Patrol cars need to follow traffic rules

Posted By on July 12, 2016

What do you think?

Most of the time, cops are responding to legitimate calls. But have you seen a police car roll through a stop sign, turn without signaling or double parked? If they aren’t on a call or don’t have their flashers on, there doesn’t seem to be a good reason for this.

Should the community be concerned or not?

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  1. They will tell us they are on official police business and they can’t be questioned because we don’t know what’s really going on. They are getting coffee at the deli… but maybe a call will come in and they have to get out fast! Is this legitimate? I don’t know. My guess is that they could park legally and get their coffee like everyone else. My guess is they could follow the traffic rules that are designed to keep all drivers safe. I knew one cop who bragged about his speeding on the LIE. I knew another who used his status as a traffic cop to pull over women, strike up a conversation about their husbands or boyfriends “fixing their tail light”, and then ask them out if they indicated they were single. He was pretty proud of this strategy. I knew another who talked about his women in the Bronx where he could stop in for you-know-what. They give all officers a bad name.

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