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Police on video

Post by RebLem » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:51 am

A friend of mine in Chicago just emailed this list--

The following 15 police comments were taken off of actual police car videos around the country.

#15. "Relax; the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them awhile."

#14. "Take your hands off the car, and I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."

#13. "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

#12. "Can you run faster than 1,200 feet per second? In case you didn't know, that is the average speed of a 9 mm bullet fired from my gun."

#11. "So you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?"

#10. "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I am the shift supervisor?"

#9. "Warning? You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

#8. "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not: Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

#7. "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, and step in monkey DOO."

#6. "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."

#5. "No, sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."

#4. "Just how big were those two beers?

#3. "In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."

#2. "I'm glad to hear the Chief of Police is a good personal friend of yours. At least you know someone who can post your bail."

And....... THE BEST ONE!!!!!!!

Drum Roll Please!!!!!!!

#1 "You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't."[/i]
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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:09 am

Ralph is our expert on the cop on the beat and I imagine, though I do not wich to speak for him, that he will have a comment on this, but with the exception of the last one, I don't have a problem with any of these comments. Sarcasm may be unprofessional for a teacher, but I don't see any reason police should not employ it. It is harmless (under those circumstances) and probably makes the point more effectively than ultra-politeness. Amost everyone knows when they have messed up in a way that might be a danger to themselves or others and has enough sense to take a lesson from an implied comparison with an idiot.

I've never had an encounter with the German police, BTW and hope I never will, but I am told that they are entirely lacking in this kind of subtlety and will simply tell you what a fool you are.

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Post by Ralph » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:43 am

There are thousands and thousands of police agencies in the U.S. ranging from one officer to the NYPD. What's surprising, or even very interesting, about such comments as given above?

Truly offensive and unacceptable alleged comments by cops are the stuff of transcripts in both criminal and civil rights cases.

I've said things to people on the street that would make the above list and be much more erudite, lucid, funny and insulting. :)
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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:59 am

Ralph wrote: I've said things to people on the street that would make the above list and be much more erudite, lucid, funny and insulting. :)
Except that no one would have gotten them.

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Post by RebLem » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:00 am

Ralph, I wasn't making any political point, and neither was the woman who sent this to me. If a few verbal insults now and then are all we have to worry about, we are, indeed, very lucky people. Check out the posts here on Iraq. And then go to Human Rights Watch and pick a country if you doubt me.

I'm not really saying that to you, Ralph, just want you and others to know I, too, have a little perspective.
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Post by Ralph » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:40 am

RebLem wrote:Ralph, I wasn't making any political point, and neither was the woman who sent this to me. If a few verbal insults now and then are all we have to worry about, we are, indeed, very lucky people. Check out the posts here on Iraq. And then go to Human Rights Watch and pick a country if you doubt me.

I'm not really saying that to you, Ralph, just want you and others to know I, too, have a little perspective.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:59 pm

Ralph wrote:I've said things to people on the street that would make the above list and be much more erudite, lucid, funny and insulting. :)
That's just what I thought it was!
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