back to the hotel, pull out of the gas station and it was onto a main road in the town which was lit pretty well, and I'm sure everyone has
had those times were they pull out and for whatever reason forgot to flip on the headlights, well the navy friend did this and after a moment or two
he realized he forgot to turn them on and flips them on. About a second later the red and blues are flashing in the rearview. I go into 'oh crap'
mode because were definitely drinking, would without a doubt fail a breathalizer, and probably smelled like it. It is finally at this time that my
navy friend tells me HE DOESN'T HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE, he just has his drivers permit card. I skip oh crap mode and go into WTF mode, obviously if
I would have known this I would have been behind the wheel. Im thinking how in the world it's going to look when he tries to tell the officer a) he
hasnt been drinking, b) he doesnt have a license, and c) "it's a friends car." My heart sunk in my chest at this point. Well, the officer comes
up to my window and asks why we didn't have our headlights on. Navy friend says "Im sorry officer, I didn't realize I forgot to turn them on
because all the streetlamps, but as soon as I noticed I turned them on (they were on already at this point). The officer asks where we headed and
the navy buddy says he was home on leave and he was staying at the hotel down the road and we were out to get a pack of cigarettes. The police
officer says okay, and then asks for his info, and navy buddy hands him the drivers permit card and his navy id. The cop takes ONE LOOK at the navy
card, hands the cards right back through the window, tells us to be safe and have a great evening! I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. Absolutely did not
believe it. No license, probably reeking of alcohol, and he lets us go with hardly a blink of an eye. I can vouch first hand that police officers
WILL give a free pass to those in the armed services. I'm fully aware how stupid it was to even be out driving after drinking anyway(I was young,
you live and you learn), but I'm completely thankful it was with my Navy buddy.