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Old 03-19-2013, 11:38 PM   #41
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Apples to oranges. Our military do not harass citizens of our country on a daily basis. Military do not get angry and beat people out of their cars, and put bogus and in some cases false charges on people. The military are not anything like cops.

Cops are d!cks. Their sole purpose is to write reports, and pull people over. Acting way outside common sense and decency, and they get away with it. That cop should be fired, license removed, arrested and jailed for abuse of power, reckless endangerment, speeding, reckless driving and anything else that could get pinned on him.

I wish that driver would have rear ended him, pulled him out of the car, and beat him with a flashlight.
You cannot generalize members of law enforcement or the military as you are doing. Some military personnel kill and rape innocent people under foreign occupation. Some police are guilty of excessive force and abuse of power, sure. There's always an exception. Truth is you do not know the backstory behind the video nor do you know what took place before the video or what led to the video. What we do know is there's an angry meathead in an SUV trying to keep up with a police car all while trying to cause trouble. He's clearly moving much faster than other traffic. Why does he need to go so fast?

If that cop was within his own jurisdiction, do you think that SUV driver would have acted the same way? Or was this a case of a meathead knowing/thinking he technically couldn't get pulled over and trying to do a "OH YEA ILL SHOW U HOW BAD ASS I AM" type of move?
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:41 PM   #42
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It's more dangerous to drive slowly in the left lane and create traffic than it is to let people drive at the general speed of traffic, whatever it may be. Cars will be more spread out that way. Creating congestion is dangerous. This isn't some windy, curvy, tight road. It's a big, straight highway.

The cop was well in the wrong. I hope he gets reprimanded. He was a K-9 unit as well - so he put that dog's life in danger as well...
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My point is you are defending a meathead in a top-heavy 5,000-lb. speeding missle trying to antagonize a member of law enforcement.

Lets say if it were true the cop was being a prick and "holding up traffic," why would anyone in their right mind tailgate the police officer and try to incite road rage? Just because the SUV driver knows the cop is out of his jurisdiction, that gives him a license to antagonize?

The person shooting the video had the choice to slow down but decided to pursue the cop in an aggressive manner.
Careful, you're on the verge of going full retard...you're about 99% of the way there.

Do you know what the speed limit on that road is? Did you calculate how fast the truck was going? Did you calculate based on the suspension lean how large the driver is? Did you watch the video fully? Did you not see the cop blatantly slice off the truck and then brake checking him?

Dumb cop would have been sorry if he did that to me. I would have slammed him, and had beautiful 1080P video showing that the cop caused the entire accident....and that cop would be responsible for my new house purchase as well as my new 2013 M3.
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Careful, you're on the verge of going full retard...you're about 99% of the way there.

Do you know what the speed limit on that road is? Did you calculate how fast the truck was going? Did you calculate based on the suspension lean how large the driver is? Did you watch the video fully? Did you not see the cop blatantly slice off the truck and then brake checking him?

Dumb cop would have been sorry if he did that to me. I would have slammed him, and had beautiful 1080P video showing that the cop caused the entire accident....and that cop would be responsible for my new house purchase as well as my new 2013 M3.
Seriously, if he wanted to slow him down, he's got lights on the car and a PA system. He could have literally just told him to slow down.

Trying to cause an accident isn't protecting and serving. It's endangering lives.
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See, now this cop, on the other hand, did exactly what he should have. Guy was driving slow in the left lane, creating traffic, which in turn, creates more risk.

Ignore the obnoxious commentary.

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I reserve the right to drive as fast as I desire within a reasonably safe range. I cannot ****ing stand when some asshole blocks the flow of traffic. Any vehicles in the leftmost lane should always be passing those in the lanes to the right. If you block traffic, I will ride your ass until a gap opens up and shoot it. I'm not afraid to use my high beams either.
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You cannot generalize members of law enforcement or the military as you are doing. Some military personnel kill and rape innocent people under foreign occupation. Some police are guilty of excessive force and abuse of power, sure. There's always an exception. Truth is you do not know the backstory behind the video nor do you know what took place before the video or what led to the video. What we do know is there's an angry meathead in an SUV trying to keep up with a police car all while trying to cause trouble. He's clearly moving much faster than other traffic. Why does he need to go so fast?

If that cop was within his own jurisdiction, do you think that SUV driver would have acted the same way? Or was this a case of a meathead knowing/thinking he technically couldn't get pulled over and trying to do a "OH YEA ILL SHOW U HOW BAD ASS I AM" type of move?
Bottom line: It doesn't matter.

There's nothing that could have happened prior to that video that justified the cop casually brake checking him like that.

Want him to slow down?
-flash the lights
-tell him on the PA
-Get in front of him and double TAP the brake lights
-Just report him to the proper jurisdiction


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-Brake check the ever living sh!t out of him
-Put his life at risk
-Put the other driver's on the road lives at risk

It's not like this was a high speed chase and the cop was doing the worlds shitt!est PIT maneuver. We have enough footage to know he wasn't running from the cop. He blatantly brake checked him, HARD. Doesn't matter what happened before the video started. Period.
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I reserve the right to drive as fast as I desire within a reasonably safe range. I cannot ****ing stand when some asshole blocks the flow of traffic. Any vehicles in the leftmost lane should always be passing those in the lanes to the right. If you block traffic, I will ride your ass until a gap opens up and shoot it. I'm not afraid to use my high beams either.
Depending on your state, people cruising in the passing lane need to merge to the right for faster cars. Flashing your high beams signals the the driver that they NEED to move over. I'm pretty sure if you flash them and they don't, they are breaking the law.

People don't give a sh!t though and act like they're the only person on the road.

Whether or not they are an asshole, a d!ck or a pr!ck, you shouldn't ride them. It's dangerous and puts people at risk. At that point you are fighting a$$hole with more a$$hole.
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Wow this video had my blood boiling. Cop should loose his license and be forced to eat dog poop for 3 days.
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Did we not see the same video?


The guy was tail gaiting
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Did we not see the same video?


The guy was tail gaiting
Hardly. The cop was holding up the flow of traffic like like some oblivious moron. You should never match speeds with the vehicle in the parallel lane.
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Whether or not they are an asshole, a d!ck or a pr!ck, you shouldn't ride them. It's dangerous and puts people at risk. At that point you are fighting a$$hole with more a$$hole.
I don't ride them to teach them a lesson, I ride them (within a reasonably acceptable range) so they get a clue and move over. If they don't I flash them. Sometimes it's a losing game because it takes 10 miles before a large enough gap opens. I truly hate that.
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Tailgate someone and you're asking for trouble. Doing it to a police officer is double retard. It's a two lane road. Exercise patience and wait to go around when there's a safe opportunity. Don't be a meathead and flex your barb-wired tattoo'd biceps. The entirety of that video took place over 90 seconds, 30 seconds of which involved actual waiting behind two cars. No patience?
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Cops put their lives on the line every single day. You act stupid and get dealt with. Simple as that.
Law enforcement is actually a pretty safe job. You have a better chance dying on your commute then a cop does being killed in action.
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See, now this cop, on the other hand, did exactly what he should have. Guy was driving slow in the left lane, creating traffic, which in turn, creates more risk.

Ignore the obnoxious commentary.

That was so awesome. I love that cop and he redeems mr. brake check cop.
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Law enforcement is actually a pretty safe job. You have a better chance dying on your commute then a cop does being killed in action.
Can you cite that stat? I find that kinda hard to believe.
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Can you cite that stat? I find that kinda hard to believe.
Law enforcement is not even in the top 10 most dangerous jobs. I'll pull up the statistics for you...I just had this conversation with another group.
Just press the next button to see the 2011 top 10.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44344096/page/2
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The peace officer of the law was in the left lane driving at a speed that was lower than the normal traveling speed of the road, but at the same time slightly above the posted legal speed limit.


the work that is most applicable in the current situation is that he was in the left lane..

the main concern of the conversation is that he was purposely driving slow and/or antagonizing other motorists with his driving behaviors in the left lane..

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short story long is.. will the court prosecute him as doing something wrong. because it was on video..
probably not.. that is his job.. he does it all day.. hopefully he knows his legal rights and exercises them...

as far as who was a jackass, and who was not..

i typed this already.. and i don't care.. so ........
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Can you cite that stat? I find that kinda hard to believe.
The logic in that statement about a cop having a less dangerous job doesn't even make sense. Unless a cop spends his nights at the police station, he has to drive to work just like anyone else, so there is no way being a cop could be less dangerous than driving to work.

Any job involving poor weather conditions, fire, electricity, chemicals, heights, machinery/vehicles, or weapons is going to have a high likelihood of serious injury dying. Police deal a lot with weapons and vehicles, and are often exposed to all of the others being first responders.
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Should the police officer acted better because he was a police officer?

Today, I flashed someone to let me pass and the lady immediately brake checked me, I had to swerve to avoid hitting her and as I passed her, she gave me the finger. As we reached the toll, we stared each other down and she pointed at me and what looked like a hissing motion a cat would do. Three miles later down the road, right in front of my exit awaits a storm trooper, and as I coast past him, put on my hazards and slow down to a stop. Comes up and tells me that there are reports of me speeding through traffic, brake checking, swerving, etc.. so I show him the dash camera where it clearly shows the woman brake checking me first, so he says "Have a good day." Actually, he really wasted 20 minutes of my time because I couldn't get the camera to playback the recording because it's configured in Chinese.

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Depending on your state, people cruising in the passing lane need to merge to the right for faster cars. Flashing your high beams signals the the driver that they NEED to move over. I'm pretty sure if you flash them and they don't, they are breaking the law.
Even if that's true, it's likely that there's an exception built in that they're not obligated to do so for anyone that's violating traffic laws. So if they've set up residence in the passing lane BUT they're doing the speed limit, anyone that comes up behind them is speeding and that's their trump card for ignoring them.


I hate left lane campers. Sometimes people move left to pass someone and then shut their brains down and stay in the left lane. But some people just get on the freeway, immediately move as far left as they can and then sit there. I'd like to flay those people alive.

I've done a lot of charity bike rides in the last few years, and honestly, I see it with riders, too. At some of the bigger rides, we sometimes have a lane blocked off (esp near the start) and I'm annoyed by the number of bike riders that just brainlessly move all the way left in the lane and just sit there with no regards for faster riders coming up behind.
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