Operation DRIFT: Street Racing Bust I...

Operation DRIFT: Street Racing Bust In High Point

There are 46 comments on the WFMY 2 Greensboro story from Nov 22, 2008, titled Operation DRIFT: Street Racing Bust In High Point. In it, WFMY 2 Greensboro reports that:

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andy thomas

High Point, NC

#1 Nov 23, 2008
this is so stupid and a waste of time no one has gotten hurt or anything this is just cause shp is bored and they wanted to get the state some cash
screw you cops
Jumping Jack

Greensboro, NC

#2 Nov 23, 2008
andy thomas wrote:
this is so stupid and a waste of time no one has gotten hurt or anything this is just cause shp is bored and they wanted to get the state some cash
screw you cops
That is a ignorant post. It's against the law and with so many drag strips around why risk it. I'd hate to lose my wife or kid to someone thinking they are cool by street racing. Nothing but a bunch of clowns trying to act like a hero. Look, Piedmont will let folks make passes and bet on it, they will also pump it up for you if it's for a good bit of cash, so it can't be about that.
gopolice

Burlingame, CA

#3 Nov 23, 2008
Street racing is just dangerous since anything can happen such as a car pull out in front of racers or a car could go out of control with that speed.

I think Andy's comment is just out of line. Drag racing should be just done on the drag strip where it is 'safer'. I'm sure Andy just doesn't see the danger since he now has to find something else to do on Saturday night.
Brakez

Greensboro, NC

#4 Nov 23, 2008
these cops are ignorant anyway. Who gives a **** about busting street racers. These cops are just pussys to scared to go bust drug dealers, or big time criminals so they concentrate on the little crimes like a seat belt ticket, or a 56 in a 55. I just think our tax money could be used for something a little better than this. Plus on top of that at midnight there might be MAYBE one car on the whole freaking highway in the regions these small time street racers race and im saying MAYBE! But i guess it dont really matter because there never gunna catch us ballers anyways all they gunna catch is the small guys. They done put in too much investigation and not enough action so this **** has gotten alot more organized than they could ever imagine.
Brakez

Greensboro, NC

#5 Nov 23, 2008
High point isnt the place to race anymore all they really do there is cruise the streets at night. There are 3 other main spots code named that i can guarantee they will never find. These spots are invitation only and everyone knows everyone. So troopers you can get all the little "white v6 mustangs, all the blue or white or silver monte carlos, all the old black explorers, or even the blue old mustangs" ya want. your never gunna catch us. Another little secret is... we even got some of you on our side....hahahahahaha. So poke your nose all ya want because you cant stop the unstopable. This has been going on for more than 30 years.. but good luck. Dumba**'s
andy

High Point, NC

#6 Nov 23, 2008
haha guys its funny when yall know nothin about street racing or imports. when you wanna go hang with your friends and show your car off, you dont go to the drag strip. its not fun at all. its an adrenaline rush when you street race.
and i agree with brakez he has a good point cause the SHP is never gonna stop us all
you might catch 32 racers but your never gonna catch the supercharged mustangs and the big boys
even with the cops lil radio
GOOD LUCK PIGGIES!!!! hahahahahha
jdm

Burlington, NC

#7 Nov 23, 2008
this whole thing is bullshit.. COPS get a life wry about other shit then us. fu** off
andy

High Point, NC

#8 Nov 23, 2008
hell yeah!!!!
this is a whole bunch of bull****
cops just get a dag um life
my best friends car is impounded right now along with a couple other friends
get a life cops and give us our cars back
Brakez

Greensboro, NC

#10 Nov 23, 2008
Oh and the dude above named "gopolice" how bout changing your name "gofucyourself". More people were probably killed jacking off last year, than were killed racing on 311 in the last 30 yrs.
Jumping Jack

Greensboro, NC

#11 Nov 24, 2008
Hey Clowns, so these guys are not for real.



If you got a fast car and some cash, make it work for you. Y'all actually think you are something, don't ya.
andy

High Point, NC

#12 Nov 24, 2008
hahah jumpin jack go f*** yourself you would never even be close to us. thats drag racing it aint got no turns or anything
thats nothin
anybody can let of the brake and hit the gas and go straight
so go on somewhere before you get ur feelings hurt.
and come play in the big boys sand box when u get your pampers off
Mr Turbo

Clemmons, NC

#13 Nov 24, 2008
Yeah, this is really stupid. Does it really take a several month undercover investigation, confidential informants wearing hidden video cameras, and about 3 branches of law enforcement to crack down on a few street racers? Do you know how much drug trafficking went down while all of that was going on? What probably happened was one of the snot nose teenagers kept getting his tail spanked by faster cars so he ratted them all out. Iím sure the confidential informant had no other motive than public safety. If it's such a problem why didnít they start patrolling the area better? They got to go waste a bunch of tax payers money to convict a dozen kids on misdemeanor charges and maybe impound one or 2 cars.

I bet they ran straight to the media with this story. The cops really like beating off to stuff like this. They love to do the whole "we're saving lives by cracking down" BS. Then you see them going about 100 mph down the expressway so they can go meet up with their other cop buddy's for lunch.

I really loved a comment one trooper made about his new V8 Dodge Charger. A he told one of my buddies "now we have something to catch up with sport bikes." Another friend of mine is related to a sheriff, the sheriff was told by a trooper that he would intentionally wreck a sport bike if they tried to run from him. The truth is they love to chase things and go fast themselves, but they have the law on their side to justify it. If they hit someone going 150 mph trying to catch a speeder then it was in the name of justice.

There are too many of cops and too much time on their hands. Yet Iím sure you can easily find a dozen streets in every city in NC where you can buy anything you want drug, prostitute, and gun related. Then you got places not so far away that are now loaded with gang activity and nothing seems to be getting done.
Mr Turbo

Clemmons, NC

#14 Nov 24, 2008
One other comment for you "gopolice" for what you said about where you put quotes on 'safer' when refering to the drag strip. Just because you go fast doesn't mean you are any less 'safer' than you are with half of the idiots out on the road. Like women who are putting on makeup in the mirror while driving, run a red light, and kill somebody. Or people talking on cell phones and run someone in the other lane off the road. Or riding someones tail and rear end the car in front of them. Or just not paying attention and pull out in front of someone.

I've gone 188 mph on a motorcycle legally at land speed and feel 'safer' doing that than I do riding on the road. I was doing 35 mph minding my own business when a SUV pulled out in front of me and sent me to the ER. My sholder and knee still bother me and it's been years. Now every time I see a car at a driveway or intersection I'm just waiting to get hit again.

I know people who have street raced. I myself and friend go to the drag strip. I can't count a single person who's been involved in a wreck in any form of racing. I can count a hand full who have been hit or had very near misses by other vehicles while driving legally.
andy

High Point, NC

#15 Nov 24, 2008
mr turbo has put a very good point out
these cops are just wasting time and money like they always do
its pretty much the same amout of risk when your driving down the road at 60 opposed to 100 its pretty much the same.
i actually feel safer at night goin a 120 in my mustang then i do when im going 65 down the highway at anytime of they day.
thank you mr turbo!
Jumping Jack

High Point, NC

#16 Nov 24, 2008
LMAO I'm guessing y'all 2 fellas are between 17 and 22. It shows also. Keeping you mouth closed and letting folks think you are an idiot is alot better than opening your mouth and removing any doubt. Morons
Mr Turbo

Clemmons, NC

#17 Nov 24, 2008
I'm 29 actually. Don't think you should be street racing and I don't do it myself, but what a waste of manpower and OUR MONEY. Let your car or home get broken into and see how much manpower gets put into getting your stuff back. They type up a report, stick some numbers in a database, and then it's forgotten.

Have you read a full news story on this? I mean they got Alcohol Law Enforcement agents involved in this, what the heck do they have to do with street racing? Have you seen pictures of the cars being searched after seizure. There's about 12 officers standing around looking into the trunk of a car. Does it really take that many people to search one car?
Mr Turbo

Clemmons, NC

#18 Nov 24, 2008
Busting "real" criminals doesn't bring in a dime, it only cost them money. Tickets, fines, and auctioning off seized goods does bring in money.
Brakez

Greensboro, NC

#19 Nov 24, 2008
ok jumping jack is a moron... Ok.. let.. me... slow.. this .. down.. for.. you.., Our.. point.. is.., They... could.. be.. spending... their... manpower.. doing... something... alot.. more... productive... Than.. spending... months... on ... trying... to... bust... midnight...street... racers. This... is... the ... point.. we... are ... trying.. to.. make! Did you get all that; or did the dots throw you off?
Brakez

Greensboro, NC

#20 Nov 24, 2008
But like i said them troopers cant catch us. The city cops top out at 130 and troopers top out at 140. I drive a wrx and i outran a motorcycle cop easily. Get real! Personally i think if they really want to get anywhere with catching street racers or people running from the cops they should invest in better cars. Sure the v8 chargers have alot of horsepower but they weigh as much as a tank. Say for instance they all had wrx's. Just as much trunk room, saves a heck of alot more gas than that v8 gas guzzler, four-door, alot lighter, quicker, and its all wheel drive. So it has everything a 5000 pound cruiser has plus more. Theres not alot that a wrx cant catch, but theres a heck of alot that them crown vics cant catch.
Jumping Jack

Greensboro, NC

#21 Nov 24, 2008
Hey Brakez, you claim that street racing is not hurting anyone, correct? What if one of your family members was pulling out of there driveway and was hit by someone street racing and it took their life. Then you would be screaming that the cops should have been on top of this and prevented it. Check out these links.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/130718...

There was a wreck because of street racers near where I live on High Point Road that killed an inocent man, don't give me that crap about it not hurting anyone. Who is going to pay for that fellas funeral, his house payments, his kids education? Go ask this guys family, his dad, mom, wife, kids, go ask them how they feel about street racing. Bunch of punks who think nothing is going to happen and no one is going to get hurt.

Brakez, you are freakin clueless, they didn't need to catch the guys by chasing them down, they were part of the click and got all of the info that they needed, hell some folks are so freaking stupid that they video and broadcast it all over the internet. They do not have to chase anyone. Y'all think you got it figured out, I did too back in my late teens and early 20's, I didn't know crap.

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