Thread: Can cops dump your booze?
2/22/2013 5:27pm, #11
2/22/2013 7:07pm, #12
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- Dec 2006
- JKD & Mok'bara
Short answer no we can't - if it is seized for some reason and is OPEN then yes we can, but sealed liquor seized or otherwise we have no authority to do so
2/23/2013 9:37pm, #13
Look at whom the cops protect: established interests whose families were founded by robber-baron lawbreakers who, at some point, earned enough from their rackets to purchase legitimacy. This makes cops no different from mob enforcers, except for the dorky uniforms.
Once you understand this, you'll realize your basic and stark choice: arm, train and otherwise prepare yourself for any encounters cops may provoke with you because they're too stupid to catch actual criminals--or just be the bitch of some power-tripping little twentynothings just because they have badges. Your choice.
2/23/2013 11:31pm, #14
2/24/2013 3:00am, #15
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- Chicago / Michigan
2/24/2013 3:43am, #16
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- Wesht Cark
2/24/2013 9:09am, #17
"Bad policeman"--like "corrupt cop"--is redundant.
They took that skateboard so quickly I never even had a chance to own one. Must have been one of those pre-emptive actions à la Minority Report.
I didn't let the years I spent on campus brainwash me...
obviously something soaked here.
EDIT: Try to get over this idea that everyone who has no use for cops is some sort of skinny-ass left-wing undergradical. Contempt for cops is somewhat more widespread, among working taxpayers, than that.
Last edited by Vieux Normand; 2/24/2013 9:18am at .
2/24/2013 11:02am, #18
BTW, I never called you skinny LOL.
2/24/2013 12:39pm, #19
I left an industrial career (Brown & Root--Halliburton) and took a $30,000 annual pay cut to do what I love doing. Conversely, I work with a guy who couldn't make it as a stock clerk at Wal-Mart; a cop job was a huge pay increase for him. He brings nothing to the table in the way of people skills; since he is locked in with seniority and all, he is there for the duration.
2/24/2013 11:12pm, #20
Now, just so my opinion of police is not misunderstood ("skateboards" 'n' whatnot), here is a perspective you may or may not have considered:
You've had a fucking shitty ten-plus-hour shift in which you had to break up a number of fights in some douche-magnet club (with no duty-belts full of toys to help, and backup nowhere near as fast as it should be). You've had to write up a number of incident reports listing the number of punches you've eaten, bottles swung at you, and any other stupidity you've had to deal with without losing your temper, regardless of the provocation.
It's 0400 and you're finally heading home to your family. The club district, being replete with venues that all close at the same time, is full of morons calling each other out, throwing down, whatever. To avoid all this merriment (also, you're known in the district) you decide to walk home via a relatively-quiet side street.
You're about halfway home when--just like the week/night before--a cruiser pulls up beside you. Why the officers in it aren't on the district's main drag, where there's obviously actual **** for LEOs to deal with, you don't know. You're asked to wait while your ID is checked. While this is going on, the officers--plainly nervous about something (but it can't be anything you did, since you've been totally cordial and co-operative)--have called for backup. Soon there are two, then three, then up to six cruisers parked next to you while the young guns who first stopped you (there's no way they could even have been born when you started breaking up fights to pay your tuition, decades before) dig and dig and dig for anything at all. (Full disclosure: I have no criminal record, have never been arrested or charged and have not so much as a parking ticket to my name).
Their apparent nervousness turns to disappointment, then seeming resentment, as they find the person they stopped had no reason to whatsoever to be stopped (other than the obvious fact that they didn't like the way he looked). Unable to find anything after a good half-hour of database-fu, they realise they must either charge you with something or allow you to continue your homeward journey.
That is a description of my walks home about 50% of the nights I work. More than one city. It's been this way for as long as I've worked the stupid fucking jobs I've had.
See? No lib-left whining, no skateboard.
Only the observation that people might view police with a less jaundiced eye if the latter would just go after criminals and leave ordinary people the **** alone. If you can't fight actual crime and must rely on annoying regular folk to justify the tax dollars spent on training and equipping you, get another fucking job. This is not only a matter concocted by the media. It's a result of personal experience, and not just mine: it's one shared by all too many ordinary non-criminals.
EDIT: Apologies for the wall of text.