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Excellent police work!
 

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It would be interesting to see how this plays out. I would hate to be the next FHP Trooper stopped for a traffic violation. Sounds like the first shot in a war that nobody can win. Kinda like takeing a leak on the third rail...you just dont do it..jmho
 

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mongo said:
It would be interesting to see how this plays out. I would hate to be the next FHP Trooper stopped for a traffic violation. Sounds like the first shot in a war that nobody can win. Kinda like takeing a leak on the third rail...you just dont do it..jmho
Serpico anybody? All I can say is, forget traffic violation; I'd hate to be an FHP Trooper and in need of assistance on the job. While "120 MPH" is excessive (because let's not forget it's a Crown Vic that can only go that fast down hill); wouldn't it have been perhaps more prudent to put a call into the cops CO or XO?
 

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Why the ticket fixing in your title??? Name it for what it was. Yes, those speeds constitute a crime in most localities, not a violation. Being late is never a reason to drive in that fashion.
 

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Super Troopers comes to mind. LOL
 

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This is advice to all ..... Give no mercy.. then.. expect no mercy
 

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mongo said:
It would be interesting to see how this plays out. I would hate to be the next FHP Trooper stopped for a traffic violation. Sounds like the first shot in a war that nobody can win. Kinda like takeing a leak on the third rail...you just dont do it..jmho
From what I know about Florida, Miami police already hate the FHP and this traffic stop may be in retaliation.
 

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Dangerous driving when unnecessary can not be tolerated. I attended a high school in Brooklyn that used to allow students leave the building during lunch to go to a pizza joint on the corner. That stopped when a student was killed by an ambulance that had lights on and speeding. It was later determined that he ambulance had no where to go. Just was speeding around with no purpose.
 

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what ever happened to professional courtesy??
How much courtesy- by which you mean leniency- are you willing to grant to police to ABUSE THEIR POWER IN ORDER TO BREAK THE LAW?

"Forget" professional courtesy and "forget" that officer who decided to abuse his power and drive recklessly in a taxpayers' car to get to avoid being late to [off duty] work.

Next time you get pulled over for speeding just tell the cop you're running late and see how that pans out.
 

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Professional courtesy?... a professional wouldn't be abusing his position and doing 100+ mph...

I have a friend that was hit by an unmarked police car, driven by the head of the DWI squad...who must have been doing 'research' that evening. He was er spitfaced drunk - my friend was PUSHING his motorcycle 20+ feet off the road on the shoulder (he was always running out of gas) when he was struck and thrown ***over 700 - SEVEN HUNDRED FEET*** (this was in FL too)

...anyone still think the officer should have gotten any slack???

There was another incident that made one of the reality shows... another Florida off-duty black officer was stopped for "DWB"... "I'm on the job" even outranked the officer that stopped him... ended up getting belligerent and combative, and got arrested... Later the claim was he was stopped for "failure to signal" which I found highly amusing since the ONLY people that signal in Florida are tourists!!!
 

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Professional courtesy?... a professional wouldn't be abusing his position and doing 100+ mph...

I have a friend that was hit by an unmarked police car, driven by the head of the DWI squad...who must have been doing 'research' that evening. He was er spitfaced drunk - my friend was PUSHING his motorcycle 20+ feet off the road on the shoulder (he was always running out of gas) when he was struck and thrown ***over 700 - SEVEN HUNDRED FEET*** (this was in FL too)

...anyone still think the officer should have gotten any slack???

There was another incident that made one of the reality shows... another Florida off-duty black officer was stopped for "DWB"... "I'm on the job" even outranked the officer that stopped him... ended up getting belligerent and combative, and got arrested... Later the claim was he was stopped for "failure to signal" which I found highly amusing since the ONLY people that signal in Florida are tourists!!!
I dont condone any kind of aggressive driving and certainly not drunk driving but it would take a vehicle travelling over 127 miles per hour to throw a person 700 feet .
 

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I dont condone any kind of aggressive driving and certainly not drunk driving but it would take a vehicle travelling over 127 miles per hour to throw a person 700 feet .
You're picking too many nits.... The trail of debris and tracks to where the mangled friend came to rest was well over 700 feet...(that 700+ is from the investigation/report). So, he traveled a hell of a long way after being struck - whether it was entirely airborne or he was dragged some of that distance is unclear... Since he never knew what happened until a few weeks after when he woke up in the hospital, and the driver was too wasted to even realize it.... I just avoided typing out these last five lines by saying 'thrown'...
Sheesh!

(Oh, and notice that I'm leaving the nits alone and not questioning your formulae to back that up...Bodymass, trajectory, impact angle...)
 
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