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Do "The Rules" Really Apply To Everybody?

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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:14 PM
Hello everyone, this thread will be talking about the discrepancies of what we are told and what we see happening daily... My example is below, please feel free to share any of your own as well

So I am on the road today when I pull up to a traffic light and see a police car to my right. Upon a second glance however I see that the police man does not have his seat-belt on (I saw the silver locking mechanism way up by his door) and he is also texting on his Blackberry! How ludicrous! Last time I checked there is a fine for not wearing a seat-belt, and there is currently a HUGE campaign going on about texting while driving. AT&T has commercials out now, and there was even a Public Service Announcement so graphic it almost didn't air on t.v... Do the rules really apply to us all?

Anyone else have any of these kind of stories? Please feel free to share...

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:26 PM
I've seen too many corrupt police, running stop signs, turning right on red lights when it is prohibited. The list goes on.

This is what happens when there is nobody to police the police.

I think it was Charlie Manson who said

"The police used to watch over the people, now they watch the people."

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:30 PM
reply to post by theflamingswan92

In most states there is an exemption for Officers wearing a seat belt due to it hindering access to the firearm.

There is also written in most state laws exceptions for police and red lights, speeding and stop signs... In the course of their duties...

If you want it changed, run for office or vote someone in that agrees with you..


posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:31 PM
reply to post by heyJude

Very interesting quote... I guess it is true as well, they need police for the police... But even they would get corrupted I suppose..

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by semperfortis

I had no idea about the seat-belt law, thanks for informing me semperfortis

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:40 PM
You and you only choose to follow rules.

No, they only apply to people who agree.

To have a country say their rules apply to everyone within that country is well, tyrannical.

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:45 PM
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

If you have the right amount of money you'll get away with, well maybe not murder, but... I can't think of a way to finish that sentence. I'll get back to you later.

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:45 PM
No they don't. simple. sweet.

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 02:55 PM
Before I posted wanted to think about the question, and try to think of a time that the police or lets say the "higher authority" wasn't corrupt, and well, I couldn't think of one.

We live in a time that those with a badge, and corporate backing pretty much run things, and for those that think that the law was made for the bad to protect the good, well I think we are way, way past that.

When you see the police doing something illegal, who are you going to tell? The way they back each other up, is the way that the people need to have the same allegiance, then I think things might have a chance to change.

Maybe we should make our own badges for the protection of our own rights, to show those in power, that though they want to enforce their rules, we know what the rules are.

Peace to you...

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 03:41 PM
I used to be a cabbie some years ago. In the Netherlands, cabs don't have a window that separates the guests from the driver. You only have to wear your seatbelt when there are NO customers in the car. They told me because it would be very easy to tie the driver up and rob him if he wore the seatbelt.
Speeding was also kinda allowed. If the cops saw me speeding they just would make the gesture to slow down a bit. It happened to me quite a lot.

Never got a ticket even doing more than twice the speed allowed.

I was sanctioned once, but by the chief of the company. Once at 4:00 AM in the morning I passed a cop car coming from the opposite direction as I was doing 120 Mph where 50 Mph was allowed with a brand new Mercedes E-type.
In the mirror I saw them making a U-turn but I put the pedal to the metal. After doing the fare I was called for I drove back and just before I entered the town I closed in on the coppers that tried to get me 15 minutes ago. At the city limits where you have to slow down, he pulled his brakes as if it was an emergency stop and I had to brake hard as well. They didn't pull me over, it would be hard to prove that I had been speeding because I drove for a large local company. I was glad they didn't know I was the only cabbie in town at night during the week.
But the next night as I attended for the night shift I got the oldest and most rotten car in the lot.

Thanks chief!

So, the rules are not the same for everyone.

I heard about a saying once,

an exception confirms the rule.

[edit on 30-6-2010 by Regenstorm]

[edit on 30-6-2010 by Regenstorm]

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 03:47 PM
I don't blame seat belt laws and such on the police, I blame it on the influence of the insurance companies in our govt., plus, to be honest, the hand wringing women out there.

"but what about the children????"

Americans don't seem to understand that there's a price for freedom, and sometimes it might be paid for by infants, children, and teens.

We have it our collective head that the price of freedom is paid for by 17-35 year old men in military uniforms, that signed up to defend us.

No, lol, it's paid for by folks that willingly say "I'll take my chances, thank you."

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 03:49 PM
I just read a story today about red light cameras catching the police breaking the laws.

Jun. 29, 2010
Red Light Cameras Catch Police In Eastern Iowa
Traffic Cameras Catch Police Running Red Lights And Speeding In Eastern Iowa

(AP) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Traffic cameras have snapped 26 local patrol cars speeding and running red lights in eastern Iowa. Cedar Rapids Police Chief Greg Graham said six officers have been issued letters of discipline because they didn't have their patrol car's lights and sirens operating when they were speeding to a call. He said five were not violations and that the remaining 15 instances are under review.

Cedar Rapids police also have notified Marion police and the Linn County sheriff's office of possible violations by their personnel, and are investigating infractions by city buses and a garbage truck.

Marion Police Chief Harry Daugherty said the authorities must be "consistent and show no favoritism."


Information from: The Gazette,

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:06 PM
reply to post by Regenstorm

Yeah I guess there is an exception to every rule.. That makes total sense what you said about how it would be easier to tie you up if you wore a seat-belt..

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:08 PM
reply to post by toolstarr

Thank you for the contribution toolstarr. I have had the same thing happen here too. There was a report where an off duty officer struck and killed a 15 year old girl while goint 45mph over the speed limit, without a siren or any headlights (It was night-time...)

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:09 PM

Originally posted by IamBoon
No they don't. simple. sweet.

You hit the nail right on the head my friend.. I am in total agreement.

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:19 PM
Several years ago me and some mates got caught up in a fight at our local pub. When the police arrived they did not try and calm the situation, instead they started using pepper spray and unleashing their dogs straight away.

Me and a friend were trying to leave and the police were pushing us and stamping on our toes (I think to try and provoke us in order to make an arrest). In the end they hit my mate across the kneecaps with their cosh and he fell forward into one officer who then promptly arrested him for 'assualting police'. (Despite the fact we were assualted by them).

We were both taken in and charged the next morning. Drunk and disorderly (despite only having 2 beers and not being remotely 'drunk') and resisting arrest.

The UK Police have quotas for arrest and will find ways to provoke people into commiting crimes or greatly exaggerate things in order to meet their targets.

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:44 PM
Here in south Carolina we had cops lie on a police report, did they go to jail? NO

If your just talking about enforcement officers and different rules for them such as why they can tint their windows and we can't then I can see some arguments none of which I agree with. As for are their rules that apply to only some and not others I don't think you can argue against the fact the power and wealth does bring a certain amount of protection from laws. Check out all the celebrities caught with drugs, guns and the like, do they receive the same treatment as a normal citizen? NOT BY FAR.

This new nobility has all the pleasure and none of the restriction that the normal peasant has, so is social and communism, the sheep don't live like the ruling class. The elite can fly private jets and preach to the lowly humans about living green and not driving a car, they will steal classified information (in their pants) and never even see a jury about it. Some can lie in federal court, embezzle millions of dollars, destroy whole communities, call for genocide and there are no repercussions. While I threaten to protect my family from thieves and I am the enemy! I want to carry a gun to protect myself and those around me, and I am the war monger, teach my daughter capitalism and the rich call me greedy....

THERE SHOULD BE NO RICH SOCIALIST OR COMMUNIST, TAKE THEIR MONEY FIRST!!! IF YOU SUPPORT SOCIALISM GIVE ME YOUR MONEY BECAUSE YOU SUPPORT SLAVERY! Don't pay your taxes, the government shows up, puts you in chains and places you in prison. Your things are stolen and sold off, family displaced and left barren. Meanwhile in jail you are unable to work, curing expenses and separated from your family!

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:56 PM
In reference to the bending of rules for police officers, I can remember an incident that occurred last year at a gas station. As I was standing in line, this officer walks in, grabs a few items from the counter, and proceeds to walk out of the store...without paying. It's not like he looted a carton of cigarettes or anything of that nature, but he clearly walked in and walked out with an undisclosed amount of merchandise without paying for it.

The clerk saw him, and the cop made no attempts to conceal what he was doing...I asked the clerk if he was aware that the officer in question had just shoplifted, and he just laughed it off and explained that it happened so often at that particular location, their manager had told them to just ignore it.

Sad times.

posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 10:48 AM
reply to post by KingDoey

What a story.. Thats terrible that police will do that. Talk about CORRUPTION

posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 10:50 AM
reply to post by Fryaga

That is just crazy... Meanwhile if I did that I would get beaten and thrown in the "paddywagon"

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