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Posted: 5/18/2001 6:08:50 PM EDT
> The question is: > > > > I would like to know how it is possible for police officers to > > harass people and get away with it? And where can you go for help > > other than a civil attorney? > > > > And the Reply from one cop was: > > > > 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 to > > harass 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 to harass 20k 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 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 week night 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 tabs, 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 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 > > 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 find a reason to harass you. Looking forward to > > meeting you.
Link Posted: 5/18/2001 6:18:01 PM EDT
Just trying to help you LEO's out. I thought this was funny, and I liked the reasons for going after the bad guys. Now don't you guys go and start cop bashing! This was posted for fun.
Link Posted: 5/18/2001 6:19:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2001 7:46:30 PM EDT
Okay, some people know me as a cop basher but I have to admit, that was pretty good. Point taken. [smoke]
Link Posted: 5/18/2001 8:08:01 PM EDT
i don't know there leaving me alone right now!
Link Posted: 5/19/2001 1:07:04 AM EDT
As they say in "the hood" : Fuck the Powleese ! All they do is harrass decent druggie type citizens like me....
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