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  1. Harry Boy

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    The "Looney Liberals" think Wiretapping "Our Enemies" is bad they'll all have strokes over this one:

    Here's how it works: a sheriff's deputy dressed as an elf clocks cars using a radar gun then dispatches a motorcycle deputy to pull them over and issue the driver a ticket.


    More than 150 tickets were written in just over two hours Thursday.

    Some people said using a holiday icon to enforce the law didn't seem right.

    "That's specifically why we didn't use Santa Claus," Ken Wyne of the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. "We didn't choose a nativity scene. We chose an elf. An elf is known for their impish behavior. If you're going to speed in Orange County, you never know who's going to be on the street corner."

    The Orange County Sheriff's Office said they will continue to use similar decoys throughout the holiday season.

    Merry CHRISTmas----Happy Birthday Jesus H Christ Almighty GOD

    http://www.local6.com/news/10485255/detail.html
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    This thinker from the left side thinks it is a good idea, anything we can do to reduce the carnage on the roads is a good thing.
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    It strikes me as kinda dumb. If you're trying to catch speeders, why disguise yourself as something that will make people slow down to look at you?
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    Thats a good one Danny, I hope somebody will ask the Cops that.
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    #12 Jersey


    People won't slow down for cops?
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    I agree they're running out of trees up here in Maine to put crosses on, I could never understand why they produce cars that will travel 120 MPH then they make the speed limit 55 MPH.
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    I can attest that they do. On the way home on Thanksgiving during the long drive south on 95 everytime there was a cop car parked in the median (occupied or not) the traffic would grind from 85 mph to 50 mph, slowing traffic and causing accidents. Keep in mind, the speed limit on 95 is 70 mph, so I have no idea why we needed to slow to 50, but everyone did, so I did too.

    I'm not sure an elf would have that same effect.
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    HA! :rofl: Now that is funny! Funny and so true! Good one.
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    I remember in Conn. the cops used to sit on lawn tractors and while the landscapers would be cutting the grass. I guess if you're speeding, your speeding, regardless of how they catch you. Personally, I don't like them disguising themselves.
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    Yeah, I realize that. He said they would slow down to look at an elf - I would think that they would slow down more for a cop.

    What part of 95? The stretch around here is 65 MPH.
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    I got the impression that they were trying to catch speeders, not slow people down. A uniformed mannequin with a mean look on his face would do that. Heck, speed bumps slow people down. Speeding tickets are about revenue not just safety.
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    Someone gets it. This is more about cash than anything else. Do the math, 150 tickets at a minimum of $100 a pop. Cha-ching!
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    The whole drive by police departments to collect revenue by trapping "speeders" is demeaning to police officers who need to be doing more meaningful work. Speed traps are selective enforcement of statutes. They do nothing to slow down traffic or save lives. It's a bunch of bullsh-t. If the government really wantes to save lives, they'd outlaw cars that went over 80 mph.
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    #12 Jersey

    That would be no fun then, honostly.

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