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Cops harrass people?????

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by chevyracing, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    Recently, California ran an e-mail forum (a question and answer
    exchange) with the topic being "Community Policing". One of the
    civilian email participants posed the following question: "I would like
    to know how it is possible for police officers to continually harass
    people and get away with it?" From the "other side" (the law enforcement
    side) a cool cop with a sense of humor replied:

    "It is not easy. In California we average one cop for every 2000
    people. About 60% of those cops are on patrol, where we do most of the
    harassing. One-fifth of that 60% are on duty at any moment and
    available for harassing people. So, one cop is responsible for harassing
    about 10,000 residents. When you toss in the commercial, business, and
    tourist locations that attract people from other areas, sometimes you have
    a situation where a single cop is responsible for harassing 20,000 or more
    people a day. A ten-hour shift runs 36,000 seconds. This gives a cop
    one-second to harass a person, and three-fourths of a second to eat a
    donut AND then find a new person to harass. This is not an easy task.
    Most cops are not up to it day in and day out. It is just too tiring.
    What we do is utilize some tools to help us narrow down those,
    which we harass.

    They are as follows:

    PHONE: People will call us up and point out things that cause us to
    focus on a person for special harassment. "My neighbor is beating his
    wife" is a code phrase we use. Then we come out and give special
    harassment. Another popular one on a weeknight is, "The kids next door
    are having a party."

    CARS: We have special cops assigned to harass people who drive. They
    like to harass the drivers of fast cars, cars blasting music, cars with
    expired registration stickers and the like. It is lots of fun when you
    pick them out of traffic for nothing more obvious than running a red
    light. Sometimes you get to really heap the harassment on when you find
    they have drugs in the car, are drunk, or have a warrant.

    RUNNERS: Some people take off running just at the sight of a police
    officer. Nothing is quite as satisfying as running after them like a beagle
    on the scent of a bunny. When you catch them you can harass them
    for hours.

    CODES: When you can think of nothing else to do, there are books that
    give ideas for reasons to harass folks. They are called "Codes"; Penal,
    Vehicle, Health and Safety, Business and Professions... They all spell
    out all sorts of things for which you can really mess with people.
    After you read the code, you can just drive around for a while until you
    find someone violating one of these listed offenses and harass them. Just
    last week I saw a guy smash a car window. Well, the code says that is not
    allowed. That meant I got permission to harass this guy. It is a pretty
    cool system that we have set up, and it works pretty well. I seem to have a
    never-ending supply of folks to harass. And we get away with it. Why?
    Because the good citizens who pay the tab like that we keep the streets
    safe for them.

    Next time you are in my town, give me a single finger wave. That is a
    signal that you wish for me to take a little closer look at you, and
    maybe I'll find a reason to harass YOU.

    Looking forward to meeting you."
     
  2. ChevyDrivnRdneck

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    That is the best description of harrassment i have heard!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    RUNNERS: Some people take off running just at the sight of a police
    officer. Nothing is quite as satisfying as running after them like a beagle
    on the scent of a bunny. When you catch them you can harass them
    for hours.

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  6. chevyfumes

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    They are called "Codes"; Penal,
    Vehicle, Health and Safety, Business and Professions...

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    HHMMMM HMMMM HUU HMMM..They said........ penal.
     

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