Speeding stop

Started by zarby, Sep 05, 2006, 05:48 AM

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Driving my oldest son home after a long weekend trip. It is late.

Get stopped for speeding. I get the usual questions.

I say I am taking my kid home from a weekend trip.

I get "Are you taking him to your home or the mother's home."

I say "His mother's home."

He asks "Were you suppose to have him home earlier?"

I say "no" -- we realy haven't followed the orders literally in several years. The order does say I think 6:00 O'Clock. It was 9:30 p.m.

I think got to  feeling a little scared. Could this techncially be a crime, etc?

Geez -- you are not a free person when you have been divorced.

Nothing happened but it was like the old movies -- russion or germany. Where are your papers? What are you doing?

If you don't pass the test, you go off to the Gulag or whatever.


Wow, I forget how different things are abroad.  If a traffic cop asked me where I was going, I would tell him it was none of his business.  I can't ever remeber a cop asking any questions beyond "Do you know how fast you were going?" or "Do you know why I pulled you over?", followed by "License, insurance and registration."

Aside from fine (which i do complain about a lot, loudly) I don't think American traffic cops are that bad.


Did you use that as an excuse for speeding?

If not perhaps he was trying to give you one?


History is full of exampes of people just doing their jobs:
Egyptians towards Jews
Authorities capturing runaway slaves

Imagine if these people had some sort of guide to tell them right from wrong. Well, there is the US Constitution, but that's only used tp protect women primarily, and minorities secondarily.
Explaining misandry to a feminist is like explaining "wet" to a fish.

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I always answer any question with a question.  

Do you know why I stopped you? (Do you need my license and registration?)

Where were you going (Now why would you ask me that?)

We've had problems in the area - where were you coming from? (Mercy - do I look like a troublemaker?)

Could you step out of the car?(Keys out of ignition - in pocket - and door closed and locked behind me.)

Do you have any _______________? (I have nothing illegal - why would you ask that?)

No resistance - raising of voice - or calling the officer anything but "officer" or "sir." But no consent to anything, no volunteering of information - peppered with frequent questions of "Am I free to go?" if I think the situation warrants it.

Never testify against yourself, and never give them any reason to accuse you of being a liar.
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One of the things I learned from serving on a grand jury for a few weeks a couple of years ago was to never consent to letting them search your car. If they're gonna arrest you they'll search it anyway before impounding it.


If he wasn't trying to give you an out for the ticket then it was none of his business and a very inappropriate question to ask if it was your home or his mother's home. I would have looked him in the eye and said it is the same damn home and I just would rather not have my WIFE worried longer than she already had.

It being try or not wouldn't matter on that and the call to his desk Sgt after would be used to drive home the point.

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