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Feb 9, 2013
 

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I got a ticket from Mike Crum for obstructing traffic because I stop on the blvd for 3 secs to tell someone come up to Eastgate(That was the norm in those days).$80 for 3 secs, at the time I worked at BK. That was like 2 weeks paycheck. I see people "really" obstructing traffic these days and nothing ever said about it. I think it shows what real peices of crap the cops were in those days, looking for anything to get money off those kids.

They wasn't trying to protect anybody, just padding the pocket.
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Greeneville, TN

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#22
Feb 9, 2013
 
*Pieces*

And I don't want to add Don Jones in that statement. He was a good, standup guy. Hated he passed away.
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#23
Feb 9, 2013
 
cars wrote:
check out the 11e byepass pulling people over one after another.daily.easy money.why dont they spend more time on the theives and drug dealers.one is enough on the byepass not twenty.yes their is a problem .
because thats the detectives job!! Not patrol officers.
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There are pill dealers living down the street from us. Their house was empty when I bought my home, in what seemed like a safe neighborhood for my family. Almost daily when I come home I witness different cars there and obvious deals going on outside. I can even tell when they get a new shipment because of the increase of traffic until the supply becomes low again.I am not an officer so I can not stop and bust them. The police sit at the end of the street and get speeders on the main road. They cruise thru here, but nothing is ever done about the drug house. In the many years I have lived here, I have never witnessed a wreck due to speeding on our road, yet I know of several people that have overdosed and died from pills. There is simply no excuse for this when it is so obvious what is going on. Cruise your undercover cops thru the neighborhoods and bust the drug deals, thieves and true crimes so we can feel safe in our homes again. I am much more concerned with the danger in our neighborhoods than a speeder hitting me on the by-pass.
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Dumb a wrote:
<quoted text> because thats the detectives job!! Not patrol officers.
So a patrol officer is not allowed to bust a drug deal taking place? Only a detective? Gosh thats great news.
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#26
Feb 9, 2013
 
yes you are a dumb a... the word patrol officer means patrol our neighbor hoods also not one strip on the bye pass all day long .i bet you are one of them that expects your meals for free when your not so called patrolling..
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<quoted text> because thats the detectives job!! Not patrol officers.
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I lived thru all this and window tint has been around alot longer than 10/12 years.I had my 1st tined windows around 87/88.The cops did look for us,we were kids and were easy pickins.Yes we did have dark windows,loud radios,and low vehicles,none of which were hurtin anybody but our selves.In the grand scheme of things what we were doin was very minor,but we were easy money.

IIRC Mayor Love was the one pushin soo hard to get the cruisin stopped on the grounds that emergency vehicles could not get thru to go to Laughlin hosp,that was when it was across from Greeneville High.They tried to get everybody to start cruisin depot str but that never took off.We were a inconvience not a problem.

Its funny to me that the whole area is a ghost town after dark now a days and I can think of several buisnesses that are no longer around.That might or not be because of the end of cruisin.

Yes we did have an occasional fight and Im sure a drug deal or two but you didnt see/hear of many kids gettin caught for drugs.The busted paper is full every week of kids that are the same age as I was when I cruised and almost all are arrested for drugs or theft.They dont have anything else to do but get in trouble.

Kids back then would WORK to buy things they wanted for their cars/trucks and took pride in havin a nice vehicle.Most,not all,of todays kids have absolutely no pride in anything,they expect the world to bow at their feet and serve them on a silver platter.This will carry over to their adult life and we'll have another generation of worthless adults.

I worked,made my truck payment,bought my stereo,had my windows tinted,and paid my tickets,all on my dime.

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scrounger wrote:
I lived thru all this and window tint has been around alot longer than 10/12 years.I had my 1st tined windows around 87/88.The cops did look for us,we were kids and were easy pickins.Yes we did have dark windows,loud radios,and low vehicles,none of which were hurtin anybody but our selves.In the grand scheme of things what we were doin was very minor,but we were easy money.
IIRC Mayor Love was the one pushin soo hard to get the cruisin stopped on the grounds that emergency vehicles could not get thru to go to Laughlin hosp,that was when it was across from Greeneville High.They tried to get everybody to start cruisin depot str but that never took off.We were a inconvience not a problem.
Its funny to me that the whole area is a ghost town after dark now a days and I can think of several buisnesses that are no longer around.That might or not be because of the end of cruisin.
Yes we did have an occasional fight and Im sure a drug deal or two but you didnt see/hear of many kids gettin caught for drugs.The busted paper is full every week of kids that are the same age as I was when I cruised and almost all are arrested for drugs or theft.They dont have anything else to do but get in trouble.
Kids back then would WORK to buy things they wanted for their cars/trucks and took pride in havin a nice vehicle.Most,not all,of todays kids have absolutely no pride in anything,they expect the world to bow at their feet and serve them on a silver platter.This will carry over to their adult life and we'll have another generation of worthless adults.
I worked,made my truck payment,bought my stereo,had my windows tinted,and paid my tickets,all on my dime.
I see your points but I have to disagree on the idea that kids are into drugs because they can't cruise. It has been stated on another post how big Elizabethton's cruises are, yet Elizabethton is notorious for its drug problems. Cruising or not, drugs would be a major issue now.
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#29
Feb 9, 2013
 
where have you been elizabethton.ant close to greeneville on drug and stealing problem.11e is 2nd most ticket wrote area in the tri cities.slow down in greeneville but steeling and drugs ok in this town.no crusin drive to slow we cant ticket you.hey hey where we going for our free lunch today.my opion only tho.....
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#30
Feb 9, 2013
 
Pretend 2 B Normal wrote:
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I see your points but I have to disagree on the idea that kids are into drugs because they can't cruise. It has been stated on another post how big Elizabethton's cruises are, yet Elizabethton is notorious for its drug problems. Cruising or not, drugs would be a major issue now.
I didnt mean to imply that cruisin would be the magic pill to save todays youth.My intent was to show that if they were allowed to cruise it would be something to do besides get in trouble.I do know that E-town has a big cruise night and I dont know anything about the drug situation there.I know you are not the one who brought it up,BUT I'm not concered w Etown,Im concerned with whats goin on here.
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#31
Feb 9, 2013
 
scrounger wrote:
I lived thru all this and window tint has been around alot longer than 10/12 years.I had my 1st tined windows around 87/88.The cops did look for us,we were kids and were easy pickins.Yes we did have dark windows,loud radios,and low vehicles,none of which were hurtin anybody but our selves.In the grand scheme of things what we were doin was very minor,but we were easy money.
IIRC Mayor Love was the one pushin soo hard to get the cruisin stopped on the grounds that emergency vehicles could not get thru to go to Laughlin hosp,that was when it was across from Greeneville High.They tried to get everybody to start cruisin depot str but that never took off.We were a inconvience not a problem.
Its funny to me that the whole area is a ghost town after dark now a days and I can think of several buisnesses that are no longer around.That might or not be because of the end of cruisin.
Yes we did have an occasional fight and Im sure a drug deal or two but you didnt see/hear of many kids gettin caught for drugs.The busted paper is full every week of kids that are the same age as I was when I cruised and almost all are arrested for drugs or theft.They dont have anything else to do but get in trouble.
Kids back then would WORK to buy things they wanted for their cars/trucks and took pride in havin a nice vehicle.Most,not all,of todays kids have absolutely no pride in anything,they expect the world to bow at their feet and serve them on a silver platter.This will carry over to their adult life and we'll have another generation of worthless adults.
I worked,made my truck payment,bought my stereo,had my windows tinted,and paid my tickets,all on my dime.
I remember tinted windows around 82/83. I'm not that old, but there was a lot of teens around my neighborhood that had tinted windows. I was a little kid and couldn't wait to get a car and fix it up, I thought they were so cool.

Oh and I did and I loved every minute of it and would like to do it again. Ofcourse I would like to be a teenager again also.
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#32
Feb 9, 2013
 
ok in my opion .how many of them.you who we might be talking about or not .after a hard day on the 11e or donut shop wants or gets a free meal at a local restuarant.in my opion only me be not .....
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#33
Feb 10, 2013
 
Uhhh, what?

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scrounger wrote:
<quoted text>I didnt mean to imply that cruisin would be the magic pill to save todays youth.My intent was to show that if they were allowed to cruise it would be something to do besides get in trouble.I do know that E-town has a big cruise night and I dont know anything about the drug situation there.I know you are not the one who brought it up,BUT I'm not concered w Etown,Im concerned with whats goin on here.
I understand. I just think that we are in a different society than we were 20 years ago. Drugs are here. I fear that cruising would make it a lot easier for delivery of the drugs. Given the obvious disdain for the police on here I can only imagine the comments when two or three cops have to patrol the cruising strip.
The thin is that I have not heard anyone complaining about a ticket say they were not doing what they got the ticket for. Whether a person agrees with the laws or not, they are just that. A law. We are all aware of them. And when we get caught breaking them we took the chance. The police were only doing their job.
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Confused

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Feb 10, 2013
 
Pretend 2 B Normal wrote:
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I understand. I just think that we are in a different society than we were 20 years ago. Drugs are here. I fear that cruising would make it a lot easier for delivery of the drugs. Given the obvious disdain for the police on here I can only imagine the comments when two or three cops have to patrol the cruising strip.
The thin is that I have not heard anyone complaining about a ticket say they were not doing what they got the ticket for. Whether a person agrees with the laws or not, they are just that. A law. We are all aware of them. And when we get caught breaking them we took the chance. The police were only doing their job.
A lot of laws were made just to get money. Which is wrong no matter how you look at it.
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#37
Feb 10, 2013
 
Detectives are the ones investigating cases with officers assistance. Apparently you do not understand the reasoning behind the tent law!
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#38
Feb 10, 2013
 
Dumb a wrote:
Detectives are the ones investigating cases with officers assistance. Apparently you do not understand the reasoning behind the tent law!
What does camping have to do with the Police?

Sorry couldn't help myself.:-)

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Confused wrote:
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A lot of laws were made just to get money. Which is wrong no matter how you look at it.
I'm sure some were but the can't make money off of it until people violate it. A lot of times people's egos have a direct line to their wallet. Rather just accepting that there are some things they cannot do (speed, excessively dark window tint, excessively loud stereos, etc) their ego tells them to push it as far as they can. Then they end up with a ticket. But rather than admit that they were wrong they come up with things like "it was only 8 miles per hour over the limit" or "I only stopped in the middle of the road for 3 seconds".
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Feb 10, 2013
 
Pretend 2 B Normal wrote:
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I'm sure some were but the can't make money off of it until people violate it. A lot of times people's egos have a direct line to their wallet. Rather just accepting that there are some things they cannot do (speed, excessively dark window tint, excessively loud stereos, etc) their ego tells them to push it as far as they can. Then they end up with a ticket. But rather than admit that they were wrong they come up with things like "it was only 8 miles per hour over the limit" or "I only stopped in the middle of the road for 3 seconds".
Now you're pissing me off. The point I was making is the only reason I got an obstructing traffic ticket was because I was a kid on the blvd. when the big rigs stop in the middle of the road, get out asking for directions or the UPS & FedEx trucks block thr rd, nothing said about it. Obstructing traffic is obstructing traffic, whether it's work related or pleasure related.

And $80 for 3 secs? Come on, he could have gave a warning, but no he wanted that money and was an ass about it also.$80 bucks to a 16 year old kid in the 80's was a lot of money. I wasn't one of the little rich kids that their parents payed for everything. Had to flip burgers for 2 weeks to pay that ticket.

But all good in the end, I came out better in the deal, that's why I love Karma. People call her a bitch, but I think she's a pretty cool person.

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