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Posted: 8/23/2006 2:31:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2006 9:16:15 AM EDT by abnk]
I see some people place them right next to their license plate to ensure that the LEO that pulls them over does not miss it.

I have a shitload of those stickers (those bastards seem to have a "yearly" fundraising campaign every month), but I have not used them. To me it seems like trying to buy my way out of a ticket.

Do you use them? And do you think it's wrong to use them for the aforementioned reason?

ETA: Hey! Post 556.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 2:35:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By abnk:
I see some people place them right next to their license plate to ensure that the LEO that pulls them over does not miss it.

I have a shitload of those stickers (those bastards seem to have a "yearly" fundraising campaign every month), but I have not used them. To me it seems like trying to buy my way out of a ticket.

Do you use them? And do you think it's wrong to use them for the aforementioned reason?

ETA: Hey! Post 556.


I think it's retarded. It's not going to get you out of anything around here, yet I saw a car just a few weeks ago with at least half a dozen of them on the back glass.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 3:14:23 AM EDT
I don't fear the police, nor do I pay extortion. I sure as Hell don't call fellow Citizens during family dinner hours and beg for money.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 3:24:31 AM EDT
I wouldnt desecrate my vehicles with those stickers
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 3:26:54 AM EDT
Stickers on your car is trashy
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:04:18 AM EDT
I feel an obligation to write rather than warn on those vehicles.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:21:33 AM EDT
They have no bearing on whether you get a ticket, so they are just taking up useful bumper space.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:23:57 AM EDT
Nope. I don't believe that they would get you out of a ticket. Not being an asshole is better insurance against a ticket.

Of course, I don't have a phone, so it is kind of hard for them to call me during dinner!
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:24:20 AM EDT
Cop: Do you kow why I pulled you over?
Tony Soprano: How about I buy you and you and your wife dinner tonight - You can tell her about it.
Cop: License and registration please sir.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:26:37 AM EDT
No

In fact this is the only sticker on my truck

Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:47:15 AM EDT
Oh, you mean "brown-nose stickers"?

I used to see them everywhere in Florida... usually on Buicks driven by Q-Tips.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:59:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Punani:
Cop: Do you kow why I pulled you over?
Tony Soprano: How about I buy you and you and your wife dinner tonight - You can tell her about it.




ok,I admit it--I hadn't heard that one before

Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:49:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2006 5:51:24 AM EDT by SheepDog_556]
Nope.

But I do have a "Bad Cop - No Donut" sticker on my take home car.

ETA: Giving to the FOP dosen't do jack shit for your local cops. FOP (by whom I mean the leadership) dosen't have a clue what rank and file cops think. 99% of them are political hacks. When I get a solicitation call from FOP, I hang up.



Sheep
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 5:56:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By abnk:
I see some people place them right next to their license plate to ensure that the LEO that pulls them over does not miss it.

I have a shitload of those stickers (those bastards seem to have a "yearly" fundraising campaign every month), but I have not used them. To me it seems like trying to buy my way out of a ticket.

Do you use them? And do you think it's wrong to use them for the aforementioned reason?

ETA: Hey! Post 556.


Take a good look at what percentage of the collections go to admistration and what really helps the community. I bet you will stop this. Why not give to NRA ILA? It is a better cause. FOP generally leans anti-gun, regardless of what their members think.

If you drive like an asshole, or don't have insurance, expect to pay a fine sooner, or later. It all catches up with you.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:02:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wildearp:

Originally Posted By abnk:
I see some people place them right next to their license plate to ensure that the LEO that pulls them over does not miss it.

I have a shitload of those stickers (those bastards seem to have a "yearly" fundraising campaign every month), but I have not used them. To me it seems like trying to buy my way out of a ticket.

Do you use them? And do you think it's wrong to use them for the aforementioned reason?

ETA: Hey! Post 556.


Take a good look at what percentage of the collections go to admistration and what really helps the community. I bet you will stop this. Why not give to NRA ILA? It is a better cause. FOP generally leans anti-gun, regardless of what their members think.

If you drive like an asshole, or don't have insurance, expect to pay a fine sooner, or later. It all catches up with you.


+1 Next time those people call, ask them what percentage of the money actually goes to your local law enforcement. Our sheriff's dept holds an annual fundraising barbque and I support that instead. Besides, it's more fun to drink a few beers and bullshit with and get to know your local guys.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:13:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:13:29 AM EDT
My brother and his friend worked at FOP for 2-3 months. Its a total sham.

Hell, when they call cops, they get cused out by them.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:21:33 AM EDT
FOP?
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:22:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By -RotorDemon-:
FOP?


Fraternal Order of Police.



Sheep
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:28:57 AM EDT
Nope, calling attention to yourself with one of those will never lead to anything good.
Either from LEOs or dirtbags.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:29:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SheepDog_556:

Originally Posted By -RotorDemon-:
FOP?


Fraternal Order of Police.



Sheep


Thanks
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:30:25 AM EDT
It's generally crap. The great majority of the funds go to the fundraising operation, not to the police. Just ask them . During my cop days, we knew that anyone with these stickers was just out to beat a ticket, and made sure we wrote them.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:31:33 AM EDT
Depends on the sticker there are the "fundraising" ones they give to anyone. Then there are the small "Active Member" ones.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:55:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wildearp:

Originally Posted By abnk:
I see some people place them right next to their license plate to ensure that the LEO that pulls them over does not miss it.

I have a shitload of those stickers (those bastards seem to have a "yearly" fundraising campaign every month), but I have not used them. To me it seems like trying to buy my way out of a ticket.

Do you use them? And do you think it's wrong to use them for the aforementioned reason?

ETA: Hey! Post 556.


Take a good look at what percentage of the collections go to admistration and what really helps the community. I bet you will stop this. Why not give to NRA ILA? It is a better cause. FOP generally leans anti-gun, regardless of what their members think.

If you drive like an asshole, or don't have insurance, expect to pay a fine sooner, or later. It all catches up with you.


I already give to NRA-ILA and NRA-PVF. I chose to support the FOP when the national FOP president publicly stated the FOP's support of the second amendment. Never supported them before that because the Indianapolis lodge president is a flaming anti-second amendment guy.

And, no, I don't worry about tickets. I drive like an old man.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:58:20 AM EDT
Have FOP plates on all cars owned by my parents.
My father has been LE for 30+ years and counting.
Don't know if it has gotten me out of a ticket as I have never been pulled over.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 6:58:39 AM EDT
They give out FOP stickers for paying your taxes?

Oh, that's right, why would I donate to the police, who have had ruled in their favor that they have no duty to protect me?

I'd donate to Blackwater before the FOP.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 7:07:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 7:09:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 7:15:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 7:17:17 AM EDT
There is a difference in the stickers.

The FOP Supporter stickers are from giving donations.

The FOP license plates or the metal/plastic badges are only on cars owned by cops or family members of cops with the small metal/plastic badges.

Just trying to clear up any confusion.

ETA: Both of my cars have FOP license plates from the state. I had to show I was LEO and present a form from my state FOP lodge to get them.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 7:21:47 AM EDT

I think people are confusing the FOP stickers/etc with the PBA (LEO + family only) things.

FOP usually won't get you out of anything. It's like saying you paid a bribe, but the guy writing you didn't see any of the bribe money. ;)

PBA means you or someone in your direct family that likes you (they only get X of these per year, not as many as they want) more than the others is LEO, not someone paying a bribe. ;)
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 7:45:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2006 7:46:42 AM EDT by trippletap]
Concerning the F.O.P. there are three "lodges" that will solicit you for donations. The national lodge, the state lodge and the local lodge.

The national as well as the state lodges are soliciting for donations simply for their administration and political lobbying.

The local lodges solicit funds for their own administration (building upkeep, etc...) but they also do it for local charity programs (such as "Shop with a Cop, etc...) and other events that they run throughout the year.

When solicitied for a donation, ask whether it is being requested for the National, State or local lodge. Out of the three, a donation to the local lodge is the only one that will benefit locally.

As for the stickers...they are given out to anyone and don't really mean much. I give warnings to people because of their manners and attitude, not because they have a sticker.


Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:53:02 AM EDT
I just put a light bar on my P.O.V.

If they try to pull me over, I hit the lights and speed away.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:57:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 10:25:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By markm:
I just put a light bar on my P.O.V.

If they try to pull me over, I hit the lights and speed away.


Then do you slam on the brakes, let them pass and then chase them?


I'll occasionally back them up on a call or traffic stop. They're generally greatful when I explain that I'm from the INTERNET!
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 10:33:26 AM EDT
my dad had those on his suv lol. my mom took it off thou
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