Deaths of 5 CHP officers in 2 months causing concern over traffic s...

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This undated photo released by the California Highway Patrol shows Brett Oswald, 47, of Paso Robles, who was killed Sunday June 27, 2010.

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Thank you for yor service Gentlemen. We pray for you and your families. RIP
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Jun 28, 2010
 
RIP
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think about it. It's a dismal economy and our CHP officers are forced to pull over any and everyone for the most mundane of reasons in order to issue a citation, and pay down our state's deficit. Think it's a coincidence, that so many CHP officers this year have been killed in the line of duty?
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hey CHP, how's about you not pull over every fricken person for every minor traffic violation and maybe less of you will get hurt.
I was pulled over for going 71, in a 65, on the 405. After telling the officer how ridiculous this was he finally came to the same enlightened conclusion: waste of time, not worth the trouble.

come on CHP, find another way to pay down our state's budget deficit.
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law abider wrote:
think about it. It's a dismal economy and our CHP officers are forced to pull over any and everyone for the most mundane of reasons in order to issue a citation, and pay down our state's deficit. Think it's a coincidence, that so many CHP officers this year have been killed in the line of duty?
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hey CHP, how's about you not pull over every fricken person for every minor traffic violation and maybe less of you will get hurt.
I was pulled over for going 71, in a 65, on the 405. After telling the officer how ridiculous this was he finally came to the same enlightened conclusion: waste of time, not worth the trouble.
come on CHP, find another way to pay down our state's budget deficit.
holy cow!! You are lost!! Do you want them to sit in their cars and do nothing? Not to mention do you know how some of them were killed; one in a plane crash, one in a prusuit of a stolen vehicle, at least two killed by idiot drivers passing on the right shoulder. They are out there doing the job we ask of them. We should thank them and their families for their service! Thank you CHP for everything you do for us!!
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Jun 29, 2010
 
People drive like maniacs out there. We need more CHP to control it better. They are partially responsible for not enough enforcement. Anywhere cars can find the space to go 80 mph, they go at least 80 mph. Speed kills.
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law abider wrote:
think about it. It's a dismal economy and our CHP officers are forced to pull over any and everyone for the most mundane of reasons in order to issue a citation, and pay down our state's deficit. Think it's a coincidence, that so many CHP officers this year have been killed in the line of duty?
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hey CHP, how's about you not pull over every fricken person for every minor traffic violation and maybe less of you will get hurt.
I was pulled over for going 71, in a 65, on the 405. After telling the officer how ridiculous this was he finally came to the same enlightened conclusion: waste of time, not worth the trouble.
come on CHP, find another way to pay down our state's budget deficit.
law abider? you're part of the problem and start using your blinker too. And sure you told him that. you forgot to tell us that he thanked you too ;)

you're so FOS
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Jun 29, 2010
 
seem to have anything really in common.

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Equip CHP with Hummer, tanks and armed them with .50 caliber guns.
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I was a driver in Los Angeles County for over ten years and, I saw how crazy people drove. If there was a problem getting some where fast enough, they would just go on the wrong side of the street. In this case I cannot fault the Chips. People know what the law is they just refuse to obey. The people of California need to learn that they can't drive however they want to because they have no patience.
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law abider wrote:
think about it. It's a dismal economy and our CHP officers are forced to pull over any and everyone for the most mundane of reasons in order to issue a citation, and pay down our state's deficit. Think it's a coincidence, that so many CHP officers this year have been killed in the line of duty?
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hey CHP, how's about you not pull over every fricken person for every minor traffic violation and maybe less of you will get hurt.
I was pulled over for going 71, in a 65, on the 405. After telling the officer how ridiculous this was he finally came to the same enlightened conclusion: waste of time, not worth the trouble.
come on CHP, find another way to pay down our state's budget deficit.
I wanted to judge this comment, but there was no "STUPID" choice.
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law abider wrote:
think about it. It's a dismal economy and our CHP officers are forced to pull over any and everyone for the most mundane of reasons in order to issue a citation, and pay down our state's deficit. Think it's a coincidence, that so many CHP officers this year have been killed in the line of duty?
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hey CHP, how's about you not pull over every fricken person for every minor traffic violation and maybe less of you will get hurt.
I was pulled over for going 71, in a 65, on the 405. After telling the officer how ridiculous this was he finally came to the same enlightened conclusion: waste of time, not worth the trouble.
come on CHP, find another way to pay down our state's budget deficit.
hey idiot, how about you not break laws.
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Jun 29, 2010
 
law abider wrote:
think about it. It's a dismal economy and our CHP officers are forced to pull over any and everyone for the most mundane of reasons in order to issue a citation, and pay down our state's deficit. Think it's a coincidence, that so many CHP officers this year have been killed in the line of duty?
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hey CHP, how's about you not pull over every fricken person for every minor traffic violation and maybe less of you will get hurt.
I was pulled over for going 71, in a 65, on the 405. After telling the officer how ridiculous this was he finally came to the same enlightened conclusion: waste of time, not worth the trouble.
come on CHP, find another way to pay down our state's budget deficit.
Law Abider, you're breaking the laws too. I wish they'd pull more people over who are speeding.
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law abider wrote:
think about it. It's a dismal economy and our CHP officers are forced to pull over any and everyone for the most mundane of reasons in order to issue a citation, and pay down our state's deficit. Think it's a coincidence, that so many CHP officers this year have been killed in the line of duty?
Idea:
hey CHP, how's about you not pull over every fricken person for every minor traffic violation and maybe less of you will get hurt.
I was pulled over for going 71, in a 65, on the 405. After telling the officer how ridiculous this was he finally came to the same enlightened conclusion: waste of time, not worth the trouble.
come on CHP, find another way to pay down our state's budget deficit.
I've read some of your other posts and I have to say people like you sicken me. You are the lowest of the low..

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Jun 29, 2010
 
law abider wrote:
think about it. It's a dismal economy and our CHP officers are forced to pull over any and everyone for the most mundane of reasons in order to issue a citation, and pay down our state's deficit. Think it's a coincidence, that so many CHP officers this year have been killed in the line of duty?
Idea:
hey CHP, how's about you not pull over every fricken person for every minor traffic violation and maybe less of you will get hurt.
I was pulled over for going 71, in a 65, on the 405. After telling the officer how ridiculous this was he finally came to the same enlightened conclusion: waste of time, not worth the trouble.
come on CHP, find another way to pay down our state's budget deficit.
The CHP has a force smaller than LAPD to police the entire State of Calif. highways. there are morec vehicles in this stae than in any ten states put together. The State Traffic Officers job is to police the states traffic problems. the CHP is trained to enforce "ALL" traffic laws, not just those that YOU personally think are not worth enforcing. It is a difficult job and as one can see a dangerous job. If you don't want to be stopped by LE then obey the laws and stop crying about getting a ticket. We have LE Officers who man the highways and LE Offices who man the streets. Unfortunately LE lives are at the mercy of our citizenry and that has been proven to be a poor link between what is right and what is wrong. Our citizens die every day on this country's highways and for the most part LE Officers are not there or not involved. But sadly, sometimes they are.
Alive and thankful

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Those CHP officers are heroes in my book. Last month, my sister and I were on highway 89 near Burney Falls, when her car broke down. There was no shoulder to pull onto, just a thin area of dirt and lots of trees and bushes, and that road is narrow and winding with constant fast moving semis headed for Redding. When we called AAA, the first person to arrive was a CHP guy, who risked his life guiding the big flat bed tow truck that had to park halfway out in the road to load our car while he directed traffic barreling around those curves. A scary situation! Let's appreciate these people!
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Jun 29, 2010
 
Don't ever give me a ticket again cuz you know I obey the rules and only wish I could enforce them myself. There is the classic "not paying attention" argument but I still insist that even if your on the phone legally the real distraction problem is that your breaking the law. On the freeway, signal for at least 5 seconds BEFORE you turn or decide. Also when you decide to change lanes go as slow as you possibly can, it's hard so don't act like I'm exaggerating myself. Stop tailgating, your only saving a half of a second there. As long as your not tailgating how bad could speeding be?
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law abider wrote:
think about it. It's a dismal economy and our CHP officers are forced to pull over any and everyone for the most mundane of reasons in order to issue a citation, and pay down our state's deficit. Think it's a coincidence, that so many CHP officers this year have been killed in the line of duty?
Idea:
hey CHP, how's about you not pull over every fricken person for every minor traffic violation and maybe less of you will get hurt.
I was pulled over for going 71, in a 65, on the 405. After telling the officer how ridiculous this was he finally came to the same enlightened conclusion: waste of time, not worth the trouble.
come on CHP, find another way to pay down our state's budget deficit.
5mph over the speed limit is the real absolute maximum and honest 5 mph over with nothing to deny. 5mph represents one notch over the limit, any more than that is more than one notch over. We go by 5mph increments see, how much are you really going to push it? You should have slowed a bit to show the police your paying attention. Damn, and I only give about swerving and tailgating
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Jun 29, 2010
 
Addendum to the above comment: actually don't go even 1mph over the speed limit in a school zone or where children are in a residential area. 5mph over the limit in an alley way is actually 33% over the limit. Don't do that
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abolish the chp. free california of MORE THAN ONE BILLION DOLLARS of state funds, and pay local law enforcement a little extra to learn how to patrol and ticket on the freeway. MORE THAN ONE BILLION DOLLARS, this is how much goes into paying the chp and staff. we don't need it. Pay a little extra to our local police and sheriff departments, and have them issues tickets that would benefit the local communities they serve.
it's hilarity to know that the chp's chief goal is to issue SPEEDING CITATIONS, resulting in EVEN MORE STATE REVENUE. AREN'T WE TAXED ENOUGH?
ENOUGH ALREADY!
the people don't need 7000 chp officers to police our highways. we just don't.
we praise local law-enforcement. GET LOST CHP.

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free california wrote:
abolish the chp. free california of MORE THAN ONE BILLION DOLLARS of state funds, and pay local law enforcement a little extra to learn how to patrol and ticket on the freeway. MORE THAN ONE BILLION DOLLARS, this is how much goes into paying the chp and staff. we don't need it. Pay a little extra to our local police and sheriff departments, and have them issues tickets that would benefit the local communities they serve.
it's hilarity to know that the chp's chief goal is to issue SPEEDING CITATIONS, resulting in EVEN MORE STATE REVENUE. AREN'T WE TAXED ENOUGH?
ENOUGH ALREADY!
the people don't need 7000 chp officers to police our highways. we just don't.
we praise local law-enforcement. GET LOST CHP.
I suppose that we don't need the National Guard either. Boy-oh-boy is your mind tweeked. The local PD's are already understaffed as is the LASD. If you take the officers off of the streets to police the freeways, who will watch the store??? It is the threat of getting a citation that helps very much in keeping our drivers in line and in obeyance of our traffic laws. You missed this one by more than a mile!

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