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Old 03-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Rear ended by a cop

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http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...d-im-at-fault/

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Old 03-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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Bet you he was on his phone. I see that ALL time.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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nice, so braking for things in front of you is against the law and inattentive driving is not? And riding in your lane (between the lines) is not ok if it is not perfectly centered? The officer was doing a pretty good job of making it up as he went (not).
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:49 PM   #4
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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Thats it?

This thing has been spreading like wildfire on several forums, but I just now watched the video.

Talk about an anti climax,
What a bunch of nothing, from all the hand scrubbing and outrage you'd think the cop committed some crime against humanity.

Yeah, the cop was kinda rude and unprofessional, but other than that it was a total non event.

Getting the courts and media involved? Get over it for crying out loud.

Waaaaa...........he hurt my feelings.....I'm telling.....
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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The cop caused an accident, albeit a small one.

He then used his power to intimidate a citizen into not reporting the incident and going on his way when he was in the wrong.

While no one was hurt, it saddens me that more people are not upset at the abuse of power. The government is here to serve the productive tax payers.

Police are the janitors of human waste, they should not play god and should not intimidate, injure, or threaten the innocent.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:15 AM   #7
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WTF? :

I am mostly with the "this is a nothing thing" crowd.

But Jesus H. Christ, why do a very small, select few cops go so far out of their way to be dicks.

It would have been so much easier to ask the rider if he's OK, apologize and get on your way.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:58 AM   #8
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The bike almost for sure had damage and I imagine the rider was sore. The cop was totally out of line and knew he was in the wrong. The right thing to do was for him to call his supervisor and the supervisor get an outside agency to investigate. There was a car acting like it was pulling over with it's signal on. I would have been slowing down in that situation too. The rider didn't slam on his brakes.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:05 AM   #9
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The bike almost for sure had damage and I imagine the rider was sore. The cop was totally out of line and knew he was in the wrong. The right thing to do was for him to call his supervisor and the supervisor get an outside agency to investigate. There was a car acting like it was pulling over with it's signal on. I would have been slowing down in that situation too. The rider didn't slam on his brakes.
Im with you on that one. Yes, it was basically a non event. But the fact that the cop knew he fucked up and just used his badge to bully his way through it is bullshit. He should have enough integrity to realize his mistake instead of blaming it on someone else.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #10
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:22 PM   #11
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The way I see it....

It seemed like the moto didn't at first see the car, accelerated, saw the car and braked fairly hard. Anyways, he seemed slightly erratic.

The cop was not paying attention and hit him from behind. NBD, accidents happen.

The cop, obviously startled, loses his cool and goes ape shit on the moto. If he can't remain calm in a fender bender, I think he needs to revisit his training. He is obviously out of control as indicated by his uncontrollable swearing. The moto was smart to try and diffuse the tension and get out of there. I don't blame him for fearing for his safety.

The cop acted like a total pig. He needs to prove he can change his behavior or resign for the good of the force and public. The moto should definitely report the incident to the authorities. If a cop can't handle that calmly, it seems as though he's in no position to handle himself correctly in a more threatening emergency.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #12
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I would asked him to write me those tickets while I called the state cops
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #13
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The officer needs to be made to consider a career change. He wasn't even aware that he was being video'd.

So... what is a good helmetcam? Not fancy, just basic and reliable?

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #14
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The cop was aware that he was being recorded, at 1:41 he states
"gettin' this on film? Cause I am." His arrogance is the most disgusting
part of his behavior. The cop was changing lanes, merging behind the
bike, and did not expect the rider to come to a stop, an easy mistake
to make, but still a mistake. I get the impression that the cop expected
the rider to be aggressive, cut the merging car off, and close the gap.
Instead, he was riding conservatively and being polite to another driver.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #15
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The cop was aware that he was being recorded, at 1:41 he states
"gettin' this on film? Cause I am." His arrogance is the most disgusting
part of his behavior. The cop was changing lanes, merging behind the
bike, and did not expect the rider to come to a stop, an easy mistake
to make, but still a mistake. I get the impression that the cop expected
the rider to be aggressive, cut the merging car off, and close the gap.
Instead, he was riding conservatively and being polite to another driver.
That's how I see it
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