Highway Patrol above the law?

Highway Patrol above the law?

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Since: Jul 08


#1 Aug 2, 2008
They think they are above the law but in fact they break more traffic laws than the citizens do. Why do you think so many people dont respect the lawmen? I know I dont respect them or trust them. If you report them for driving at high speeds or whatever they have to do an investigation to see why they was driving like that. That info came from an ex lawman that I know personally.

Tell you what happened to me on Hwy 6 between Batesville and Clarksdale. I was leading a group of about 6 cars and this Highway Patrol E19 came around me doing about 100 mph and he turned around at the end of HWY 6 in Clarksdale and I was the first one he came to, so he stops me for speeding, now mind you he just passed me and I havent changed my speed either. Well while he was writing me a ticket I called a highway patrolman that I know and told him what happened and he said he had no right to write me that ticket but that they have there own rules up in that area and they have so many complaints about them. So if you are in that area keep a look out for E19 and E21. THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW AND DONT TRUST THEM AT ALL.


Since: Jul 10

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#2 Nov 2, 2010
them idiots ant sht...the problem is your on here boo hooing instead of calling the mayor the chief of police or state officials..on here wont get nothing done!!..when you went to court over the ticket ...you should have brought it to the judges attention!!..cause all you would have to say was..officer did you pass me?..he would ofcoarse say yes... then you should have said..ok why did you write me a ticket?..he would have said because you was speeding...then you should have said was you on a emergency call?,) and if he said yes then you would wonder why and emergency call was put off for a mere speeding ticket!!... and if he said no then you should say then why was you driving faster than i was and i got a ticket for it?.. call the out on there faults!!..remember the mouth that stays quite dont get fed!!...i was behind to deputy cops today heading back to work after my lunch break... the first blew the stop sign the second did also...so guess what... i did also..what was they gonna say?..two things i ignored the emergeny call to write you a failure to stop ticket???...ummm nope... or they would have to explain why they ran stop sigh when they wasnt on an emergency call!!...either one they would have looked liked a liar or stupid!

Flora, MS

#3 Nov 10, 2010
You may or may not have a point. I do not dispute the fact that members of the law enforcement community sometimes seem to be above the law. I say seem to be. We do not know the whole story. You do not know if that unit was on an emergency call that may have later been canceled when he passed you. And you do not know how fast he was actually going. I notice you did not say how fast you were going, but you were obviously speeding weren't you. What gave you the right to exceed the speed limit? you say you were at the head of the pack. You were not therefore going with the flow, but you were setting the pace. What exactly put YOU above the law at that point. Whether or not the MHP unit was exceeding his authority, you obviously were. So what is your excuse? Point out that others break the law does not give you the right to do so. And your MHP friend has nothing to do with anything. He is not a lawyer and has no right to advise anyone on the law. His opinion is just that, an opinion, just like mine is. Opinions are like ass *oles, everybody has one. Why don't you just shut up and pay the fine.

Detroit, MI

#4 Feb 4, 2013
All of u r dummies what u do is learn the laws and ur criminal rights then u will kno wen to act on a ticket and a cops action dummy

Greenwood, MS

#5 Feb 20, 2013
yeah that why they dont stop stop sign instead they use thier lights to get through intersections

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