Mendacious? I gotta use that one before the end of the day!
Just as soon as I look it up.
Just as soon as I look it up.
I don't wonder about it at all, because I couldn't give less than a shit what you or the other sheep think of me. You dumb fucks pay me to drive as quickly as I can to a call, as long as it is you who is calling because your call is the most important one of the shift.So it is generally acceptable for an officer to use government property to drive recklessly while off duty? And police wonder why there is distrust from the public?
There have been a few incidents of this nature with FHP, which have had different outcomes. I don't know exactly what they teach these folks in Tallahassee but as I said before, their poor reputation has been earned over the years.Why are these on-duty officers submitting to a traffic stop?
Hats are not commonly worn here in FLA by LEOs. The first city PD I worked for didn't even issue a hat. FHP is the agency which wears them the most often, but it is not that common there either. Most agencies allow black sneakers and shorts to be worn on duty, with a baseball hat. Uniforms are not held in high regards in FLA.no one noticed she wasn't wearing her hat...
If you're going to try to arrest me while I'm on-duty, you (figuartive you, not literal) better be bigger and stronger, and make sure you have more friends in the vicinity than I do.There have been a few incidents of this nature with FHP, which have had different outcomes. I don't know exactly what they teach these folks in Tallahassee but as I said before, their poor reputation has been earned over the years.
Which is why this type of episode should never have occurred. This trooper appeared as if she was prepared to shoot the Miami Officer, just for speeding; speeding an infraction which is dismissed on a regular basis in courtrooms all around the country for many times no legitimate reason whatsoever. I'm glad the FOP/PBA is involved and maybe this type of coverage may discourage these types of incidents in the future. If I am ever able to make it to a meet and greet up there I'll give you some other stories which will make your head spin.If you're going to try to arrest me while I'm on-duty, you (figuartive you, not literal) better be bigger and stronger, and make sure you have more friends in the vicinity than I do.
I'd crawl a hundred yards over broken glass to get to any cop in trouble, but that doesn't mean they're aren't some that I would fight in a heartbeat off-duty if I knew there would be no legal or employment repercussions as a result.I think the locals should film their constant bailing out of FHP and put THAT on Youtube! Along with the radio screams for help.
I came to this thread late. I used this quote because years ago one of our guys (who since left for LAPD) was in an argument with a local officer. I don't even recall about what, but petty stuff as was the norm. When our guy got pissed and started to walk around the cruiser so as to have better eye contact and not have to shout, the local officer called in for back up. When his own guys showed up, they basically said, "ARE YOU SHITTING ME??" and left.Imagine the hilarity if he called in an OT, stating a fake FHP Trooper was pointing a gun at him, and a dozen Miami PD cars came sliding up sideways.
Ooooh! Ooooh! I do! I do! Pick me!Lastly, who else here recalls (and if it's been mentioned I apologize-I DID skip a few pages) when a Metro Officer (I forget the rank-NOT PTL.) pulled over a Boston Officer (also not a PTL.) for speeding on the Xway and when the Boston Officer drove off in a huff, the Metro officer followed him into the garage at Dist. 1 and then called for back up, again getting a "ARE YOU SHTTING ME?" from his troops.
Neither college in my city has a PD, never mind cruisers with blue lights, but if I see MSP or Transit cruisers going blue lights and siren through my area, I'll ask dispatch to see if they need assistance, especially given their manpower shortages and sometimes sketchy radio communication. That's solely to make sure they don't need help.....as mentioned, I automatically assume that a non-stolen police cruiser is being driven in a manner appropriate for the circumstances.I also know it's not uncommon for a college agency to be responding to a call with lights going and hear over the radio some local cop asking, "What's such and such got going?" Sure, often times it's legit concern, but we all know that often times it's also just silly ball busting.
Some of the best police officers I ever worked with never even graduated high school, while I've had some Harvard Ph.D. professors who I wouldn't trust with sharp scissors.All the formal education in the world is no help when you don't have common sense.
=HistoryHound;633641]asshatteryI'm pretty sure I got that one from someone here. If not it had to be from "Angry Pete". I say go for it with COMPSTAT, it's always fun getting use new words in a sentence. :shades_smile:Is this a new word? If so, I like it! I'm gonna use this at work someplace. I don't know where yet but I'm gonna use it. I know, maybe at the next COMPSTAT session. That ought to make points with the chief!