posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:49 AM
Obligatory: Sorry if this is in the wrong place, won't be offended if it's moved. Thanks.
Driving down the highway yesterday afternoon as a passenger with a friend, he noticed in the rearview mirror a car coming from behind pretty fast. I
turned around and saw what was an obvious law enforcement vehichle coming up from behind. He was directly behind us for just a few seconds, then
changed lanes and flew by.
As he sped by us, I noticed that the car was painted with a design I had never seen and the side of it prominently displayed the website address
force1.us . Then as he sped by we saw the back of the car read Special Police. We were going about 75 (5 miles over actually), and this guy flew by
us ... he had to be going at least 10-15 mph more than we were which would put him going at about 85-90 in a 70mph zone. No lights, no siren ....
just speeding down the highway at an illegal speed.
Anyway .... Just pointing out the speeding thing ... it ticks me off that cops can get away with breaking any laws they see fit. My main point here
is to ask if anyone else has seen or heard of these so-called "Special Police" or Force1? I'm 33 and have never seen nor heard of them, and my
buddies Mom had never either and she's in her 60s ... but she said she had seen her first one also, about a week before this.
I live in Kansas and the car had a KS - Jackson County Tag. I looked at the website Force1.us...
and it says that they are prisoner transport or
something like that. I've heard of prisoner transport, volunteer patrols, etc., but never any that had been allowed to state that they were, in
fact, Special Police. To me it seems more like Cops-4-Hire? There's not a lot of info. at the site but it says they're nationwide. If the cars
say explicitly that they are police, are they really sanctioned as police? Or could they be (y'know ... if "needed")? (Secret/Not so secret)
Reserve Police ready to be called into action if/when the time comes? And if not, how can the cars be allowed to state that they are?
Anyone else ever seen or heard of this Special Police or Force1? Or any other companies being allowwed to outright promote themselves as Law
Enforcement? Isn't impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer a felony?
[edit on 18-3-2009 by SpookshowJon]