Who do I contact to report highway patrol?

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  1. BigR

    BigR Road Train Member

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    Yes Sir!...even though it was a couple classic cases of tryin to keep the white man down!!:biggrin_25525:.. just minding my own business going to work, and the Po Po's gots to Harass me for nothing... I've probably blocked out the stressful memory, but I'm sure I probably feared for my life!!!:D.. in fact I felt so oppressed I didn't even stop and burn down the local gas station!!..
     
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  3. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    I had a lawyer in Texas advise me to not complain. He said they get so many complaints it isn't even funny. They just ignore them. Now they might find out through the courts what he pulled. Then address him. This was a "following too closely" ticket I got. Cost me $2500 to get out of it. I hired a lawyer who specialized in tickets and knew how to play the game.
    You interested? The cop was mad that he had to work Thanksgiving. He was out there handing out all the tickets he could. I had no following too closely. Proven with dash cam. My dash cam showed him speeding up above 70mph. Then shutting down to park in the middle of the road. Nothing but two short stabs on the brakes. Tearing up that patrol car to provoke tickets. Then parked. No lights at all. This is with that state whining about cops getting rear ended and killed. I passed him on the right shoulder at slow speed. He still pulled me over.
    I asked my lawyer to tell the court. When I pulled out. He already had an old guy in an old pickup pulled over. The poor guy couldn't believe he got pulled over. Looking back and forth. This cop tried to talk me into a speeding ticket. I told him: Are you crazy? If I want fast. I'll take the interstate. This is more direct. But it's slow as hell. I got lots of time and chose to check out West Texas. (boy was that a mistake) I was doing 64. He claimed on the ticket speed limit was 65. I swear it was 70. I was in no hurry. Taking it easy. I told the lawyer to tell the court. He pulls people over. They don't know why they're pulled over. He tries to get them to say something positive toward being in a hurry. Well? They do have to be somewhere. They'll say something positive and he'll create a speeding ticket. Use his body recorder to back himself up. Many will just pay the ticket. But some won't stand for it. They'll fight it. That highway patrolman isn't out there enforcing the law. He's handing out tickets. ....My lawyer said the court and prosecutor took my statement very positively.
     
  4. Moose1958

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    As I have written about I have some friends who are cops. Most are diesel cops, however. One such friend is a retired NC State Trooper. This man retired several years ago and spent the last 10 or so years as a supervisor. I spoke with him last night and we discussed this subject. What he said shocked me a bit. He said over the last few years with the growth of all the "Frauditor" channels on the internet that police depts are losing millions of $$$ a year to lawsuits over bad behavior. These people deliberately provoke cops and record their reactions, in effect are "baiting" them. Because of this depts all across the US have been proactive when it comes to complaints. Yes, almost all of them go nowhere, but he told me once of one of his people that had so many use-of-force complaints he was directed by his supervisor to take the man off the street and force him to undergo more training, finally the man quit.

    In all honesty, if I was still driving today I would have a dashcam as well as recording all interactions with cops, even diesel cops. If I felt that a situation warranted further action I would contact an Attorney and follow their recommendation.
     
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    So the cop that grabbed you was already busy with someone else on the side of the road?

    I would’ve asked what the resolution of that stop was.

    My stepson had a DUI dismissed once because of that. The cop that grabbed him was already busy with another stop, saw him go by, and and just took off after him leaving the first stop sitting there.
     
  6. WesternPlains

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    No? I said that guy was when I pulled out. That is after my stop. That soon after me, he pulled over someone else.
     
  7. Ridgeline

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    ok I am going to give you some really good advice, take it seriously.

    1 - I know that sounds harsh but harassment this is not.

    2 - when interacting with a cop, don't act like you know the law or any crap like that, take the ticket or warning, smile at the cop, and tell him to be careful out there because you appreciate his effort to keep you safe and all the other stuff.

    3 - if it is a ticket, take it to court, you will have no issue in talking to a judge or referee about the ticket and you may get to learn more about how the system works, tickets are not convictions.

    4 - the most important thing to understand from my point of view is you also need to learn what headlights are and what daylight or daytime driving lights are, the latter are NOT headlights and ARE NOT replacements for headlights. Personal note here - I wish I could take a hammer to these lights when people use them in the dark or the rain, they deserve to lose their license.
     
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  8. PaulMinternational

    PaulMinternational Road Train Member

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    “Provoke” the cops that’s a laugh! I told my cousin (retired state trooper) he nor his cronies ever needed prevoking. They have been bending and manipulating the system for a long time the only difference in today’s world is we now have these little cameras with us that record everything and they can no longer get away with the games they want to play! Lies in court don’t work when the video I have shows your corruption.

    It’s been a long time for me and I have seen both the good and the bad. The good ones don’t fall for what you call provocation and the bad ones are already doing it wrong regularly and deserve to finally get exposed.
     
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  9. PaulMinternational

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    Concerning #4

    I wonder how many here have watched the close calls that happen so regularly when some dufus rides along in the dark with just thier front running daytime lights on because they were too stupid to turn them all on as it got dark.

    My new favorite is what seems to be a totally new phenomenon of running along at highway speeds in the dark with no lights on at all! Must have seen this at least 20 times in the past month alone.

    My wife’s new car actually automatically turns all the lights on when you use the wipers, not sure if they come on with use of the washer function but am curiously waiting for her to get home to check.
     
  10. Blu_Ogre

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    I chalk this up to digital gauge packs. Used to be when you couldn't see the gauges it was time to turn on lights.

    Only incentive now is to turn on the headlights to dim the display panels.
     
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  11. The one california kid

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    Federal Marshalls would be your go-to. But it better be some serious mojo, not some kiddie bs.
     
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