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EvanADV 07-01-2013 10:46 AM

Text and ride? Cops do it in Tempe!
 
Just saw this posted and had to share.

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/22...g-while-riding

http://www.relevantmagazine.com/site...?itok=IxkQcRm5

Bill Harris 07-01-2013 11:13 AM

The Newsblip is right, no "cell phone/texting" laws in Arizona (unless you're a school bus driver). And apparently doing 80 in traffic is OK, too. Sets a bad example.

Maybe I am turning curmudgeonly, but the only times I approach 80mph is on the out-of-town stretches of limited access Interstate highway, and even then I'm on alert because I am traveling at high speed.

--Bill

DADODIRT 07-01-2013 11:35 AM

Bill, Have you ever ridden around Tempe/Tucson.
Go 80 or you're gonna get run off the road.:eek1

I'm not siding with the texting cop, just sayin'.

concours 07-01-2013 02:28 PM

Of COURSE they do... because they are smarter and have better driving/riding skills than all the rest of us. :huh Laptop PC's too.

feathered 07-01-2013 04:08 PM

When it comes to traffic, cops seem to do whatever the fuck they want, whenever the fuck they want. It doesn't matter if they're in a car or on a motorcycle or on their feet.

It would be nice to flash my lights and roll through an intersection instead of waiting.

joexr 07-01-2013 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feathered (Post 21767650)
When it comes to traffic, cops seem to do whatever the fuck they want, whenever the fuck they want. It doesn't matter if they're in a car or on a motorcycle or on their feet.

It would be nice to flash my lights and roll through an intersection instead of waiting.

They're entitled. [ To fresh donuts. ] :lol3

k-moe 07-01-2013 10:26 PM

"While the officer did not break any law, the department says it has policies specifically banning their officers from texting while operating police vehicles."
Too bad we can't have that here. Kansas has laws that specifically allow officers to be able to text while operating motor vehicles. :asshat

Rockmuncher 07-02-2013 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joexr (Post 21769193)
They're entitled. [ To fresh donuts. ] :lol3

One day i saw 2 cop cars with full lights and sirens hauling ass doing about 130km/h on a 50 km/h street in town. I watched them pull into the Tim hortons (donut shop) for their break. Douce bags.

SteelJM1 07-02-2013 07:17 AM

Did they look like this?

http://www.forafewmoviesmore.com/wp-...STroopers2.jpg

Tor 07-02-2013 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feathered (Post 21767650)
When it comes to traffic, cops seem to do whatever the fuck they want, whenever the fuck they want. It doesn't matter if they're in a car or on a motorcycle or on their feet.

It would be nice to flash my lights and roll through an intersection instead of waiting.

Which is why I hate the bastards with a passion :deal

bv11 07-02-2013 10:38 AM

So this guy gets disciplined for doing something that isn't illegal, that anyone who posted in this thread could do without consequence, and everyone lines up to bitch that the police can do whatever they want?

Skooter 07-02-2013 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by bv11 (Post 21773818)
So this guy gets disciplined for doing something that isn't illegal, that anyone who posted in this thread could do without consequence, and everyone lines up to bitch that the police can do whatever they want?

Probably has something to do with the tax money in their paychecks. Wild guess.

EvanADV 07-02-2013 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bv11 (Post 21773818)
So this guy gets disciplined for doing something that isn't illegal, that anyone who posted in this thread could do without consequence, and everyone lines up to bitch that the police can do whatever they want?

Believe it or not I didn't post the article/photo in hopes of starting a police-bashing session. My father, grandfather, and uncle have all had careers in law enforcement. I've met cops that are great stand up guys that everyone here would love, and others that live up to the negative reputation they've earned as a people group. It would appear this fellow falls into the latter category based on the story.

When you enter into a career of public service, you enter into a higher level of public scrutiny. You're in a position of authority and you are paid from tax dollars. People are watching you and waiting for you to screw up. And now, almost everyone of them is armed with a camera at all times (smartphones). Doing something stupid like this, legal or not, is, well, stupid. What he was doing was endangering the lives of others and his own. The fact that he was caught on camera and it went public has probably already contributed to the saving of lives across the country.

As for being disciplined, the statemnt from his department states he was violating specific policies that prohibit texting while operating police vehicles. That's pretty clear cut to me.

little foot 07-02-2013 01:00 PM

http://media.social.msn.com/images/b...0Ban%20Map.jpg

khager 07-02-2013 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joexr (Post 21769193)
They're entitled. [ To fresh donuts. ] :lol3


Just wait until the Hot Now neon sign lights up at the local Krispy Kreme! Better get out of their way!:lol3:lol3:lol3


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