posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 04:58 PM
I was driving home one day and next thing I know I get pulled over by 3 marked units and 2 plain trucks. Only one got out and came and said I was
driving aggressively. Not the case. Anyway, I had a contractor with his work crew following me and they pulled in a local parking lot to watch this
spectacle. She searched me and the entire truck including removing all my tool boxes and going through them. When she found zero, I was shocked when
she pops her head out and says like some sweet woman, "You don't have any narcotics?". I gave her an incredulous look and said no, I don't do drugs.
(Note: I do have meds at home which I usually take in the evening. As some may know I had 23 surgeries after being shot). Anyway, she tells me to get
back in and comes back with a ticket for following too closely. There wasn't anyone within a 1/4 mile of my truck. As I was signing the ticket, she
must have been panicking that she didn't really have anything on me, nor was the ticket justifiable. She said, "If you try to take me to court I will
hang your A**".
I just laughed and gave it to my attorney the next day. Never heard anything about it. But, I see the same crew pulling people over all the time in
force and found out later that this is their M.O., and there are some that would plant something if they couldn't find something according to people I
have spoken with in the community. I believe they somehow knew I had pain medication from getting pharmacy records and figured I would have them on me
while driving. I leave them at home for this very reason. They never bothered me again. I think a lot of them are out of control. But, I will say
this. I had an officer who is a family member tell me that when I was younger (early1980's in high school) tht people might run, but that was it. Now
they have teenagers stealing cars and when they try to stop them they are getting shot at. The world has changed and I think it has jaded a lot of
them and they are willing to push the limits which often violates civil rights. They rely on people being scared to pursue a lawsuit. I had a friend
who had an external fixiter (sp?) on his leg from a motor cycle accident. They had a burglary complaint and went to the wrong address. I was there and
when they were frisking him, an officer kicked the external fixiter (pins and rods through the l bone and held in place by rods and such outside the
leg) to make him spread his legs further apart. He sued the department and these cops sat around the corner and pulled him over every time he left the
house. It got to the point that he dropped the suit. They told him straight up, drop the suit or we will keep doing this. He had to get an attorney
from Atlanta (we live in Florida) because the local attorneys felt they would be harassed and lose their practice if they sued the PD.
I don't know what people can do today, especially with some of the laws passed for fighting terrorism, etc. Something needs to be done about the bad
cops. There are a lot of good ones, and these that ar off the chain are setting the reputation of all officers. And they wonder why people run from
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