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Old 07-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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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

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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Bill, Have you ever ridden around Tempe/Tucson.
Go 80 or you're gonna get run off the road.

I'm not siding with the texting cop, just sayin'.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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Of COURSE they do... because they are smarter and have better driving/riding skills than all the rest of us. Laptop PC's too.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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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. ]
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:26 PM   #7
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"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.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:38 AM   #8
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They're entitled. [ To fresh donuts. ]
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.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:17 AM   #9
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Did they look like this?

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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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
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #11
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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?
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:21 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:52 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:00 PM   #14
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:02 PM   #15
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They're entitled. [ To fresh donuts. ]

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