Freepers love authority, except when it inconveniences them. Thus, police are awesome when harassing hispanics, but when they start enforcing seatbelt laws? Well, it's Nazi Germany!
I'm suspicious about over-enforcement for revenue reasons myself, but dila813 blames the cops for...following the law:
I never thought I would see the day where a police officer would enforce such an immoral law.Why not blame the legislature? I thought Freepers love doing that!
prisoner6 makes an interesting point about line drawing and weighing risk. USING LOTS OF CAPS!
We are all CRIMINAL NOW!dila813 isn't doing well in court. Probably because he keeps insulting the Police Officer:
Take the farking seatbelts and shove them where the sun don't shine!
You want to be safe in a car? GET RID OF THE FREAKING DIAGONAL BELTS! Replace them with an "H" harness and anti-submarine belt. And even though you are in a car WEAR A FREAKING HELMET!
It's not about SAFETY it's about CONTROL!
Then they say it is defamation, The judge says no name calling or I would be in contempt.jagusafr is a judge in traffic court. This scares me:
great - guess I’ll be seeing a bunch of these in my court next month...HiTech RedNeck has a plan:
somehow these legal bullies must be halted. There sooner or later are going to be citizen organizations that will wait for such unjust things to happen and then jump on them with all fours."jump on them with all fours?"
SkyDancer debunks seatbelts:
Seat belts kill. Any speed much over 45 or 50 mph and you hit something, you’re dead. Our bodies are 60-70% water. When you go from 50mph to zero in .007 seconds or less your body stops but your insides keep going. Much like dropping a glass of water. The glass stops when it hits the ground but the water sprays all over the place. That’s your insides. That’s what killed Princess Di. Her aorta popped loose from her heart from the sudden stop of the crash.Concepts like stopping time and crumple zones seem lost on this guy.
mylife tells some stories:
I had one pull a gun on me in my driveway in a case of mistaken identity.redgolum also has a story that lacks a certain...realism:
I had one beat me up for grins to impress a rookie.
I could go on.
A friend of mine had a cop walk into his own home and start giving him grief.
My friend just sat there and calmly asked where he was supposed to be (the cop was in the wrong house), and if he had noticed that there were three pistols, two rifles, and a shotgun laying on the kitchen table where my friend was sitting. He was cleaning the guns after a weekend of shooting.
The young cop turned white, ran out of the house, and called for back up. Dispatch was laughing so hard he couldn’t breath. They know my friend, and sent the rookie to the wrong house as a joke.packrat35 knows if you're in a union, you're an enemy!
As many of us learned some time back, the police are NOT your friend. Remember most are union civil servents and know where their bread is buttered.NFHale feels Nazi-like.
We’re being conditioned and forced into a mindset where we just sort of take it and shut our mouths about it.christx30 likes when officers die in the line of duty:
Funny...Officers Hans and Dieter Friendly in 1930s Germany...Officers Boris and Yevgenny Friendly in Soviet Russia... Seems like we saw this movie somwhere before
Nah. Couldn’t be...this is America, after all, and it could NEVER happen here....
And somehow it’s a tragedy when they get hurt or killed on the job. Maybe if they were acting like human beings instead of totalitarian assholes, people might trust them again.