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Old 05-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #46
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BTW I am using the Waze GPS app because you can report police locations and whether or not they are hidden. The app then warns you. If they're gone you can close the report. On a long trip you can see a car work his way down the road sometimes as he stops people.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #47
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Years ago Sumiton started parking an old barely-running police cruiser in the median with a blonde female mannikin (in uniform) in the driver's seat.
I tried to find a pic of Mandy the manikin from the Front Royal Va. Police Dept. They used to sit a female manikin(Mandy) with Uniform shirt and hat in a squad car and put it in a prominent spot to slow speeders.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #48
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If your speeding, cop around or not you are already speeding and committing an offence. If they had a hot female officer in some hot clothes ask for a ride on the back of your bike and grabs your throttle to make you go faster then her coworker pulls you over and she gets off and introduces herself as a police officer. That would probably be entrapment.[/QUOTE]

Excellent example... Makes sense.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #49
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Outside of Jackson, Mississippi and a bit south, the State Police used to set up just over the crest of a big hill and bust people for 12 over the limit. They never caught truckers or old farmers who would be in 3rd gear at that point but sports cars and motorcycles that could hold their speed got bitten.

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #50
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Back in the eighties, the Connecticut State Police had some unmarked maroon Buick Regal T-Types, as well as a couple of black Grand Nationals. These were effective revenue generators, until they got slapped for entrapment - challenging people to drag races then lighting them up
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:34 AM   #51
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Back in the eighties, the Connecticut State Police had some unmarked maroon Buick Regal T-Types, as well as a couple of black Grand Nationals. These were effective revenue generators, until they got slapped for entrapment - challenging people to drag races then lighting them up
That's just criminal that the cops had Grand Nationals!!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:01 AM   #52
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Not an LEO trick, per se, but a revenue generator just the same....

A four-lane highway goes through a local town, dropping suddenly from 55 to 35. Coppers hide in the tall grass just past the sign. I pass through almost every weekend so I know they're there. Last summer I got pulled over, not speeding.

Officer was tricked out in SWAT-type gear (in a small town), ready for whatever badassery I could dish out. Was told I was driving suspiciously because I hit my brakes when I saw him. I explained I was slowing down for the speed zone. I still got a ticket for reckless driving and another because my proof-of-insurance card was expired.

The local TN Highway Patrol office assured me the judge would throw both out if I I explained and carried proof of current insurance to court. So I drove the sixty miles to court.

Anyway, to make a long story short, after an interrogation at the bench by the judge, he agreed to throw both charges out. But. I would still have to pay court costs. Ironically, the same dollar amount as the two tickets he'd just tossed.

That was my last time passing through the big city of Benton.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #53
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^ this sounds like Crystal River, FL

Avoid it if you can.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #54
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Anyway, to make a long story short, after an interrogation at the bench by the judge, he agreed to throw both charges out. But. I would still have to pay court costs. Ironically, the same dollar amount as the two tickets he'd just tossed.
Court costs were the same amount as the fine plus court costs? That doesn't sound right.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:18 AM   #55
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Here they hide in the undergrowth ...

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:45 AM   #56
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Not an LEO trick, per se, but a revenue generator just the same....

A four-lane highway goes through a local town, dropping suddenly from 55 to 35. Coppers hide in the tall grass...

That was my last time passing through the big city of Benton.
Yep, Benton is listed in http://www.speedtrap.org/ .

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:23 AM   #57
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^ this sounds like Crystal River, FL

Avoid it if you can.
Waldo, FL is worse.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #58
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Then how do they get away with posing female LEO's as prostitutes?

Would it be dependant on entrapment laws in a certain area?

Always thought that was kind of messed up, busting lonely dudes just wanting to get them a little booty.
The key with entrapment defense is whether or not you were induced by law enforcement to commit a crime that you otherwise would have been unlikely to commit.

Since these guys have gone down to visit those coners specifically to find prostitutes, they aren't entrapped when one of the "prostitutes" turns out to be an undercover officer. They also typically orchestrate those types of stings so that the john is the one who approaches the prostitute first - idea being to avoid the appearance of any kind of entrapment.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #59
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On Rt 93 North a few miles into NH, a cruiser will be parked on the side of the road a few miles into the state from MA. Two miles up the road they will park another, who gets plenty of business.
See that all the time. Route 95 just passed the MA border, same thing. I don't go more than 10 mph on the highway anyway, but anytime I cross into NH I roll it back to 5 mph over. I've been fine going by them at 70 in a 65.

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The MSP used to set up at the base of the hill on the Tobin bridge inbound. The. Speed limit was 30 and they would grab 2-3 cars at a time. The speed limit is now 45.
Got stopped there once about 10 years ago on my old '83 CB1000C. It was a handful of motorcycle cops working the traffic. I could have sworn I wasn't speeding. Turns out the cop stopped me to chat about the bike, because he had one just like it.

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At the Ted Williams Tunnel inbound, the MSP will set up with a laser about 50 feet past the EZPass lanes. The ramp goes downhill so they are not visible and the speed limit is 15mph. They will do this late afternoons, usually 3 or 4 pm.
Duly noted. Thanks for the heads up on that one.

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:55 PM   #60
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Not in the same spirit but when I wanted to slow traffic down and I didn't have the HR-12 with me I used to park and hold my radio out the window like I was running radar. It worked really good.
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