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Nov 16, 2011
 
I heard a conversation yesterday about someone's cop friend running tags to check up on someone. I'm pretty sure this is illegal, but I know it happens all the time.

Anyone have any experience with this? I had a girl do this to me once. One of our friends told me after we broke up (we were together for 3 years.) Evidently, she did it to lots of people. Her brother was a cop. I just don't think it's right...especially since our taxes provide income for them.
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Nov 16, 2011
 
sempron wrote:
I heard a conversation yesterday about someone's cop friend running tags to check up on someone. I'm pretty sure this is illegal, but I know it happens all the time.

Anyone have any experience with this? I had a girl do this to me once. One of our friends told me after we broke up (we were together for 3 years.) Evidently, she did it to lots of people. Her brother was a cop. I just don't think it's right...especially since our taxes provide income for them.
Lord yes they do!!! All I can say is welcome to Huntington! My ex is a cop for Huntington and ran every car in my drive way! Their all crazy, jealous freaks! Who is your ex's brother? I'll tell you if he is one of the "dirty" ones! Words of wisdom all law enforcement have something call a "brotherhood" they cover and lie for each other no matter the case. Even if they are wrong!! Good luck bc it never stops

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Nov 16, 2011
 
My ex is in Charleston.

I also know what you mean about the "brotherhood". I had some friends once who were hanging out with a guy at a bar in Charleston. The guy drove them home (3 girls). He had definitely been drinking, and I know...he shouldn't have been driving. Point is, he was sitting at a stop light. When it changed to green, he pulled out. It was a "blind" corner, as there was a building sitting close to the road and blocked your view from traffic coming from one direction. Anyway, he pulled out and a cop car t-boned him at a high rate of speed. Completely ran the red light without slowing down and without lights or siren on.

Of course, they took the guy to jail and he got a dui. The three girls in the truck, none of who were really drunk, but all professionals with good jobs told the responding cops what had happened. After a long discussion with the cop at fault...away from the other parties involved, they came back and said that the dash video system was damaged from the accident and could not be reviewed.
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Nov 16, 2011
 
When a license plate is run what info is available?
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Nov 16, 2011
 
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When a license plate is run what info is available?
Registered owner, make/model address and if there are any active warrants on vehicle owner.
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Nov 16, 2011
 
sempron wrote:
My ex is in Charleston.

I also know what you mean about the "brotherhood". I had some friends once who were hanging out with a guy at a bar in Charleston. The guy drove them home (3 girls). He had definitely been drinking, and I know...he shouldn't have been driving. Point is, he was sitting at a stop light. When it changed to green, he pulled out. It was a "blind" corner, as there was a building sitting close to the road and blocked your view from traffic coming from one direction. Anyway, he pulled out and a cop car t-boned him at a high rate of speed. Completely ran the red light without slowing down and without lights or siren on.

Of course, they took the guy to jail and he got a dui. The three girls in the truck, none of who were really drunk, but all professionals with good jobs told the responding cops what had happened. After a long discussion with the cop at fault...away from the other parties involved, they came back and said that the dash video system was damaged from the accident and could not be reviewed.
Btw Wv runs off the same system so it does not matter if it cabell, kanawha, any county in Wv. Your ex and her brother both sound like winners!!
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Yes it is definitely illegal! My husband is a cop and I am not saying he is perfect but so many people sue officers now a days and when i say sue the officer I mean the officer themselves are actually liable not just the city/county they work for so my husband is very very careful not to do anything illegal because if he got caught he could get sued and we could Lose our house etc because of it....I know he doesn't do this because I have wanted him to run certain plates before and he won't even do it for me! Plus they can get in trouble with the state no matter what force they are on and take a chance on losing their badge because if they run a plate and it happens to come back to a stolen vehicle or with a active warrant they by law have to take the person into custody, reclaim the vehicle, etc. And if they run a random tag and the car is no longer around they can't and then they can't explain why they were running tags of a vehicle that wasn't even around and if the car is still around but parked legally or something they have to also be able to explain their probable cause for running the information. Not saying cops don't do it....I KNOW THEY DO...Im just saying the ones that do aren't real bright because they are risking their job and ability to hold a badge every time they do.
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Lone Ranger wrote:
<quoted text>Registered owner, make/model address and if there are any active warrants on vehicle owner.
Having a debate on another post, so I find this post very interesting.

When shopping for a car for our daughter. We were looking at car lots in VA. We were just looking. When asked by the salesperson if they could help we told them we were just looking. Did not exchange names. Did not take a car out to test drive . No discussion of money nor did we have any questions about any of the cars. At some point later we were viewing our credit report and there were two of the car dealerships that we had been to. I assumed that they ran a ck on our license plates. Which I felt was an invasion of privacy ESP since we had only looked at cars nothing more. One person said that is illegal to do without signed permission and copied the info. Yes they were right and the year was 1970. So it was illegal.... at that time.
The other people say that a cr ck can not be run without your social security number.... Therefore it makes it impossible to run a ck by using your license plate. I do not know how these things are done. But evidently they have ways to get your ss number from the info they get on a license plate.
There is no other explanation as to how this could have happened.
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Nov 16, 2011
 
Ashley you are retarded. About 1/8 of your informantion is correct. I love when people spout off about what they know, but know nothing. Its like saying, Im married to a Doctor, and because of that, I know how to take out someones liver. Heres a question for you... What Probable Cause does the photo plate reader have?( just an fyi, its the machine attached to those cruisers, that read over 6000 plates a day)
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Ashley Myers wrote:
Yes it is definitely illegal! My husband is a cop and I am not saying he is perfect but so many people sue officers now a days and when i say sue the officer I mean the officer themselves are actually liable not just the city/county they work for so my husband is very very careful not to do anything illegal because if he got caught he could get sued and we could Lose our house etc because of it....I know he doesn't do this because I have wanted him to run certain plates before and he won't even do it for me! Plus they can get in trouble with the state no matter what force they are on and take a chance on losing their badge because if they run a plate and it happens to come back to a stolen vehicle or with a active warrant they by law have to take the person into custody, reclaim the vehicle, etc. And if they run a random tag and the car is no longer around they can't and then they can't explain why they were running tags of a vehicle that wasn't even around and if the car is still around but parked legally or something they have to also be able to explain their probable cause for running the information. Not saying cops don't do it....I KNOW THEY DO...Im just saying the ones that do aren't real bright because they are risking their job and ability to hold a badge every time they do.
maybe you should have consulted with your husband before posting this in a public forum. I'm sure his boss/supervisor will love that your acknowledging all this using your real name.
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Nov 17, 2011
 
Ashley Myers wrote:
Yes it is definitely illegal! My husband is a cop and I am not saying he is perfect but so many people sue officers now a days and when i say sue the officer I mean the officer themselves are actually liable not just the city/county they work for so my husband is very very careful not to do anything illegal because if he got caught he could get sued and we could Lose our house etc because of it....I know he doesn't do this because I have wanted him to run certain plates before and he won't even do it for me! Plus they can get in trouble with the state no matter what force they are on and take a chance on losing their badge because if they run a plate and it happens to come back to a stolen vehicle or with a active warrant they by law have to take the person into custody, reclaim the vehicle, etc. And if they run a random tag and the car is no longer around they can't and then they can't explain why they were running tags of a vehicle that wasn't even around and if the car is still around but parked legally or something they have to also be able to explain their probable cause for running the information. Not saying cops don't do it....I KNOW THEY DO...Im just saying the ones that do aren't real bright because they are risking their job and ability to hold a badge every time they do.
If your husband is a cop, you want to get your facts straight before trying to advise others. Because when a plate is ran is goes through a dispatcher and there info/time stamp are on it. Every call or check is through "CAD" system. Hints the name Computer Aided Dispatch. As far as getting in trouble I had to laugh. Hey Alice get out of the wonderland and back to reality!!!!
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Nov 17, 2011
 
mr chow wrote:
<quoted text>maybe you should have consulted with your husband before posting this in a public forum. I'm sure his boss/supervisor will love that your acknowledging all this using your real name.
Oh wait they are in Ohio!!! Dumb-ass all the way around!!!
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Nov 17, 2011
 
Ashley Myers wrote:
Yes it is definitely illegal! My husband is a cop and I am not saying he is perfect but so many people sue officers now a days and when i say sue the officer I mean the officer themselves are actually liable not just the city/county they work for so my husband is very very careful not to do anything illegal because if he got caught he could get sued and we could Lose our house etc because of it....I know he doesn't do this because I have wanted him to run certain plates before and he won't even do it for me! Plus they can get in trouble with the state no matter what force they are on and take a chance on losing their badge because if they run a plate and it happens to come back to a stolen vehicle or with a active warrant they by law have to take the person into custody, reclaim the vehicle, etc. And if they run a random tag and the car is no longer around they can't and then they can't explain why they were running tags of a vehicle that wasn't even around and if the car is still around but parked legally or something they have to also be able to explain their probable cause for running the information. Not saying cops don't do it....I KNOW THEY DO...Im just saying the ones that do aren't real bright because they are risking their job and ability to hold a badge every time they do.
Hi heather!!!
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Nov 17, 2011
 
according to this you are from ohio too! or are you one of the many hiding your location? so pathetic.
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My goodness. You individuals who get on here and immediately start bashing people are so rude. Can't adults have rational conversations without attacking people?
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Nov 17, 2011
 
who a ranger wrote:
according to this you are from ohio too! or are you one of the many hiding your location? so pathetic.
yes I am hiding my location! No I do not know nor do I care on how to change it! I am at CAMC memorial hospital in charleston, Wv!!! Need anymore info......go Fu@k yourself!!!
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Nov 17, 2011
 
Wtf wrote:
Ashley you are retarded. About 1/8 of your informantion is correct. I love when people spout off about what they know, but know nothing. Its like saying, Im married to a Doctor, and because of that, I know how to take out someones liver. Heres a question for you... What Probable Cause does the photo plate reader have?( just an fyi, its the machine attached to those cruisers, that read over 6000 plates a day)
Not all departments are equipped with those yet due to lack of funding. Most of them are still ran the old fashion way. But I do see them being at every dept and cruiser soon :)
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Nov 17, 2011
 
ejm wrote:
<quoted text>Having a debate on another post, so I find this post very interesting.

When shopping for a car for our daughter. We were looking at car lots in VA. We were just looking. When asked by the salesperson if they could help we told them we were just looking. Did not exchange names. Did not take a car out to test drive . No discussion of money nor did we have any questions about any of the cars. At some point later we were viewing our credit report and there were two of the car dealerships that we had been to. I assumed that they ran a ck on our license plates. Which I felt was an invasion of privacy ESP since we had only looked at cars nothing more. One person said that is illegal to do without signed permission and copied the info. Yes they were right and the year was 1970. So it was illegal.... at that time.
The other people say that a cr ck can not be run without your social security number.... Therefore it makes it impossible to run a ck by using your license plate. I do not know how these things are done. But evidently they have ways to get your ss number from the info they get on a license plate.
There is no other explanation as to how this could have happened.
Your plates are registered to you which in turn is attached to your DL.
If you have a valid DL in this state the can check criminal history, acts/ crimes involving weapons. Things are not ran off Ss numbers because the rise of identity theft. Names and DOB. Does that make sense. It's kinda crazy the way that things work these days
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Nov 17, 2011
 
Get mad because we have cop friends. If you were the one on the beneficial side your attitude would be different. Hate the game.
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Hpd is a bunch of dirty cops

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