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Anger at the Police for this mornings disruption!

By Efsevia - 11 March 2009 214

This morning while driving down Gungahlin Dr (on my way to work, during peakhour) I was forced to merge into the right hand lane, because a police officer decided it was a HUGELY WONDERFUL idea to park his cruiser in the left hand lane (just after a set of lights and just before the GDE on ramp from GD).  He stood there on the side of the road, watching the traffic, whilst another police officer walked around the scrub behind him. She seemed to be searching for something? There was another car which was totally off the road in front of the police officer, and another plain clothes guy wandering around with the female officer…

WHY COULDN”T THE POLICE CAR ALSO PULL OFF THE ROAD?! WHAT WAS SOOOO IMPORTANT THAT HE COULDN”T JUST TAKE HIS CAR OFF THE ROAD, INSTEAD OF DISRUPTING THE TRAFFIC?!

Speaking of dodgy parking by police officers… I always thought there was some rule about where they pull you over? Now, one evening coming home from work, I was shocked at the stupidity presented by what I saw: a police officer had pulled over a motorist (fair enough) but he decided it was a good idea to do this just before a bridge, where it’s single lane in both directions, and where no one could see them until it was nearly too late. It’s an 80km road. Couldn’t the officer ask the driver to pull off the road, and do the same himself before attempting to fine the motorist? I was tempted to go back to the police officer and tell him off – but I figure that I’d end up getting into some sort of trouble by arguing with a police officer…

But seriously – doesn’t anyone else see this stuff and shake their heads at it? I’m sooo angry!

They get to uphold the law, but don’t use any common sense in doing so?!

[ED – *diving for the fire bunker…*]

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farq 10:13 am 18 Mar 09

jakez said :

Lol I partly agreed with the troll.

Uber fail for me.

No fail.

The ones who react with insults (the ones playing the man, not the ball) are the ones who failed.

They are all valid points. Points that most around here never consider.

If you run for LA jakez, I’d vote for you.

jakez 10:04 am 18 Mar 09

Lol I partly agreed with the troll.

Uber fail for me.

farq 9:59 am 18 Mar 09

um jim. I said [/thread]

But as I say to my wife: I can keep up all day if you are in the mood.

Jim Jones 9:32 am 18 Mar 09

Curse you farq.

farq 9:21 am 18 Mar 09

Successful troll is successful. 🙂
[/thread]

Jim Jones 4:09 pm 17 Mar 09

dexi said :

Teach your kids fear and distrust of clowns.

John Wayne Gacey = proof!!!

dexi 4:07 pm 17 Mar 09

Teach your kids fear and distrust of clowns.

Clown Killer 3:33 pm 17 Mar 09

Will somebody please drive a stake through this threads cold, black heart!

farq 3:24 pm 17 Mar 09

Jim Jones said :

There’s a very big difference between teaching road safety and actively advocating fear and distrust of the road.

okay then, I’m not teaching my kids fear and distrust of police. It’s police-safety.

Jim Jones 3:19 pm 17 Mar 09

farq said :

Jim Jones said :

Hmm … perhaps you could explain how you think teaching your children fear and distrust might impact positively upon their development.

Do you teach your children to stay away from and fear the road. To distrust the skill of other road users (I know it’s taring all drivers with the same brush, most are quite skilful)?

Do you teach your children that the stove is hot (even though more often than not is cold and off)?

🙂

There’s a very big difference between teaching road safety and actively advocating fear and distrust of the road.

peterh 3:14 pm 17 Mar 09

have a look at the oath of office and the affirmations on this site:

http://frli.law.gov.au/s97.vts?action=View&VdkVgwKey=1996B01346&Collection=FRLI&ViewTemplate=frliview.hts

farq 2:58 pm 17 Mar 09

Jim Jones said :

Hmm … perhaps you could explain how you think teaching your children fear and distrust might impact positively upon their development.

Do you teach your children to stay away from and fear the road. To distrust the skill of other road users (I know it’s taring all drivers with the same brush, most are quite skilful)?

Do you teach your children that the stove is hot (even though more often than not is cold and off)?

🙂

Jim Jones 2:15 pm 17 Mar 09

Hmm … perhaps you could explain how you think teaching your children fear and distrust might impact positively upon their development.

farq 1:52 pm 17 Mar 09

This is slowly turning into a good discussion… I’m sure we can bring the tone down again soon!

Can anyone provide a link to what exactly afp officers swear too? My google-fu seems to be lacking.

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