Does everyone here hate cops? - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-17-2003, 03:20 PM   #21
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hailey is on a distinguished road
Default

That'* really too bad. I can see why cops are less friendly in areas where there is a lot of crime (kind of an "us against them" mentality, that may even be deserved), but I hope it is not a general thing and that NH is the exception not the rule.
We've found that the big thing is respect...be polite, never lie or make up excuses, call them sir or maam, and shake their hand when they finish the stop...that seems to be all it takes to make a friend of the cop who just pulled you over.
Hailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2003, 05:08 PM   #22
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,684
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
smellbird is on a distinguished road
Default

For the most part the police and state troopers here are decent enough to talk too. You can explain your side of events and most will just give you a verbal warning to stop doing dumb stuff. Now and then I'll hear a story about a cop just being a dick and not cutting any slack. The cops here also don't crack down on "little" offenses. Failure to signal is my big beef, I never see a cop do anything about that.
smellbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2003, 07:33 PM   #23
Burgundy_Boat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smellbird
For the most part the police and state troopers here are decent enough to talk too. You can explain your side of events and most will just give you a verbal warning to stop doing dumb stuff.

I can personally attest to that... I was given a verbal warning for doing 90 in a 55, about all I said to the guy was "Yes Sir". He did have a few smartass comments, but on the road I was doing 90, I fully deserved them . From my experience, cops are pretty cool.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2003, 07:50 PM   #24
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank God I never got caught doing 110 in a 65!! I'd get more than smartass comments from a cop
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2003, 07:59 PM   #25
Burgundy_Boat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bonnie94sse
Thank God I never got caught doing 110 in a 65!! I'd get more than smartass comments from a cop
OOOOhhhhhh... You have a velly velly pretty signature occifer
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2003, 11:39 PM   #26
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bmsgaffer86 is on a distinguished road
Default

Well there is a town full of bad cops that I know of in OH, my my town cops are pretty cool people. For some laughs (and horrors) goto http://www.newromesucks.com and explore that for a while. Luckily ive never had first hand experience, but ohhh the anarchy.....
bmsgaffer86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2003, 01:51 AM   #27
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hailey is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burgundy_Boat
Quote:
Originally Posted by smellbird
For the most part the police and state troopers here are decent enough to talk too. You can explain your side of events and most will just give you a verbal warning to stop doing dumb stuff.

I can personally attest to that... I was given a verbal warning for doing 90 in a 55, about all I said to the guy was "Yes Sir". He did have a few smartass comments, but on the road I was doing 90, I fully deserved them . From my experience, cops are pretty cool.
I'm glad to hear that...and glad that there are other places where the cops are cool.

And as a side note, 90 in a 55?! Wow, you got off easy!
Hailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2003, 02:04 AM   #28
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

back in my even younger and even stupider days, i got stopped for running a stop sign, a stop light, then two more signs, all while doing 90+ in a friends car...
cop was very nice considering, skated away with only one year probation and two years suspended, cop said he could have it taken away forever, turned out to be a learning thing, i'm a granny driver now, especially after i rode shotgun getting t-boned pass. side

i'll never forget my heart pounding so hard i could feel it in my eyes when those red & blues lit up
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2003, 03:59 AM   #29
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Well, I'll have to answer NO. I work with the local PD in Strategic Planning, and am in the process of being appointed to the Public Safety Comission. It'* funny here. In my town, the PD has a great reputation. 12 miles away (where I work) they have an AWFUL reputation. Even with other law enforcement agencies.

Some departments issue citations based on a quota system. Find out if your town does. That'* where the public opinion of the department begins to fade.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2003, 08:10 AM   #30
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnycrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

ok here'* my 2 cents. u can't say there are good and bad cops. there are good and bad people. period. it doesn't matter if ur a cop , a construction worker , a hairstylist(me!) , black , white and on and on and on..... i couldn't say i hate cops ''in general'' cause some of them are good! but on the other hand some are dirty. that'* life eh? there are good people and bad people. just like mechanics! some are good and honest and some are dirty and twisted.
but i'd say the highest % of dirty cops here in Calgary ,Canada, are the undercovers. based on what me and my friends experienced. they could be the most cockiest and ignorant people on the earth! but then again , not all of them
but hey , like i said. that'* life. and is it ever a BIAAAAATCH!!!!!!!!!
Al
oh. and one more thing. i think one or two members here mentioned something about cops just doing their job. check this...
i went to mechanic to get my bonny inspected(out of province). now with the new regulations here in my province(Alberta) , there is NO WAY your vehicle can pass an inspection with a cracked windshield. so anyway, i make an appointment at this place here for an inspection , take it down there , to make a long story short , he could have told me that it wouldn't pass with the cracked windshield. so he failed it, charged me $130 , and told me to bring it back fixed and it'* gonna cost me another $65 if all is good! Now, do u call that ''JUST DOING HIS JOB???''
if he wanted to do his job in a good way , he would have saved me $65 and told me to change my windshield first ! (since it was so obvious).
Moral is, some of these cops could just give WARNINGS ,instead of ''just doing their job'' HARDCORE all day long.
BUT THEN AGAIN..............
bonnycrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I hate cops... 99bonne Lounge 5 01-19-2008 12:12 PM
Send the burger cops down here right now I am hungry MOS95B Lounge 1 12-04-2006 10:45 AM
Hate it hate it hate it!!! MOS95B Lounge 3 02-22-2005 12:05 AM
How does everyone look on here? ssesc93 Lounge 246 02-12-2004 01:37 AM
I hate cops Daron97SSE General GM Chat 17 05-02-2003 05:49 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:42 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.