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    Thread: My New "Pulled Over" Etiquette

    1. Member dcmix5's Avatar
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      01-15-2012 05:37 PM #51
      You are forgetting to tape the part where you didn't do anything wrong to get pulled over, you big dummy. Taping the cop at your window does what?

    2. 01-15-2012 05:41 PM #52
      ...want to know how I know OP is Caucasian?

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      01-15-2012 05:46 PM #53
      here are some tips:

      1. Just be polite. Asking questions, if done so in a manner that does not imply that you think I'm an idiot or that you could not have possibly done something wrong and I am happy to converse with you.

      2. Ask, BEFORE I go back to my car, for a warning. When people ask, unless they were way over the limit or doing something very careless, I will check their license and let them go. Even if they were 20mph over, I will always issue the cite for 75 in a 65 instead of 95 in a 65 or something like that.

      3. If you still insist on filming, when you tell the cop that you are filming, say something like this, "Officer, I just want you to know that I am filming this stop. I have had some really bad experiences in the past that have cost me a lot of time and money and I just want to protect myself." Respectful and polite, no problems. Cops know that there are some cops that are asshats and understand that there are some people that have had less than nice interactions with the police.

      Last thing. If you come off like your post you are starting a war you can't win. I have all the legal right in the world to initiate a "safety inspection" of your vehicle and here in Nevada, I am allowed to take up to 60 minutes to complete my stop. The more attitude you give, the more you get.

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      01-15-2012 05:49 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by VA-Dubber View Post
      ...want to know how I know OP is Caucasian?
      Drives a Fiat 500 instead of a Chrysler 300?
      Now go get your shinebox

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      01-15-2012 05:51 PM #55
      Here's what I do:

      1. Pull over
      2. Roll down windows
      3. Turn off radio
      4. Stick arm out the window with license, insurance and registration
      5. Accept ticket

      Did that the last time I got pulled over and didn't get a ticket. I think the cop was happy I made life easier for him. No worries about me trying to pull some crap.

    6. 01-15-2012 05:51 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      In before the overused "Those who give up liberty" quote.
      Guess you did not take the time to read the thread...

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      01-15-2012 05:53 PM #57
      I'm filming this thread. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I've had some bad experiences with threads in the past.

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      01-15-2012 05:56 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Guess you did not take the time to read the thread...
      I wouldn't have typed that if I hadn't.
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      01-15-2012 05:57 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I'm filming this thread. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I've had some bad experiences with threads in the past.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I'm filming this thread. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I've had some bad experiences with threads in the past.
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      I like when dumb people quote mechanical grip as a metric of whether or not a car is fun to drive. It's like saying McDonald's is the best restaurant because you get a lot of calories for your money.

    10. 01-15-2012 05:57 PM #60
      Even if it is absolutely legal by law, you still run the risk of the cop sticking his gun in your face and taking you down to the pavement.

    11. 01-15-2012 05:59 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      I wouldn't have typed that if I hadn't.
      Sorry, it was in the tread from which this thread spawned and also contains almost the same ramblings.

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      01-15-2012 06:02 PM #62
      Antagonizing a cop the second he/she gets to your window sounds like a smart plan.

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      01-15-2012 06:05 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      If I got pulled over in a Fiat 500, I'd just act like a flagrant homosexual.
      You ain't gonna be fooling anyone in a Fiat 500. We all know that all the flagrant homo's are driving a Beetle.

      ..or Huyndai Tiburon:



      Last edited by vasillalov; 01-15-2012 at 06:07 PM.

    14. 01-15-2012 06:07 PM #64
      WTF would be the reasoning that you aren't allowed to record a police officer? don't the donut eaters always say "if your doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about"? I'm glad it works both ways

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      01-15-2012 06:10 PM #65
      Videotaping a cop is great way to MAKE sure you get a ticket.


      Pull WAY far over and dont be an idiot and stop where you are going to hold a bunch of people up - then roll down all windows and turn your car off. Put your keys on your dash, put your four-ways on, and dont do another damn thing. Dont get your license or anything until the officer is at your window - and tell him what you are doing. If there is any chance you will not get a ticket - it is by doing these things.

      Trust me.

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      01-15-2012 06:13 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      According to the Federal Government, now you can.
      Quote Originally Posted by tgilb2007 View Post
      Federal law supersedes state law.
      Then explain why stores are allowed to sell a federally illegal narcotic?

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      01-15-2012 06:14 PM #67
      i tend to think that LEO's have a difficult enough job and no matter what my rights are, it's best to be as polite, cooperative and non-abrasive as possible during any encounter with police (whether i've done something wrong or not).

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      01-15-2012 06:16 PM #68
      Those who are recording, is this audio only with the phone on the dash or something? Or are people actually recording video? If so how do you frame up a shot without hassles from the police?

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      01-15-2012 06:17 PM #69
      Or you can request the supervising officer to come out, ask the police vehicle that was used to pull you over completely sealed as evidence, ask for a tow truck to take it to a secure facility, and inform the officers it will be unsealed at court. Then state you are preserving evidence and state the ease of video manipulation requires constant 24hr care is needed of the whole vehicle.

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      01-15-2012 06:17 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by robhurlburt View Post
      WTF would be the reasoning that you aren't allowed to record a police officer? don't the donut eaters always say "if your doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about"? I'm glad it works both ways
      I personally agree that people should be free to film police while in public space, but...

      The reasoning I imagine is the same as when police ask crowds to dispense around crime scenes. Crowds get restless, unruly, and disruptive. Not just to the police but to the rest of the general public. When you have a crowd you have bad seeds and now you need even more police to control the crowd. Also, like rubberneckers who cause traffic jams, a mob in the middle of an urban street will block the flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
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    21. 01-15-2012 06:19 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      @Dtrain, yeah, you mentioned the "Federal Constitution" explicitly in your first post when you started talking about health insurance. If you're going to make claims about things you did and did not say, have the decency to do so in un-recorded, spoken conversation when others can't just go back and find the exact text to show what you did and did not say.

      In the meantime, STFU.
      reading comprehension isn't your strong suit is it? I said a federeal law requires me to have health insurance and that the constitution does not...I'll wait while you go back and re-read my post...now again, as I said in my other post, the U.S. constituion does not require anyone, or say anything about, health insurance there is a fed. law that requires it.

      NOW Rabbit, you STFU, GTFO and go back to twitter where your "@" sign actually means something and practice some reading comprension so you can get your GED
      Last edited by dtrain88; 01-15-2012 at 06:24 PM.

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      01-15-2012 06:21 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by dtrain88 View Post
      practice some reading comprension so you can get you GED
      lol @ you can get you GED

      @ @ @ @ @
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      01-15-2012 06:24 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by 92skirmishgti View Post
      Then explain why stores are allowed to sell a federally illegal narcotic?
      It's not simply "federal law trumps state law."

      It depends on factors such as whether the subject matter has been encompassed by federal law, whether it's traditionally a state concern, whether it has to do with policing a matter unique to the local area, etc.

      As far as drugs go, the federal government has basically declared that drugs are a "federal concern." States are free to pass laws that conflict with federal law and, while they may ultimately lose, until the federal government challenges them they are in effect.
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      01-15-2012 06:24 PM #74
      Im not even gonna give ya the courtesy of reading the thread...let us know how that works out for ya tho...

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      01-15-2012 06:26 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      lol @ you can get you GED

      @ @ @ @ @
      ga ha ha

      somehow some of these responses prior don't seem to have a lot "etiquette" in them... to a LEO or anyone else, for that matter.

      I always feel that the best response is simply "yes sir" and "no sir"

      and just relax already

      These officers are never knowing when some nutjob is going to whip out a gun and start shooting.

      For no particular reason. Lately, we've had a host of women (and men) who were pulled over and then as the police approached, they opened fire unexpectedly.

      It's a crazy world out there.

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