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Originally posted by roadgravel
Has she not had the sign she would not have been picked up for being in the street. People do it all day long. The police were pissed.
And here, flashing lights to warn of a trap is not obstruction but it would fit into the arg that the pro police people are trying to make.
Did she force anyone to slow down? She held a sign up.
Originally posted by Bubaroo
isn't that what speed limit signs are for? If you're not speeding, you should have nothing to worry about. The problem is, most people that speed do it all the time, just because this lady warns them of the cops, doesn't mean they won't be doing 40 near a park and cream some kid. The lady should be arrested and charged as much as they can charge her with. Another example of people trying to get around the law.
For the moment, but as soon as it is clear, he'll be right back doing it. Now take the same thief, arrest him, fine him, and jail him and the chances of him doing it again diminish
A better analogy would be if I concerned myself with lecturing my child about not completing his homework while my other child was burning the garage down.
Originally posted by Bubaroo
reply to post by butcherguy
No offense, but you seem way too paranoid about the cops. Don't get me wrong, this is ATS, where paranoia is a club requirement, but it would be the same thing as telling a thief when the cops are watching him. Is he going to stop stealing? For the moment, but as soon as it is clear, he'll be right back doing it. Now take the same thief, arrest him, fine him, and jail him and the chances of him doing it again diminish. You might be better to look at the mass population like children. Would you stop your child from doing something bad to start with, or let them do it and learn the lesson on their own?
Originally posted by OccamAssassin
A "speed trap ahead" sign is in fact "aiding & abetting" as she is helping drivers that are breaking the law to avoid being caught.
Freedom of speech does not even get a look-in as the charge is a felony.
This is completely ass-backwards reasoning. The sign she was holding was intended to STOP motorists from breaking the law by getting them to slow down. She wasn't telling them to speed up. Aiding and abetting, and obstruction of justice....
let me see if I can think of a better example.... that would be like giving criminals 2,000 guns that they then used to commit murders, and then refusing to comply with subpoenas regarding the investigation. Now that would be illegal. Holding a sign stating "speed trap" isn't aiding a crime. It's preventing a crime by warning people police are ahead, and thus getting them to slow down. Do you also think stopping somebody from murdering another person would be obstructing justice because then the police couldn't arrest them for murder?