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evoluzione
May 31, 2003, 06:33 PM
hmm....seems that New York's Finest needs to learn what Courtesy, Proffesionalism and Respect mean, they appear to be lacking somewhat. I was just at my local Staples buying ink for my printer and saw this (see pic below). I just had to take a snap. sorry the pic is kinda crap, that's cellphone cameras for ya.

In case you can't quite make it out, it's a cop car, parked very neatly, in a disabled space. what gives them the right?

scem0
May 31, 2003, 06:42 PM
hmmmmmm trying to picture a cop in a wheelchair......

no, that's not gunna happen.

Yeah, that isn't very cool of the cop. Some cops are just immature I guess.

Sun Baked
May 31, 2003, 06:43 PM
Depends how urgent that stop was.

Was there a donut or cofee shop next door?

sparkleytone
May 31, 2003, 07:15 PM
comeon. its funny and all but who knows what the hell was going on. maybe the store was getting robbed. maybe they were chasing someone. there are alot of reasons that get thrown out the window because it makes a good splash to show a picture of a cop in a handicapped space.

wdlove
Jun 1, 2003, 03:50 PM
I would give the police the benefit of the doubt! There is probably a good reason, at least I hope that is the case. Hopefully there is another empty handicapped space to the right of the blue cross walk!

MacFan25
Jun 1, 2003, 03:54 PM
ha...thats pretty funny. but maybe...hopefully there was a good reason for them to be parked there.

actripxl
Jun 1, 2003, 04:05 PM
Well I used to work at Best Buy and the times they were parked in the front was to pickup a shoplifter. So before you start going crazy about this the facts should be had first. Then again it would be naive of us to think that there were no cops like this out there.

evoluzione
Jun 1, 2003, 04:22 PM
oh of course it could have been a legit reason, apprehending a criminal or wwhatever, but, the police generally have no regard for the law in nyc, they blatantly jump red lights, park illegally, and just this week i saw a cop driving whilst talking on his cellphone, something that is illegal here in new york. i guess i'm biased, i don't like the nypd, but, i try not to judge on an individual basis, there are some awesome cops out there, it just seems they are unfortunately few and far between.

rainman::|:|
Jun 1, 2003, 05:07 PM
i've seen cops turn on their cherries to get through red lights and heavy traffic; i've seen cops smoke pot (and worse), steal drugs from the evidence locker, steal contraban, use illegal interrogation techniques... so seeing one park in a handicap spot is not exactly shocking...

first time i ever got pulled over... i was on a 4-lane highway (busy section, stoplights every block)... needed to get on a one-way going left, but i was in far right lane. The car ahead of me cut across all 4 lanes, so i did too.... The kicker is that i was following a cop (i later found out his girlfriend worked at the same restaraunt i was going to, i'd assume that's why he did it)... So once we make the turn, he pulls me over. lectures me. We discuss it and eventually he winds up giving me a full (lights) escort to the restaraunt (i was a bit lost), but still it pissed me off... at least he was decent about it after he realized "oh, he was following me after all"...

:rolleyes:

by the way, i don't hate cops... my uncle is a cop... most of them just really piss me off.

pnw

scem0
Jun 1, 2003, 05:15 PM
how have you seen so much illegal activity by cops?! Seems like a rather unlikely thing to see, but you sure have seen a lot of it.

idkew
Jun 1, 2003, 06:03 PM
i don't like cops. I have my reasons, including when I had $3000 stolen from my car, plus $2000 in damage (dash broken), and the cop told me they don't care. They have "better things to do" than thier job I guess. This was in Bloomington, Il, n NOT Chicago or NY, a small city.

Kethoticus
Jun 1, 2003, 06:40 PM
Saw a cop rap against a window a woman was sleeping against on the F train one night. She was minding her own business, just dozing off, and outside the train, just as it was starting to take off, a cop tapped the window with his club, disturbing the woman. He and his partner started giggling. I wish I'd gotten the idiot's badge number.

Cops sometimes abuse their authority. They're human and therefore flawed. So when they get a little power, whatever insecurities they have rise to the surface in the form of bullying. Unfortunately, these morons give decent cops out there a bad rep and make their jobs harder.

sparkleytone
Jun 1, 2003, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by scem0
how have you seen so much illegal activity by cops?! Seems like a rather unlikely thing to see, but you sure have seen a lot of it.

sounds like Cali to me ;)

evoluzione
Jun 2, 2003, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by Kethoticus
Saw a cop rap against a window a woman was sleeping against on the F train one night. She was minding her own business, just dozing off, and outside the train, just as it was starting to take off, a cop tapped the window with his club, disturbing the woman. He and his partner started giggling. I wish I'd gotten the idiot's badge number.

Cops sometimes abuse their authority. They're human and therefore flawed. So when they get a little power, whatever insecurities they have rise to the surface in the form of bullying. Unfortunately, these morons give decent cops out there a bad rep and make their jobs harder.

sounds about right, although i did hear recently that it's illegal to sleep on the subway, as is taking up more than one seat. But then I did hear that on Fox 5 News, so who knows. :rolleyes:

shadowfax
Jun 2, 2003, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by scem0
how have you seen so much illegal activity by cops?! Seems like a rather unlikely thing to see, but you sure have seen a lot of it. that's just because we're from texas, and not big city texas either. cops here mostly just pop speeders and handle wrecks :p

job
Jun 2, 2003, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by Shadowfax
that's just because we're from texas, and not big city texas either. cops here mostly just pop speeders and handle wrecks :p

Come on down to Houston. I'll show you some anal cops.

They pulled over my friend for speeding (which he was) and then proceeded to give him another ticket for not using his turn signal when he pulled over to the shoulder.

scem0
Jun 2, 2003, 05:07 PM
That's one mistake you don't want to make ;).

Originally posted by Shadowfax
that's just because we're from texas, and not big city texas either. cops here mostly just pop speeders and handle wrecks :p

don't forget helping old ladies across the street. ;)

shadowfax
Jun 2, 2003, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by scem0
don't forget helping old ladies across the street. ;) i'll believe that when i see it. actually, i'd probably have trouble believing it even then....

mactastic
Jun 2, 2003, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by scem0
hmmmmmm trying to picture a cop in a wheelchair......

Hey, we got those around here, there's a little beach town called Capitola where they have cops in wheelchairs doing traffic ticket duty. I've seen some of these guys chase people down in their chairs and ticket 'em. (Traffic moves verrrrry slolwly through that area during the summer.) Capitola has a reputation for having cops with nothing better to do, and quotas to fill. I know cuz my buddy worked there as a cop (not in a wheelchair) for a while before he quit calling the group who worked there a bunch of nazis. True story.

springscansing
Jun 2, 2003, 08:05 PM
Every cop I ever met (and that's about 5 of them) was very very nice, including the one that ticketed me. And I live in new york.

Sure maybe its because I'm a tallish white male, but still. Very nice.

wdlove
Jun 2, 2003, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by springscansing
Every cop I ever met (and that's about 5 of them) was very very nice, including the one that ticketed me. And I live in new york.

Sure maybe its because I'm a tallish white male, but still. Very nice.

I'm a tallish white male also, but I no longer drive so no tickets. I do try to go up to them an say thank you, they seem apreciative!