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By Warpiglet75 - 9 June 2009 98

Anyone had any unnecessary and full on encounters with police lately?

Is it just me or are they picking up more people for really insignificant things?

Are they ruder?

What’s going on?

I’m law abiding but they seem to pull me over constantly!

[ED – While I’m thrilled to be seeing more police out and about over the last few years I can’t say they’ve been any bother to me personally]

What’s Your opinion?


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Police?
P Taker 12:05 pm 09 Jun 09

James-T-Kirk said :

My experience is that much good, clean fun can be had simply by leaning on the windowsill of the car, cupping your right ear while waiting at traffic lights – That has caused a number of police cars driving across the intersection to slam brakes on – in hope of yet another ‘dangerous mobile phone user’ being removed from the streets.

They always just drive off when I remove my hand from my ear, and demonstrate that there is nothing there.

Mwa Ha Ha Ha!!!

Wow. You must lead an interesting life if that is your kind of entertainment.

adamthebastard 11:34 am 09 Jun 09

On Friday night at 03:00 I found myself in the Civic interchange cab rank and witnessed the opposite response to what Sic witnessed.

Two separate groups of drunk bogans waiting at different parts of the line. One pair up the front another further back behind us. The guys at the back tried to get in one of the cabs that was waiting to move to the front of the line. The guys at the front were displeased by this and started hurling abuse at them. The cabbies sorted it out so the guys at the front got their cab and the other guys had to wait their turn. This didn’t satisfy the guys at the front who, while standing with the doors to the cabs open, were still picking a fight. When people (including me) told the guys to just take their cab they decided that they would offer to fight anyone and everyone. It was when the guy at the front door of the cab started offering to walk people round the corner to ‘sort this out’ that I felt the cops were needed. A quick survey of the area revealed two cops were already on their way to deal with them.

The guys were talking back to the cops who were just trying to get them to leave in the cab. I felt the cops would have been justified taking them in for threatening the other group of guys and the other folk around but the cops decided it’d be easier to convince them to take the cab home.

I actually later felt that I should have thanked the cops for how well they handled the situation.

James-T-Kirk 11:15 am 09 Jun 09

My experience is that much good, clean fun can be had simply by leaning on the windowsill of the car, cupping your right ear while waiting at traffic lights – That has caused a number of police cars driving across the intersection to slam brakes on – in hope of yet another ‘dangerous mobile phone user’ being removed from the streets.

They always just drive off when I remove my hand from my ear, and demonstrate that there is nothing there.

Mwa Ha Ha Ha!!!

ant 10:54 am 09 Jun 09

To the OP, more info please! As it’s evident so far that most of us aren’t attracting attention from the police. Heck, I figure if they wanted to “get” people, there’s plenty of people around doing silly things, on the road and in other places that they coudl knock themselves out on. Any clues as to what it is that is drawing them to you?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 10:49 am 09 Jun 09

I called the cops Saturday night (twice) to quiten down a very noisy party several streets away from home (my kid couldn’t sleep at 11pm because of driving bass pulsating through the neighborhood), and they were polite, helpful and effective.

I’ve also been pulled over a few times this year for breath testing, which I think is a good idea.

The cops put up with all sorts of crap in this town, mostly caused by idiots. I think they’re generally pretty good.

Lady_from_Holt 10:48 am 09 Jun 09

No, I’ve noticed it too and I drive a little white ford festiva (not even go-faster red). I’ve been pulled over a number of times lately late at night on my way to pick up the other half after his long nights of boozing. Though I can’t agree with you on the rude side of things, they all have been very polite to me.

Sic 10:27 am 09 Jun 09

Easter long weekend I was utterly disgusted with ACT Police, someone high up had obviously foreseen a problem with the taxi line in civic for the long weekend and there were a large number of police standing in their usual place across the road outside dick smith. Now you would think that with so many of them they would quickly and easily take car of any dropkicks but every time someone got rowdy they would wait until a taxi driver would hurl abuse at them and threaten a complaint to come over and sort it out. To top the night off when a couple of younger male officers finished their shift, they drove up the interchange in their van, did a U-turn, then drove past the entire 3 hour long taxi line flipping everyone the bird with both hands, no hands on the wheel! Unfortunately being intoxicated and the end of a long night standing in the cold I didn’t even think to get the car number or plates from the van to make a complaint.

PBO 10:27 am 09 Jun 09

Are you a Massey?

peterh 10:19 am 09 Jun 09

to the OP, are you driving a fully sick car, or a car that looks like a moving defect? I have to say that i have never had any problems with the police, ever. Then again, I don’t give the officer any lip, but remain courteous, responding to their questions truthfully, and answer them as if i was a small child – i use sir a lot. Must be a throwback from my early years…

Grrrr 10:19 am 09 Jun 09

Is it because of the bald tyres on your 200SX? 😉

Davo111 10:12 am 09 Jun 09

Take a photo of yourself [and your car] and post it here, let us decide what you need to change to stay below the wrath of the police 🙂

Clown Killer 10:02 am 09 Jun 09

I would imagine that there would be very (very, very) few police who deliberately go out of their way to antagonise law abiding citizens just because they’re bored.

If you’re coming to the attention of the police on a regular basis, you might want to have a think about what you’re getting up to and who you’re hanging around with.

jakez 10:01 am 09 Jun 09

Valuing the security of my person and my life I tend to avoid the police wherever possible.

Except of course for when I have need to utilise their actually valuable services, which I am forced to do as self defence is a murky murky thing these days and private protection agencies are only (and quite ironically) for the Rosie O’Donnells of the world.

justbands 9:55 am 09 Jun 09

Examples please? I mind my own business…& oddly enough, the Police leave me alone to do exactly that.

shauno 9:52 am 09 Jun 09

Can only guess mate but its got to be something to do with the type of car you drive or the condition or modifications done to the car.

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