Why are the police allowed to break traffic laws?

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concerned citizen

Gonzales, LA

#1 Mar 3, 2006
Every day I watch the police break petty traffic laws in non-emergency situations. I watch them break the speed limit, run intersections both marked and unmarked, park illegaly, and recently vandalizing the median in front of my apartment by driving accross it. Allowing the authorities to get away with breaking the law is the very definition of corruption.
An emergency situation is an entirely different story and is easily identified by the flashing lights on top of the police car.
I am withholding my name due to harrassment concerns, but I am at my wits end and don't know what else to do.
JIMMY

Metairie, LA

#2 Nov 3, 2006
I hate it when I see a cop turn his lights on to get around cars at a traffic light and then when he's thru the intersection turn them off. As far as speeding goes, if a cop is ever in front of me and is speeding, I will be close behind. Never been pulled over for it and if I ever am I will argue and say he should have been setting an example by not speeding. hopefully it will work, probably will just piss him off.
LPP

United States

#3 Jun 29, 2007
Having been a police officer, I can offer up a possible explanation for what you think you see when they turn their light on then soon turn them off. Often times officers are dispatched to a fight or some other type of emergency call that requires them to turn on their lights and head towards the call. Other officers are also responding and often show up and cancel other units or get the situation under control and let other units know that they are no longer needed. Not making excuses, because there are always some bad apples in the bunch..........but most officers I've ever worked with are top notch and act appropriately, normal citizens don't always know the whole situation for the actions that they see.

“UDntKnowMe”

Since: May 07

AOL

#5 Nov 5, 2007
Yea u would say that wouldn't u?
toodambad

United States

#6 Mar 8, 2008
they're not.
tamron

Fishers, IN

#7 Jan 14, 2009
i agree that sometimes citizens dont know the whole situation but when i see a cop pull up to a red light, slow down then turn on his lights and go through at three traffic lights in a row then pull into the mcdonalds drive through.. IM PISSED.
buzznolan

United States

#8 Mar 27, 2009
buzznolan

United States

#9 Mar 27, 2009
Corpus Christi police offer excuse for speeding through San Antonio.

http://www.sanantoniolightning.com/corpus.htm...

If you enforce the law you obey the law. If not, you are not fit for duty.
buzznolan

United States

#10 Mar 27, 2009
LPP wrote:
Having been a police officer, I can offer up a possible explanation for what you think you see when they turn their light on then soon turn them off. Often times officers are dispatched to a fight or some other type of emergency call that requires them to turn on their lights and head towards the call. Other officers are also responding and often show up and cancel other units or get the situation under control and let other units know that they are no longer needed. Not making excuses, because there are always some bad apples in the bunch..........but most officers I've ever worked with are top notch and act appropriately, normal citizens don't always know the whole situation for the actions that they see.
http://www.sanantoniolightning.com/corpus.htm...
Mee

Lithia, FL

#11 Apr 12, 2009
If your fellow officer was under fire, and has a chance of dying, wouldn't you speed up to help?
guy

Freedom, PA

#12 Jul 4, 2009
Mee wrote:
If your fellow officer was under fire, and has a chance of dying, wouldn't you speed up to help?
Yeah, and I'd have my lights on.
Larry Stewart

San Antonio, TX

#13 Aug 12, 2009
concerned citizen wrote:
Every day I watch the police break petty traffic laws in non-emergency situations. I watch them break the speed limit, run intersections both marked and unmarked, park illegaly, and recently vandalizing the median in front of my apartment by driving accross it. Allowing the authorities to get away with breaking the law is the very definition of corruption.
An emergency situation is an entirely different story and is easily identified by the flashing lights on top of the police car.
I am withholding my name due to harrassment concerns, but I am at my wits end and don't know what else to do.
See http://www.youtube.com/user/buzznolan then Google "Corpus Cops Speed Through San Antonio"
Larry Stewart

San Antonio, TX

#14 Aug 12, 2009
buzznolan wrote:
Un fortunately he had been to SA for a funeral and wanted to get back to work. I will paste that to my dash so I can use it as an excuse if I get stopped. Fat chance his excuse will work for anyone else. With a camera in every car these days, nonsense will likely be recorded. Just expect of yourself what you expect of the rest of us.
Larry Stewart

San Antonio, TX

#15 Aug 12, 2009
guy wrote:
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Yeah, and I'd have my lights on.
If if's and buts were candy and nuts, it would always be Christmas. He was on his way home from a funeral.
concerned citizen

Sacramento, CA

#16 Jan 13, 2010
having been recently arrested for a DUI charge that they have better be throwing out because i blew a 0.00, but had less than a gram of cannabis in my backpack on my passenger seat(which i had not smoked for at least 5 hours)- my big question is this: was the officer within his legal rights to drive in extreme excess of 100 mph in both 65mph and 55mph zones when he was just driving me to different police stations and the hospital?
i suffer from extreme panic attacks and social anxiety and had a newly(my 6th refill)prescribed bottle of alprazalam which i had not consumed for at least 12 hours also in my backpack- i have still not recieved it back- is this just perfectly legal as well?
what are the steps i need to take to get this officer either some time off to think about his actions, or at least some penalty against him?
concerned citizen

Sacramento, CA

#17 Jan 13, 2010
one important thing i would like to add: he did not have his lights turned on at any time whatsoever.
LA_Citizen_and_h ate_it

Corona, CA

#18 Feb 12, 2010
Turn signals? Why don't they use their turn signals? Or are they part of the whole dumbing down of LA people that do not have any sense what so ever as to how to drive? I am losing my patience with LA drivers and their hight and mighty attitude that they own the road. NWO is coming.

“Changed screen name 2 Stedenko”

Since: Nov 08

Hermosa Beach, CA

#19 Feb 14, 2010
buzznolan wrote:
Corpus Christi police offer excuse for speeding through San Antonio.

If you enforce the law you obey the law. If not, you are not fit for duty.
80 MPH really isn't as big a deal as you make it to be. If he was going 100 weaving in and out of traffic it would be different. But I don't think you'll get a lot of interest in this.
cajun183

Schertz, TX

#20 Feb 25, 2010
LA_Citizen_and_hate_it wrote:
Turn signals? Why don't they use their turn signals? Or are they part of the whole dumbing down of LA people that do not have any sense what so ever as to how to drive? I am losing my patience with LA drivers and their hight and mighty attitude that they own the road. NWO is coming.
--I hope by LA you mean Lost Angels CALIF.
cajun183

Schertz, TX

#21 Feb 25, 2010
Surely by LA you mean Lost Angels CA??!!

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