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Old 02-17-07, 10:53 PM   #1
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Cops Must Love This Driver

On the way back from a Celtic festival tonight, I saw a pick up truck with a license plate that said "MLR TIME". I wonder how many times that person has been pulled over for veering a tiny bit over the yellow line?
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heheh
hahahahaha

at a previous job we had a label maker that made labels 3 inches tall by however wide we wanted.
we used to make stickers that say "Cops Suck" and "I Dare You To Pull Me Over" and "Yes I'm Drunk" and various vulgarities and put them on the bumpers of cars at the building next door.
I'd have loved to have seen when those people got pulled over
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I once made a big sign that read, "Severed Human Head Inside", and taped it to the side of a co-worker's lunch cooler. At the end of the day, I graciously offered to get his cooler for him, and then handed it to him so that the sign was on the side of the cooler facing away from him. As we walked down the street, I positioned myself so he'd have to walk on the part of the sidewalk next to traffic. When we got to my car, I asked where he was going next. "Oh, to the train station to pick up my wife," he said casually, still unaware of the sign.
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Ahhhhh. Practical jokes. The spice of life.
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We used to do that at work too.

Best one was one of the techs who was known for being pretty out of it.....we nicknamed him johnny neutron.

Well one day at the weekly meeting, he asked who ths wiseass was that removed the "TECH BENCH" tag from his bench and put "J. NEUTRON, TECH" in it's place. ...then after the meeting he earned his name yet again by running into a pole

People more or less try to sneak up on me....it usually doesn't work.
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Old 02-18-07, 09:14 PM   #6
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On the way back from a Celtic festival tonight, I saw a pick up truck with a license plate that said "MLR TIME". I wonder how many times that person has been pulled over for veering a tiny bit over the yellow line?
I'm not suprised, i recall reading a licence plat that had the abbreiviation of "Sex Machine" on his plate.
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I saw one around Austin, "BSD4LIF", if I remember right. Of course, someone had the license plate "RFC822", and a Volkswagon beetle is around these parts with the plate, "FEATURE".
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Old 02-18-07, 11:52 PM   #8
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I had an 'I Eat Babies' sticker on my T-bird.

I also had 'Thunderbird's Are GO' on the rear windscreen.
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Old 02-19-07, 07:46 AM   #10
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That one is not funny........being a officer I would do a felony stop on that a$$hole every damn chance I would get. That would go beyond freedom of speech in my book.
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Wouldn't that constitute harrassment?
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Wouldn't that constitute harrassment?
I say the license plate is somewhat harassment to me. No other reason to have plate like that in my opinion.
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2nd amendment. While I don't agree with the drivers sentiments, I support his right to voice the sentiment... Clearly MV would too, if the allowed the plate to be issued.

There are laws against your proposed actions.
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Old 02-19-07, 08:23 AM   #14
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2nd amendment. While I don't agree with the drivers sentiments, I support his right to voice the sentiment... Clearly MV would too, if the allowed the plate to be issued.

There are laws against your proposed actions.
If you have ever been shot at and do my job day in day out and see the worse of the worse you would take offense. For someone to have a plate that says that shows me a potential subject to be weary of. While yes.....DMV should have axed that plate they didn't and I respect freedom of speech. Now with that why are we sued when say racial slurs if freedom of speech protects all. Then why in a crowded theater can't we yell fire whether joke or not........freedom of speech <some would say yes.

I think you open yourself up to harassment with such so called freedom of speech when you display a tag like that. I have held the hand of a dying officer on the streets on Christmas night from being shot......a man who gave his life to protect yours you might say. I take offense and nothing will change my mind on that tag. Same as if if said the so called "N" word we all hate to hear or get so sensitive. If a plate said something derogatory to the black race I would take offense to that as well.

Distrust of cops if you have it is fine................but to openly make a statement as to killing one.......sorry, freedom has just overstepped it's bounds.
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I love the "if you'd done xx thing i've done, your views would be yy" defense, simply because it's not true. While, yes, the license plate should not be issued (and i'd complain to the DMV if it were in the same way I can't have a racist plate), since a license plate is from the government, you should still have a right to say it in some way (t-shirt, bumper sticker, etc.), even if it does piss people off. Of course, when said people kick your ass, it's your fault.
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In some places, that will also get your ass kicked.
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Of course, when said people kick your ass, it's your fault.
The difference is, of course, displaying it is not a crime, the ass kicking is.
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I have no problem with you taking offence to what any one says. You can be offended by what ever your little heart desires.

I understand and appreciate the fact that LEO's risk and sacrifice their lives on a daily basis. Still this gives you no quarter to harrass a citizen for a lawfully obtained and approved registration plate.

Your analogy is very ineffective and I'll not rebuke them because they detract from discussion of the topic at hand. The plate in and of itself is harmless even when attched to a vehicle it is still harmless.
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2nd amendment. While I don't agree with the drivers sentiments, I support his right to voice the sentiment... Clearly MV would too, if the allowed the plate to be issued.

There are laws against your proposed actions.
This discussion demonstrates Horace Greeley's comment that "Common sense is very uncommon."

Presented with a sentiment that if acted on would be illegal, I'd think that most LEO's would wait for a probable cause reason to stop the vehicle.

To put another slant on it, suppose a truck passed you with the license plate
BKE KLR? Would the implied disdain for your life and threat to your life be your primary concern, or would you focus on the driver's freedom of expression? Personally I'd think the driver did not feel bound by normal social mores, and act accordingly.
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If you only knew how many times PC attached to your everyday driving taht could get you stopped but doesn't would scare you to death. I assure you after riding behind anyone in the US for about 5 miles I could have a handful of reasons to stop the vehicle. fact is officers do not because we could never get anything else done. I guess we see differently on this and that is fine because like you said...........we are free to think as we want.

I guess enough said. I will refrain from any further post to this thread because it has taken a different slant.
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Old 02-19-07, 10:04 AM   #21
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I have no problem with you taking offence to what any one says. You can be offended by what ever your little heart desires.

I understand and appreciate the fact that LEO's risk and sacrifice their lives on a daily basis. Still this gives you no quarter to harrass a citizen for a lawfully obtained and approved registration plate.

Your analogy is very ineffective and I'll not rebuke them because they detract from discussion of the topic at hand. The plate in and of itself is harmless even when attched to a vehicle it is still harmless.
Not hardly............makes a good point. There are those called to serve and those who live off what we sacrifice day in and day out. I choose to make the world a little better in my case. No hard feelings.....have a nice day.
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I note that msheron said in his first post that he would have to have a reason to pull the car over. Just the plate would not be enough it seems. And, yes, there would be plenty of reasons that could be found.
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The difference is, of course, displaying it is not a crime, the ass kicking is.
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That one is not funny........being a officer I would do a felony stop on that a$$hole every damn chance I would get. That would go beyond freedom of speech in my book.
Thanks for living up to the regular cop stereotype. You have pretty atrocious spelling and grammar for a supposed officer.
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It's not a plate, but some years ago we had a bumper sticker that said something like, 'Dislike my Driving?, Call 1-800-Eat ****'. I kid you not.

Now we have statutes not allowing bumper stickers that make any such
reference.

Going back a few years, one of my favorites was, 'Support The Right To Arm
Bears'.
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