St. Louis Officers Among Those Accused of Speeding In Work Zone

There are 39 comments on the Fox2Now story from Oct 7, 2010, titled St. Louis Officers Among Those Accused of Speeding In Work Zone. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

A YouTube video appears to show 2 St. Louis Metropolitan Police SUV's speeding through a work zone in Pacific.

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stl

Saint Louis, MO

#22 Oct 8, 2010
speeding and following too closely = quit your bitching.
LetErRip

United States

#23 Oct 8, 2010
"nwa had a song that reflects my feelings on this...so many to choose from..."

Let's see...you wouldn't be thinking of "FU@# the Police", now would you?
STL Driver

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Oct 8, 2010
Just another incident that prove many cops feel they are ok to do as they please as long as they have a shield to hide behind.
Seaweed

Saint Louis, MO

#25 Oct 8, 2010
So 2 idiots tape law enforcement officers speeding and then record themselves speeding. Brilliant!
ex-con

Tucson, AZ

#26 Oct 8, 2010
I am sorry but for that dumb b-_t%@ who was speeding and recording this on her cell phone. what a hypocrit.
All jobs or most have percs. Cops break a couple traffic laws. Its not like they were selling drugs or extorting people. I bet you would want them to speed if i pulled out a gun and told you to give me your car or have you go to the atm and empty it.
brian

Saint Louis, MO

#27 Oct 8, 2010
LetErRip wrote:
"nwa had a song that reflects my feelings on this...so many to choose from..."
Let's see...you wouldn't be thinking of "FU@# the Police", now would you?
that's correct for $400 and control of the board.
Crap Reporter

Saint Louis, MO

#28 Oct 8, 2010
Great story Fox 2 news! What.... you guys couldn't come up with any other story so you decided to do an expose on police speeding? First, there were no workers in this area. Seconde, 65 mph is the normal speed through this area and that is the speed everyone else was doing, including your amatuer photographer capturing the video!

You would think with all the crime in the city, you would have something else to report about. Oh yeah, that's right -- you guys can't report on the actual crime happenings unless you have footage of the scene. Do you have any idea how many shootings and robberies occur in St. Louis every day? Here's an idea -- why don't you do a story on why the Mayor and the Chief of police refuse to address the crime issue in St. Louis? Here's an idea -- try doing some real reporting! Where's my remote!?!?
VCDaedalus

Saint Louis, MO

#29 Oct 8, 2010
The hell you say. St. Louis Police Officers not obeying the law they're paid to uphold? Who'd a-thunk it?
fAT bOY sLIM

Wentzville, MO

#30 Oct 8, 2010
arl wrote:
they are not above the and should be punished
And so should the d o u c h b a g speeding while filming and driving....
fAT bOY sLIM

Wentzville, MO

#31 Oct 8, 2010
Babs wrote:
It's a well known fact that officers believe they are beyond the law. I have witnessed offices speeding, running lights (with no flashers on), rolling and even running stop sign (with no flashers on), making illegal turns, and talking on cell phones. This happing in St. Louis is no suprise.
Babs, stay in michigan you troll
reb

Saint Louis, MO

#32 Oct 8, 2010
hey lady taping this thing-PUT DOWN YOUR DAMN CAMARA AND DRIVE.

wow- attack the first responders?!?

Let me just put a great big thank you out there to all the St. Louis City police. You put your lives on the line so I can sit my fat ass on my couch and read internet news. You rock,
Fire Hawk

Arnold, MO

#33 Oct 8, 2010
1. If a speed zone is set up for a construction zone, follow it.

2. If a Police car, for unknown reasons to you, drives through a construction zone at a high rate of speed; get the license plate number, remember the time of day, location you are in, and report your complaint to the district the car is from AFTER you get off the highway. Be pro-active.

3. All it takes is one bad apple.
popo

Saint Louis, MO

#34 Oct 9, 2010
This article makes me sick. Not because of the Police speeding but because of all the people on here who will start bashing on the police. You all have absolutely no idea what it takes to be a Police Officer, much less in a city like St. Louis. With regards to the video, it clearly shows they were driving with the flow of the traffic. There also were no workers present which means the construction zone speed limits do not have to be enforced. Also the people making the video were driving just as fast. I thinks its ashame at the microscope that the Police are put under these days. The people who made this video even went to the extent of following the police to their destination. Am I the only one who is disgusted by these liberals. I beg any one of you who is on here talking bad about the police to last 2 days as a Police Officer. I'm so sick of the media only covering storys that make the police look bad. Whens the last time you saw an article on here about the police going to schools in their off time to read to kids or putting on charities in their time off. The liberal media these days is terrible. What is this country coming to?
daveh143

Union, MO

#35 Oct 9, 2010
I think the way to slow all folks down in construction zones is throw them in jail, seize the car/truck, and fine then at least $1000 for 1st offense. If they lose their jobs, vehicles, and money, maybe that will work. The problem is lack of meaningful enforcement, and the public's lack of respect for traffic laws.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT

United States

#36 Oct 9, 2010
The POWERS that be have CONNED the PUBLIC that they are PERFECT & UN-TOUCHABLE & NEEDED . If the IDIOT PUBLIC would just wake up that these people WE PAY are NO BETTER than any one else . WAKE UP AMERICA and get off your ASS and see if you can HANDLE your life by yourself and quite CRYING for help ever time something happens . If AMERICA starts handleing there own life without crying about everything maybe the POWERS THAT BE will see maybe there not so needed after all and we might find using them for the purpose they were created for SERIOUS CRIMES .
Sharac

Eureka, MO

#37 Oct 10, 2010
I can't count the number of times that police cars have sped past me with no lights or sirens going. I usually drive at most 5 mph over the speed limit and police go past me like bullets. Yet no one stops them and gives them tickets for speeding? Something is very wrong with this picture.
LetErRip

Imperial, MO

#39 Oct 10, 2010
popo wrote:
This article makes me sick. Not because of the Police speeding but because of all the people on here who will start bashing on the police. You all have absolutely no idea what it takes to be a Police Officer, much less in a city like St. Louis. With regards to the video, it clearly shows they were driving with the flow of the traffic. There also were no workers present which means the construction zone speed limits do not have to be enforced. Also the people making the video were driving just as fast. I thinks its ashame at the microscope that the Police are put under these days. The people who made this video even went to the extent of following the police to their destination. Am I the only one who is disgusted by these liberals. I beg any one of you who is on here talking bad about the police to last 2 days as a Police Officer. I'm so sick of the media only covering storys that make the police look bad. Whens the last time you saw an article on here about the police going to schools in their off time to read to kids or putting on charities in their time off. The liberal media these days is terrible. What is this country coming to?
I don't disagree w/some of your comments, but understand that the police are under a microscope because they are officers of the law and hence, are expected to obey the laws that they are trying to protect. They are also public servants being paid by our tax dollars, so it comes with the territory that their actions are scrutinized. I must add that I know multiple cops and I have never known any of them to go read to kids or do any charitable work on their off time. Never. This is probably why you often don't hear those kinds of stories. The public's general perception of the police as grandiose jerks who think they are above the law come not just from the media, it comes from what we all witness and experience on a regular basis. Like I said, I know several cops and have met several others through them, and unfortunately nearly every single one of them only solidified that negative perception for me. Have you ever been to Guns N Hoses the night before thanksgiving and witnessed all the cops standing around smoking in the concession area? It is literally a smoke-filled haze. When I asked a staff person about this, she responded, "anything goes at GnH. It's a cop event. We have to just look the other way". Nevermind that smoking in the venue is against the law. Nevermind that they might want to set an example. They are cops and are going to do whatever they damn well please, and their egos are so fat that they will even flaunt it while doing it.
vet

Mattoon, IL

#40 Oct 10, 2010
citizen arrest-citizen arrest
bill

Kansas City, MO

#41 Oct 11, 2010
Pretty atypical, STLMPD is basically a legalized gang!!!

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