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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:23 AM
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I hate motorcycle cops.
Do they insert the stick up their asses themselves, or does an outside consulting group do that for them?

41 in a 35.

You would have thought I just held up a goddam liquor store.
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:25 AM
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1. I'm not a fan of cops
I think we had this discussion before.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:27 AM
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2. Motorcycle cops are the worst....they have a notorious
reputation as being assholes who would rather drop dead than give you a break.

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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:30 AM
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3. Dude, one time a motorcycle cop pulled me out the car
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 11:36 AM by Symarip
And put my face up against the windshield. When he finally let me go and I was standing there getting my ticket, he told me to stand at attention 'like I'm your fucking CO, you faggot squid.'

(I was in the Navy at the time)
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:36 AM
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5. That's hard to believe, even though I'm not doubting you.
I can't imagine that's the norm.

The dick that pulled me over simply had an attitude.

I guess I'm just lucky I'm white.
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:37 AM
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6. Norfolk, Virginia
Lovely town. Really.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:39 AM
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7. that was the first place I though of
when I read your post, I thought "bet that was in Norfolk". Cops gave me shit all the time there for nothing.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:34 PM
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36. nuff said
:rofl:

Not laughing at you. Just kinda thinking that Norfolk/Va. Beach was where my cop hate stemmed from.

:hi:
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:36 PM
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29. Last ticket three years ago. She was sitting where the speed drops from 35 to 30.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 08:37 PM by sarcasmo
She gave me a 35 in a 30, just got a love revenue employees. On edit: it was while I was driving a TAXI!
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:21 PM
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19. Yep because I was defending them because my brother is one.
Well, was one. He is a state trooper now.
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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:44 PM
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20. I apologized for that (at least to Cboy, I did)
I don't know if it got to you. Sorry to be such a dick. I was off my rocker for some reason that day.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:58 PM
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21. I actually forgot about it.

No biggie!! :)
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:30 AM
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4. Thanks for the boogie ride, Anita O'Day
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mokawanis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:45 AM
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8. 26 in a 25
Local cop pulled me over for doing 26 in a 25. I took that one to court and the judge threw it out. Same cop gave me a ticket for not having tail lights - after someone smashed into the back of my car and broke them. Judge threw that one out too.

That particular cop left town after he got an 18 y.o. high-school girl pregnant.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:58 AM
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10. Someone who literally got fucked over.
I guess I shouldn't complain.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:39 PM
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30. I would call that sweet justice.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:54 PM
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39. He should've been fired for the 26 in a 25.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:58 AM
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9. Did you tell him you personally know Barry Bonds?
:hide:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:00 PM
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11. He was probably a fricken Cowboys fan
They're still bitter over the Catch. Like it's my fault.

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:05 PM
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14. Darn right there! I'm still bitter after all these years!
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:01 PM
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12. Nice post, Jerry Jones!
:rofl:
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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:04 PM
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13. Motorcycle cop pulls me over b/c I was accelerating...
...to enter a freeway entrance. Took him about two miles to catch up with
me. I'm on I-84 East in Portland, kind of curvy.

Anyway, I told him "Thanks a lot, I've been sober for 18 days." This was
in 2000. So all of a sudden I've got this cop pouring out his sob story
that his son is a drunk/drug addict and he's tried everything and doesn't
know what to do. On this busy freeway. I'm like how the fuck do I know?

I still got the ticket. But I still grin when I think about him.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:07 PM
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15. That's kinda ridiculous.
But I guess municipalities all over are trying to get as much revenue as they can, however they can.

The motorcycle cop that pulled me over a few months ago was pretty cool about it. I was going 14 miles over the limit.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:17 PM
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17. Yea .. I'm sure you're right. This dude was blacked out
just waiting to pick someone off.

The thing that pissed me off is he asked me how fast I was going and I said probably 40. I was off by one mile per her.

I thought my honesty and courtesy might pay off instead of lying like I'm sure the guy is used to all day.

Uh huh. He wrote me for 41. Wouldn't even round it down one, not that it makes much difference.

Still...

Thanks Citrus Heights Police. :puke:

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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:56 PM
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40. 1 mph could make a difference in the cost of the ticket.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 11:57 PM by Shell Beau
They are in 15 mph increments as far as $$$ is concerned. So if it is a 25 to 40 mph zone, 41 would be another $$$ bracket. AT least where I live.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:21 AM
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44. Ughhhh. I guess that's why they're trying to F drivers
for every last mile per hour to squeeze out every last dollar.

Fortunately, the economy is good right now and I have a lot of cash sitting around to pay fines.

NOT

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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:59 AM
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45. I hear ya! But, I have to say that cops are paid shit.
So, you know I feel bad for complaining about speeding tickets (ok, so not really, BUT...). Cops just have to enforce laws already made. They didn't make them. I am going to take up for cops a little because my big bro is one. And let me say his pay does NOT increase with the tickets he gives. In fact, he almost refuses to write speeding tickets unless it is crazy absurd fast. And he will not give an elderly person a ticket. I mean WILL NOT. One guy who always called about speeders on his road was in fact speeding. My brother pulled him over. He was in his late 70's. He told my brother to give him a ticket. He was the very example of those he always called and complained about. My brother ended up writing him a ticket to quiet him but tore it up afterwards. I guess because the elderly have a hard enough time to today's world as is.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:18 AM
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46. Right, and my complaint is therefore not with your brother.
My complaint is with these motor cops who behave like a-holes.

It not that they almost always write tickets for any violation .. it's that they do so in a way that makes them come off as dicks.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:26 AM
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49. Well I really believe it takes that type of personality to be a cop.
My brother has a heart of gold but can soooo be a dick.
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:15 PM
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16. try following the law. cops rule. motorcycle cops are gods on wheels. nt.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:18 PM
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18. Whatever you say Michael Vick. nt.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:01 PM
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22. I got busted with a little weed by the cops once
I mocked them and they roughed me up a bit. I never filed charges, I took satisfaction in knowing that I pissed them off enough to hurt me.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:00 AM
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41. You shouldn't have accpeted it. Cops like that give the rest a bad name.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:25 PM
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23. No problem with motorcycle cops
The guys that irritate me are the quasi-cops, ie, the ones who work for Liquor Enforcement, the state office park police, etc. Yeah, yeah, they're certified law enforcement officers (as they constantly point out), but some of them would have you believe that they're Robocop and Joe Friday rolled into one package.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:40 PM
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24. Suck it up dude, you were speeding.
I got pulled for doing 36 in a 30 once. And I actually paid a penalty (with points on my licence) for doing 56 in a 50. But the rules are the rules.
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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:45 PM
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32. LOL!!
:patriot:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:21 AM
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47. Ugh,,,,did one of my good insults get deleted?
That makes me almost feel worse than getting the ticket. x(
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Stump Donating Member (808 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:45 PM
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25. That's harsh...
They give at least 10 over around here.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:02 AM
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42. Don't count on that. That is the "rule" around here too, but it is also a lie.
It totally depends on the person that pulls you over.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:52 PM
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26. Yeah, those Citrus Heights cops are no joke about speeding.
I think it's because of all the street racing over by Sunrise Mall.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:41 PM
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31. I got stopped over on Antelope on the west side of I-80.
So a long way from Sunrise.

He was blacked out in the middle of a construction zone at 530.

All of those orange cones in danger, as the workers had long since gone home :eyes:
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:58 PM
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27. My dad was a cop
I have to agree - there is a special motorcycle cop arrogance that even the regular officers don't get. There was one guy my dad knew that was so obnoxious even the other officers hated him.

I don't know if they're just pissed they're not in a car or what - but there does tend to be an edge with them in general.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:52 PM
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34. Well I think their main job is to write tickets....they don't really
respond to patrol calls.

They hit the road with their radar guns looking to ruin people's days.

Never-the-less, they can at least be half way pleasant in the way they conduct their business.

Practically every one I've encountered just seem like pricks. :thumbsdown:
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:47 PM
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33. Even Ponch and Jon? Say it ain't so!
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:26 PM
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35. You don't really see motorcycle cops too much in my part of Florida.
I think the local PDs mostly use them for fast response to accidents. I've only seen two or three actually out riding around/pulling people over all year, but if you pass an accident around here, there's probably a good 50% chance of a motorcycle cop being on-scene.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:42 PM
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37.  The only motorcycle cops I see here in Tallahassee are giving tickets to cars blocking intersection
s at rush hour. I ate dinner at a restaurant once and for nearly an hour watched one work two intersections. I think he averaged about one ticket every five minutes.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:49 PM
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38. I feel your pain - got nailed by one last summer.
My town regularly has motorcycle cops lurking around the major arterials nailing people with their lidar guns - your radar detector won't help you...

I got caught going 47 in a 35. I don't know what it is about motorcycle cops in particular - the helmets and shades give them that Imperial Stormtrooper vibe, maybe that makes 'em a little more harsh when writing tickets...
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:03 AM
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43. Are you fucking kidding me? Don't they have something better to do with their fucking time?
sorry this happened..sometimes I think cops are so fucking bored with their jobs that they look for just about anything to give them a reason to act....just...act, and not just sit on their asses.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:24 AM
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48. Maybe it is a no-crime type of town.
I can assure you that many cops aren't just bored. It is part of their job to write speeding tickets. Whether or not we agree with it, it is the law and they just enforce it, not write it.

I tend to take cop stuff personally since my brother was one. He has had to kill someone (justified, trust me), almost got killed on a few occasions, and has had to tell parents their children were dead, along with lots of other stuff. I promise the majority of cops don't sit on their asses.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:29 AM
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50. I saw one litter on the highway recently.
He threw his empty cup right on the side of the road very deliberately. I thought a long time about calling in to report it but decided I didn't need to start acting like an asshole cop.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:32 AM
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51. I am soooo blown away with the hatred of cops.
Yes-all cops are assholes.
All cops litter.
Calling in on a cop breaking the law would be so asshole-ish it would make you like a dirty damn cop.



What about those cops on 9-11? I love how they got praise then. But other than those cops, the rest are all assholes.

UnFUCKINGbelievable.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:49 AM
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52. You chose that interpretation.
I wrote that I didn't want to be like an asshole cop. I didn't write that all cops are assholes. But anyone who litters is an asshole.
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