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another fuckin ticket! my so called non transparent tint was too dark.

with all the coke being slung around this area, highschool kids driving wasted, and illegal immigrants driving without their lisence, its good to know that officer dick is protecting and serving by giving me a ticket for my tint. fat ass panty waste saw me and waited at a stop sign with 5 cars behind him to stick me.

dont tell me i deserved it, #### the cops. soon enough im going to have nothing to lose, wrong cop is going to #### with me, and im going to snap, shoot him and then shoot myself. today is the worse day ever.

on the verge of breaking up with my girlfriend, work sucks, have 12-2 paper reports to write by monday, i owe bills out the ass, and now this. #### it man, time for a beer. if youre feeling like i am, go have one yourself. #### a mad face.

mods if you need to delete this ####, go ahead, nothing else is going right.
 

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Sorry you're having a crappy week or whatever but if you're tint is darker than what the law allows how are we supposed to side with you? A law is a law and you are in violation of it as much as anyone else. It's only the punishment which is the difference and the cop has nothing to do with that.
 

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My tint is darker than what the law states it should be...but the law is completely bullshit. You never see a soccer mom in an H2 with 5% all around get pulled over for tint.
 

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Sorry about that. Hope the ticket wasn't a prove-you -fixed-it one, like some of them in Chicago, you not only get the ticket, but you have to prove you've fixed the violation...

Cheer up man. Take a long drive in the countryside in your tC. That's what i do. *nods
 

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Originally posted by Plissken@Apr 9 2005, 06:53 AM
Sorry you're having a crappy week or whatever but if you're tint is darker than what the law allows how are we supposed to side with you? A law is a law and you are in violation of it as much as anyone else. It's only the punishment which is the difference and the cop has nothing to do with that.
right dude. im not going to argue with you. the law also says you have to stop at stopsigns, put turn signals on, wear seatbelts, use hands free sets, etc. im absolutely sure that you abide to all of these terms.

anyway, yes i did have to prove that i took it off. yes the law is BS. in this town its politics, who you know will get you off. im not white, so i dont know anyone of the authority (this has nothing to do with color, but 95% of the police staff are white). whatever, karma man. these dudes are overweight and diabetes, heart attacks and a plethora of other unhealthy living style related ailments is going to catch up to them.
 

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I speed and I am well aware of the law and the first time I am pulled over for a ticket I'm not going to complain because I think the law is crap. You don't protest a law by breaking it and calling people racist, fat and diseased. It very well may be about politics but unless you vote, lobby or protest legally it won't ever have a chance to change.
 

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voting has gotten us in a wonderful position, hasnt it? but youre right, things wont change. i was just venting, not looking for a proactive movement to legalize window tint. youre missing the point, the federal law should not have restrictions on tint, thats the point. its unecessary as is cell phone, seatbelt and a slew of other laws. someone show me research based documents exhibiting the correlation between tint shade and automotive hazards including accidents, death and monetary loss. if you can show me at least a P value >.05 on this research, i will shut my mouth about laws.


[/QUOTE]the first time I am pulled over for a ticket I'm not going to complain because I think the law is crap.
we'll see about that.
 

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Or join the police force and make a real difference from the most effective place you can.
 

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There are lots of things I would want that would be inconsistent with personal liberties and privacy. That doesn't mean I can't join the police force and make a difference in how people are treated and how the laws are enforced. I firmly believe if you are serious about creating change, you need to join the organization responsible for the thing you want to change, built alliances with the necessary people, and make a difference by doing things differently. They way YOU think they should be done, not the way some overweight sloth of a cop thinks it should be done.

There are good cops and there are bad cops. The only way to make it right is to get rid of the bad ones and keep the good ones. The easiest way to get rid of the bad ones is to be their supervisor. The hardest way is to be a citizen, suffer indecencies at their hands, and complain through the courts. One way is swift and sure, the other is slow, ponderous, and fraught with pitfalls. See my point?
 

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Originally posted by lo bux racer@Apr 9 2005, 02:47 PM
Or join the police force and make a real difference from the most effective place you can.
two of my friends are in the acadamy now, and one of them is straight, he will make a difference. i asked the other if he was going to clean ish up, and quote:

"no f*ckin way! im going to be so crooked. theres no point in trying to be just."

the conversation continues but diverges into other political content.

anyway, my man, i think youve got this twisted. we're talkin about politics here, politics and doing the right thing may be the creed, but is certainly not a practice. its also about money in this town. cops are just looking to find revenue for the town, so where ever they can get it, it happens.

besides, i have too much back tracked juvenile delinquent history to be cleared of the initial check to even be considered for the force. nice thought though. but youre right, if i were ever a cop, i would totally fly straight. i mean seriously, even with my bad attitude and all, i would totally be a blue collar cop. thats what this world is missing.
 

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That's both happy and sad. I understand about the politics and revenue generation. Some disagree with me, but it's been my observation that selective enforcement and revenue generation rule in most police forces.

I also have a checkered past that would prohibit me from being a cop, and what I do makes so much more money, it isn't funny. I'd have to be the assistant chief of police in a medium sized metropolitan area to equal my current pay. I have a very good friend who is a county sheriff, and suggested I attend the academy with him, but I already did my 20 years of government service. I'm finished with it for life.

I hope your day improves. Life ain't all bad. If you decide to take someone out on your way to the exit, no matter how much you may hate their authority, remember, they have lives and families too. It's one thing to decide your own fate, it's a whole different thing to take an unsuspecting and undeserving person with you. My bet is 10 years from today, you won't even remember this ticket.
 

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its all good. im never going to reach that point where im going to take someone else with me. just food for thought. no one deserves to die. my day was bad, but its all good. im not complaining like my life is horrible. i know my life can never be that bad really, comparatively speaking to 3rd world countries. but this was the issue at hand, thats all. i still think government is screwed.
 

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Originally posted by lo bux racer@Apr 9 2005, 03:08 PM
I also have a checkered past that would prohibit me from being a cop, and what I do makes so much more money, it isn't funny. I'd have to be the assistant chief of police in a medium sized metropolitan area to equal my current pay.
What the heck do you do for a living? I want in! I'm about to try to pay for college (real college, not community college) at about 25g's a year, i'll be in debt for years and years and years.... I havent lived at home since i was 17, I have only myself to count on. Make's for an interesting life I guess, I'm only 20.
 

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Computer security. I work in Sales Engineering for the leading managed security service provider. Base is into 6 figures, annual bonus target is 30% of base. I also have 20 years in the Air Force behind me, and I have been working on computer-based systems for about 27 years. Experience does help.

Still, if you want to make money, sales is the only thing you can do with little real knowledge and get paid well. Of course there is an art to selling, not everyone is good at it, but if you are even moderately successful, there's decent money in it.
 

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SO much drama in the MAINLAND (USA) with tint. I'd just get a bike!
 

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Plissken said it all pretty much. Look, if I walk up to a vehicle I have stopped, I need to know how many people are in the car and where their hands are. This is precisely the reason I advise people I know to place their hands on the steering wheel and not go reaching into their glove box or center console, until the officer tells you to.

Is this is a big deal? Sadly it Is! Heres your web link http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm#leoka

The FBI issues an annual report on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.

I'm surely in the minority on this forum, but going home alive at the end of my shift is way more important than a cosmetic mod you do to your car to look cool.

Hope your and everyone's spring is a good one!

Peace, Ranger K.
 
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