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Ask A Cop *The Video Series*

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posted on Mar, 13 2010 @ 01:10 AM
I'm back

Video 10

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posted on Mar, 13 2010 @ 01:52 AM
To Semperfi
thanks for hitting me up in your latest video...

As you are police officer, your answer was exactly what I expected. Your automatic assumption was that my question on 'prejudice' was racially motivated speaks volumes. Little disappointed though.

prejudice - a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment made without ascertaining the facts of a case. The word prejudice is most commonly used to refer to a preconceived judgment toward a group of people or a single person because of race, social class, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, political beliefs , religion, line of work or other personal characteristics.


It is well known here on ATS, even to foreigners, that the constitutional rights you all hold so dear to are being manipulated yet your still prepared to defend them. Must be the red.

Keep up the good work and i'll keep tuning in!


posted on Mar, 13 2010 @ 01:57 AM

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posted on Mar, 13 2010 @ 03:20 PM

Originally posted by hotbakedtater
I will ask a question!

What do you think of people like me, who drive around in cars with lots of bumper stickers?

Are you more likely to pull me over just to harass me?

I have had people tell me my car makes me a target for cops. I disagree. I think reckless driving and scofflawing targets one for the police, not what kind of car or bumperstickers it has.

(btw I drive impeccably).

Oh. In the vein of bumperstickers (I was fired for my bumperstickers so thus the theme).

I knew of someone who was a majah pothead. She claimed by putting a DARE license plate and stickers on her car, she was OK for not getting tickets. This idiot drove around with an ashtray full of blunt butts.

Is it true certain bumperstickers, or stickers, or license plates can influence a cop?

Thanks for the time.


Look at the license plate frame for a radio call sign. Small red & gold fire helmet logo with "FFA" or similar on the inside drivers side rear window.. these are police / fire credit union membership ID stickers.

In So cal popular ones are: "Los Angeles KMA-628" or "KJC- 625" both LAPD, "KUX-244" beverly hills PD.. you might even see something like "830.1" which is the penal code that defines a "peace officer" in cali. I think the triple A with a gun CHP still use "11-99" decals. Same "code" goes for out of state agencies, KOM-674 is Las Vegas PD.

These are not just for "cops", but family as well as dispatchers, secretaries and police employees in general.

Officially guys will tell you it's a safety issue, so that the officer that might pull them over is aware there is a gun, or 5, in the car. Unofficially its for professional courtesy.

Anyone can buy one, they're not illegal.. thing is if you get stopped and admit to no affiliation what-so-ever.. the officer will see it for what it is: an attempt to avoid being stopped / cited. Some cops get agro, others dont care.. mileage varies.

PSW's, aka public service whores, aka badge bunnies.. those chicks who love cops, have been known to sport these upside down to attract attention..

posted on Mar, 16 2010 @ 03:55 PM
Thanks for answering my question semperfortis, I can see where you coming from now, I was thinking you where totally dismissing Karate as useless. I was joking about a 15yr old kicking your @ss too
I guess you don't watch UFC much, Lyoto Machida is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion in MMA, his main style is Shotokan Karate, however... to level out the playing field he does mix in brazilian jiu jitsu, wrestling and sumo.

I think the main LE issue with striking is you can injure or break your hands, making your firearm hand or grappling hand useless. I have seen cops go out of control with straight punches, and I have seen cops throw punches to the head, if your a riot cop who likes to throw down as they did in Pittsburgh, they solved the injury problem with lead padded gloves!

However, if your a cop you shouldn't punch civilians in the head, as that can disable your hand or cause a law suit. What do you think about this video below? Maybe if cops took Karate they could learn how to throw a proper strike without breaking their hands or use vital point strikes, instead of head shots!

That being said, Karate is known as a striking art, the beauty of Karate is the open-handed strikes, such as the palm and elbows strikes etc.. It's not all about striking neither, just pick up a Karate book and look in the 'empty hand' self defense section and you will see grappling, restraints, throws, and vital point techniques.

It's just to tempting to throw punches for LEO's, and when it comes to restraint, most styles use the same techniques. I respect your oppinion, judo is a great grappling art, however I have to disagree on one thing, I believe Karate would be effective in LE, as they could learn how to NOT break their hands!

Had the guy in the above video took Karate, he could of used proper strikes without injuring his hand.

For $7.95 I can send you a two page booklet teaching you the THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST KARATE STRIKES, Act Now For FREE Black Belt ---->

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posted on Mar, 16 2010 @ 04:51 PM

For $7.95 I can send you a two page booklet teaching you the THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST KARATE STRIKES, Act Now For FREE Black Belt ---->

That's OK

But No Thank You


posted on Mar, 16 2010 @ 07:11 PM
reply to post by semperfortis

Might I just say that last video you posted, was very enlightening and scary, where you reflect at the differences in society now and then.
If you're still answering questions I would like to know:
In your opinion, do you have any ideas as to what has influenced, or brought about this change over the years? the violence specifically (from fist fights to knives and guns)?

Thank you in advance.

EDIT TO ADD MY OPINION: I'm pretty young relatively, I was being born when you started in the force, but it's something brought up quite often down here as well (Australia).
Not just over dinner talk or whatever, but very often I have a chat with an old fella and they unequivocally always agree that people used to be much more open especially with strangers, and during conflicts the violence never escalated more than the odd biff. Now, they explain, theirs no community, nobody shares the open connection like they used to, and extreme violence is much more pervasive.
IMO I think it really has to do with the influences of kids, the violence and dividing nature of the things they watch or see. Anyone who's familiar with my posts knows I'm completely against the control of media's and such, 'to protect children', but I do think they are exposed to terrible material regularly.
I blame the kids parents and elders. Why? Well, in your day I'm sure you're parents would have kept you from seeing sex and violent material when you were young. But nowadays, parents aren't active enough in raising their children. I know that's clearly a generalization, maybe, too many parents aren't active enough.
Let me put it this way, lets say little Jimmy and Sally go to Katie's place to play, they are all 6, now Katie's father, says come on kids I've got something to show you, and flicks on X rated Porn. Now when Jimmy and Sally go home, their parents are outraged, social services take Katie away from her father and charges are pressed.
Now imagine the same situation, but Katie's father hands them a video game.
Nobody cares.
I don't think parents take enough care to protect their children from content in new medias, (I don't know why, maybe because they are unfamiliar to many), I think children are over exposed to deplorable content in video games and on the internet. I hate that often the blame goes to the video games or the Internet themselves. That's like in the original hypothetical that the blame goes to DVDs, the blame should be on parents and their responsibilities.

However I wouldn't think it will continue getting worse, many young parents these days are much more IT savvy, and much more aware that video games aren't just children's toys, and are aware of what we find online. I think because of this, things will get better (so long as the government doesn't try to take our liberties!), and the next generation of cop might see our society from 'gone to hell' like you've found, back to something more like the old days (finger crossed). I hope you can find inspiration and belief that things can get better, because with your experience and passion you could be an amazing influence on even one good young cop on the street.

Cheers, (Whoa long edit)...

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posted on Mar, 17 2010 @ 08:06 AM
Semper, thanks for your reply.

At least now I know the attitude I get from police is not my imagination.
All police officers I have run across in daily life have been extremely nice except the ones that have run my name (2 speeding tickets and an expired inspection sticker)

even though I stated the offenses happened 20+ yrs ago, you still told me to "control my temper"

I believe 20+ yrs of being a "good girl" proves I have. Thank you very much!

posted on Mar, 17 2010 @ 01:38 PM

You rock. Thank you most definately for doing this series. It has answered a lot of questions.

Keep up the good work. Thank you for help keeping our streets safe for us all.

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 06:37 PM
This may sound dumb but remember, I'm north of the border. What's the difference between DUI and DWI?

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 07:21 PM
When I visit the states in a few months, may I go on a thieving rampage? Not just your boring dime store hold ups, but diamond and art heists, the exciting stuff, Wearing a ninja outfit of course. Will you arrest me if I pop in to say gday SF, Or can we make it a buddy movie were you let me off in the end ?

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posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 12:55 AM
Can't remember if it has been asked and answered before, so I'll ask anyways dude.

Having seen a few Officers down here in Australia speeding, where it is pretty clear they WEREN'T on their way to a call out, what is the procedure if I followed behind them at the same speed??? If I was pulled over by them, and given a ticket, would I be able to appeal it considering the circumstances???

And by speeding, I mean doing 110km/h (just on 60mph, or a little over) in a 80km/h posted zone. I noticed that he kept looking in the mirror, but didn't seem to care that I was pacing him, but I wonder what the call would be in that situation????

Also, in regards to speeding again. I got pulled over 1 day while working, and I KNOW I was over the limit. Was going 145-150km/h in a 110km/h zone. Was actually on a freeway passing up the inside, because an unmarked police car was outside lane, another car right along side in the middle lane, and I passed them up the inside after following them for about 5-6 kays. Anyways, moral of the story, I didn't get a ticket (thankfully, because I would have lost my licence!!!), but if I had gotten a ticket, would I have been able to get off, considering the unmarked car DIDN'T have a radar unit mounted on it????

posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 05:21 AM
110 km/h equals 75 mph. 100 km/h is 62 mph.

posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 07:38 AM
reply to post by semperfortis

Don't know if you're gonna do anymore vids, but I'm pretty sure I watched all the videos and don't think this topic has come up.

If you're not comfortable answering these questions or if you feel they're too off topic from the theme (since I'm kinda skirting it here) I'll understand if you don't wish to answer these. Or, if you just want to answer one or some, that's fine too. I know the videos can only be so long.

However, since the topic of being a sniper or having sniper training came up and since this is ATS and not just any old website, I wanted to get some old school conspiracy questions in, but I didn't know if you would be comfortable answering them. However, many questions I could have asked, had already been answered earlier in the thread.

So, I was wondering if you had any thoughts on the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

My questions are.

1. Are the JFK conspiracy theories of any interest to you, or have they been in the past?

2. If so and you know enough about the event, then in your opinion do you think Oswald, a single shooter, could have made the 2 shots on a moving target from the depository that the commission claims he did with the weapon he used; a 6.5 mm caliber Carcano rifle?

Rephrase for shortness: In other words, was the shot possible or how likely was it in your opinion? (I personally think it was possible, but some people do not.)

3. Are you aware of or ever heard of the Umbrella Man?

4. Have you heard the theory that he may have been working with the assassin as a signal giver to Oswald?

5. If so, do you think a signal giver such as the Umbrella Man could actually have been any help at all to a sniper? In other words, could a signaler have made an impossible shot, possible?

Anyway, I personally believe in a conspiracy, but in only one shooter. Just other people working behind the scenes.

On a lighter note. Have you considered that your stance on glazed vs jelly filled donuts is wrong and misguided? In my opinion a jelly filled donut is vastly superior to a glazed donut. Are you sure you're on the right side of the issue here? lol.

Thank you for protecting us on the streets, and also dedicating your free time to answering our questions. It is much appreciated.

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posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 10:15 AM
reply to post by tinfoilman

Excellent questions and I will address them all when I do the next video


posted on Mar, 22 2010 @ 05:18 PM
reply to post by semperfortis

That'll be awesome.

posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 11:17 PM
Just another quick one for you mate.

Has there ever been, throughout your career, a time where you have ever thought about, or ever actually, countermanded an order from a Superior??? Or a time where you have thought "You know what, that order is complete BS", due to what you have seen whilst having boots on the ground? And if so, would you care to elaborate??? If not, thats cool.

posted on Apr, 1 2010 @ 11:44 PM
I guess I have always wondered why cops feel it is ok to arrest imprison and extract money out of people for victimless crimes everything from traffic citations to drugs and etc.. This could be a two part question cause I don't know how you feel personally and if you do feel that it's ok. So I have wondered if there are cops who have a problem with it and try to minimize it and do just enough to keep their superiors happy?

You mentioned you have done some DEA work. So lets take the drug war for starters look at marijuana. How can anyone be committing a crime for growing a plant? Who is the victim? The orginal basis for law in this country was no damaged or injured party no crime and if there was an injured party had to make the claim not the police. Now people can be arrested for growing a certasin kind of plant for god sake.

I believe the drug war is a colossal failure so I was wondering how you feel about the group of officers. who used to be narcs etc who are now against the drug war.

I could go on and on about many things but this will suffice for now.

posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 11:40 PM

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posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 11:23 AM
hi and thanks for the thread,

What are your thoughts on the entrapment laws, is this something that is necessary or justifiable in reguards to getting an arrest or conviction, even without the crime happening before being tempted so to speak by the authorities.

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