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mississippi highway patrol on hwy 25: are they above the law?

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MSUGUY

United States

#1 Aug 1, 2008
WHY IS IT THAT YOU CAN BE DRIVING ALONG ON HWY 25 OVER THE LIMIT A FEW MILES AND YOU GET PULLED OVER AND WRITTEN A SPEEDING TICKET WHICH IS GOING TO COST YOU AROUND 200 BUCKS NOW SINCE THE STATE RAISED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR A TICKET NOW.....BUT WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING HERE THEY COME WIDE OPEN...NO SIREN....NO LIGHTS...USUALLY TALKING ON A CELL PHONE OR WINDOWS SO BLACKED OUT YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE TROOPER...AND THEY'RE DRIVING WIDE OPEN.....NEARLY BLOW YOU OFF THE ROAD WHEN THEY PASS BY YOU....AND YOU NEVER SEE A WRECK AHEAD....WHO'S ABOVE THE LAW????
Fish Bait

United States

#2 Aug 1, 2008
That's everywhere bro! I got behind a trooper not long ago and i had to drive 100 to keep up with him. I kept up with him for about 10 miles and he run off and left me. About 5 minutes later I found him....he had driven ahead and parked and turned his car around to catch me...HA HA...I had slowed down! WHY WAS HE WIDE OPEN? HE WASN'T GOING TO A WRECK! HE WAS SEEING HOW MANY WOULD FOLLOW HIM GOING FAST WHERE HE COULD TURN AROUND AND CATCH THEM!
LJackson

United States

#3 Aug 5, 2008
The trooper on hwy 25 and hwy 35 are real about speeding you can't go over the speed limit in carthage or anywhere in Leake county so set you cruse control on the speed limit or pay the ticket
Ethics

Starkville, MS

#4 Aug 11, 2008
Where is the cop's cop when needed? Its our tax dollars they are burning up running like this not to mention the danger they put other citizens in. An unmarked, non crown victoria, should start clocking them, then radio the district office they are making a stop on a marked unit and the officer issued a citation unless responding to an emergency call in which case lights should be on, siren on, or at minimum emergency hazzard lights on if speeding for an incident where lights &/or siren may draw too much attention.
Ethics

Starkville, MS

#5 Aug 11, 2008
Wouldn't this be the perfect job to have--catching the catchers that are being bad & giving the rest of law enforcement a bad name?
USACHICK

United States

#6 Sep 20, 2008
Why do you worry about what everyone else is doing? Just obey the law and you won't have to worry about getting a ticket. You think you know everything but you are not in their shoes and have no idea what is REALLY going on. By the way, law enforcement transports dignitaries so that is why they have such dark windows. Once again, you don't have all the facts and are getting bent out of shape for nothing. Mind your own business and you will be much better off.
wife

Canton, MS

#7 Oct 31, 2008
For everyone that is crying about the highway patrol drive on the highways you can do the same for the very small price of 20 weeks of hell.
MHP C30

Brandon, MS

#8 Nov 21, 2008
That's right, 20 weeks of pain for a lifetime of pride! I'm a Mississippi State Trooper and I can tell you a lot of times the reason we don't run lights and siren is because of driver's that freak out and don't know what to do when they see an emergency vehicle. More times than a few, drivers simply stop in the middle of the road when they see those blue lights coming. If you don't believe me, ride with a Trooper, you'll see! It's a lot easier getting where you have to go without running your lights if you can help it.
Windows are blacked out because law enforcement vehicles are exempt from the tint law. It also provides us with a little bit of cover in case we are targeted by some individual that might want to cause us harm. Believe it or not, we have to wear a bullet proof vest to work everyday, because their are people out there would love to kill one of us. So while you guys are sitting back in your office chairs, complaining about how Troopers drive or that you got stopped and ticketed for driving fast, we'll be out there keeping YOUR highways safe from drunks, reckless drivers and drug runners. So feel free to criticize us as much as you want, we will still be out there, day in and day out, serving the public. By the way, I work Hwy 25, maybe I'll see you out there one day.
be polite

Mississippi State, MS

#9 Nov 21, 2008
Have been stopped before for going a few miles over. I think it all depends on your attitude with the officer. Some will give you a break if you don't cop an attitude with them. They are just doing there job which I don't think I would do. Too dangerous now a days.
Kevin

Mobile, AL

#10 Dec 3, 2008
This is adressed to the last two postings. Don't judge until you've been there. I put 15 years on the streets as a cop, in different types of departments. One thing is always true about the people you serve; most don't understand what is happening inside the patrol car and would rather bitch about it than find out the truth. I will not say that all cops are good or that good cops make sound judgments all the time; I do know that cops have to walk a very thin line between responce time and how fast they drive to calls. There are many possible outcomes for each way to handle the call. When trying to stop a car, turning your lights on to soon could create a pusuit. Running the siren to close to a call could instill panick (depending on the call). I have numerous calls requiring quick responce time but not lights and siren, yet getting close to the call, it was picked up by some other officer or it was cancelled. To the unknowing it simply looks like I was just driving for fast the heck of it. Also, consider that cops get professional driving training that is well beyond drivers ed. Most departments require yearly refreser driving training. And why is it an issue that their windows are blacked out???? I would have loved to have blacked out windows, it makes it harder for the bad guys to locate you. I know your not the bad guy; but we don't know that! In 2005 about half of officers that died in the line of duty died o traffic stops. And my last point is guys you dont know the law or how to do my job better that me. Everyone thinks they do; but if I walkd into my bank and told the bank president how to run the bank I would probaly be commited. FIND OUT BEORE YOU JUDGE.
MSUGUY wrote:
WHY IS IT THAT YOU CAN BE DRIVING ALONG ON HWY 25 OVER THE LIMIT A FEW MILES AND YOU GET PULLED OVER AND WRITTEN A SPEEDING TICKET WHICH IS GOING TO COST YOU AROUND 200 BUCKS NOW SINCE THE STATE RAISED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR A TICKET NOW.....BUT WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING HERE THEY COME WIDE OPEN...NO SIREN....NO LIGHTS...USUALLY TALKING ON A CELL PHONE OR WINDOWS SO BLACKED OUT YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE THE TROOPER...AND THEY'RE DRIVING WIDE OPEN.....NEARLY BLOW YOU OFF THE ROAD WHEN THEY PASS BY YOU....AND YOU NEVER SEE A WRECK AHEAD....WHO'S ABOVE THE LAW????
Motorist

Jackson, MS

#11 Dec 3, 2008
With regard to being polite or not catching an attitude with Patrolmen, that dosen't always work. I was on I-55 and received a ticket for not moving over to the other lane while an emergency vehichle was pulled over with another vehichle. Although no one was out of their vehichle or anything like that, I did break my speed and proceeded with caution. I've always known that it is common courtesy to move over but did not know that the law requires you to do so. I apologized for it and honeslty told the officer that I didn't know the law required motorist to move over.
Any way, he still gave me the tracffic violation ticket and later told me that if I knew of any Lawman, to have them call him and he would pull the ticket and not turn it in. Now what kind of sense does that make?

I don't understand, If it's the law, it's the law, but to give me the ticket and then tell me to get in touch with any Lawman that I know of and have them to call him to dismiss the ticket, that's kind of crazy in my opinion. However, MHP C30 can you help?:o)
Motorist

Jackson, MS

#12 Dec 3, 2008
I forgot to mention the ticket was given on Thanksgiving Morning while I was traveling out of town to visit my family whom I hadn't seen for at least half a year. That's the part that is most frustrating to me. I mean really!
bounty hunter

United States

#13 Dec 4, 2008
twice in the last 3 years ive been givein a ticket by the mhp once by d troop attala county and once by neshoba county mhp both times i was 10 miles per hour over but heres my problem i had arrest warrents for bail jumpers /wanted fugitives they said it didnt matter i had to drive the speed limit even if i had a hot tip and mite lose the guy if i didnt hurry unlike a law officer and i got lot respect for all of them specily KPD and ACSO they treat my job with respect i put my life on the ine to sometimes no or little back up i can cross city , county and state lines and kick a door with out a warrent and in not required to work a shift i can make my scedule fit the bad guys i mean come on im drivein a crown vic with a cage i got a warrent in my hand im wearing a vest a gun and gear so its easy to tell im on the same side the mhp is ican say its not all of them tho some are real nice and wave when they see me they send the bail bond biz a lot work to its just a very few that could weigh it out a lil better before they right the ticket kind puts a bummer on it when your gettin a ticket while your catchin bad guys
Disgruntled

United States

#14 Dec 7, 2008
I agree with this completely. How can they have the respect of the people they are sworn to protect when they do the same things only worse?

Like strict liability tint law for example, they are exempt for protection purposes? What about the rest of us?

If we are limited to a certain % then they should be as well. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

Factory tinted windows are darker than legal so I suppose that makes the vehicle illegal in the state of MS. What about the 14th amendment that provides full faith and credit between the states. Doesn't MS's tint law violate that?

Does it truly then make them above the law?
nymiss

United States

#15 Dec 12, 2008
The statement that police in Mississippi don't abuse the traffic laws is a lie. I have been the vehicle of a friend of a friend and He switched on the lights on Lakeland to pass a car. They were going the speed limit. And the general abuse of the law is the motto of some of the reserve hind county sheriff’s deputies. They join to "carry guns, speed, the beat the cramp out of N****** at the state fair.
HogansGoat

Hutchinson, MN

#16 Dec 17, 2008
I hate that COP "I'm A Hero and I'm in Authority" mentality. Some of them are brainwashed into thinking we are all idiots. The bottom line is if you are not heading to an emergency you shouldn't be speeding. I used to make the HWY 25 drive between Starkville and Jackson 5 days a week. EVERY FRIDAY morning I'd get bombarded by maniac troopers driving well over a hundred miles per hour, sometimes five or six of them running together. I'd have my cruise set on 70 and they would literally pass me like I was sitting still. I assume they have some kind of meeting in Jackson and are all running late. That excuse has never worked for me.
HaHa

Brandon, MS

#17 Dec 19, 2008
All of you titty babies make me laugh. Suck it up and dont worry about what that State Trooper is doing.
BennettsT0730

Slidell, LA

#18 Jan 2, 2009
Notice nobody has anything to say after that. He's right and everybody knows it. Good for you, officer.
bill

Raymond, MS

#19 Feb 11, 2009
USACHICK wrote:
Why do you worry about what everyone else is doing? Just obey the law and you won't have to worry about getting a ticket. You think you know everything but you are not in their shoes and have no idea what is REALLY going on. By the way, law enforcement transports dignitaries so that is why they have such dark windows. Once again, you don't have all the facts and are getting bent out of shape for nothing. Mind your own business and you will be much better off.
well we have a new kid on the block he seeds qutie reguler he was also one of the many that chased a ford tarus 20 miles only to run them into an intersection in corinth mississippi and killed a family over some cds shop lifted in al. i can catch a tarus with about anything i own. how he got his job is beyond undrstandinso give me a good reason they speed and thats allright thank you
bill

Raymond, MS

#20 Feb 11, 2009
i do not think patrollman should speed when not in pursuit. i know one i do not see how he got his job.him and some more fine officers chased a ford taurus 20 miles and run them through a intersection and killed a family. but the girls yes kids lived. i can catch a taurus with about anything i drive. some of them are just too lazy too get a job.writing tickets is a good job for a woman.it is just paperwork.respect is somthing you have to earn you want to write some one a ticket then do not speed yourself thank you

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