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From an ex-police Sergeant: How and why you should fight ALL speeding fines

U.S. Army Sgt. Jessie DeLarosa, assigned to the 56th Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, uses a radar gun to catch speeding violators at Tallil Air Base, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Lek Mateo. Via Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Army Sgt. Jessie DeLarosa, assigned to the 56th Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, uses a radar gun to catch speeding violators at Tallil Air Base, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Lek Mateo. Via Wikimedia Commons

For all you need-for-speed drivers out there.

via The Free Thought Project:

My name is Stan. I am a retired Sergeant of the Police force for 14 years. I was also a police prosecutor at times, so I know what I am talking about. I spent half my life in Magistrates Court during my time in the Force. I was only ever a very fair copper, and I am proud of my time in the job, looking after the interests of citizens, often to the detriment of my family and my health.

I never booked any driver for a trifling offence “ever”. People committing trifling offences commonly used to get a warning and a licence / vehicle check.

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Police Raid British Pub in Search of the “Holy Grail”

Christ of the Eucharist by Juan Juanes. This 16th-century painting depicts the Valencia Chalice. Via Wikipedia.

Christ of the Eucharist by Juan Juanes. This 16th-century painting depicts the Valencia Chalice. Via Wikipedia.

Police raid British pub in search of the Nanteos Cup, which some think is the Holy Grail.

via Reuters:

(Reuters) – British police raided an English country pub this week in search of a stolen wooden relic believed by some to be the Holy Grail – a cup from which, according to the Bible, Jesus is said to have drunk at his final meal before crucifixion.

The Grail has captivated religious experts for centuries, spawning myriad theories about its location and inspiring numerous fictional accounts from the Middle Ages onwards.

The object of the police search, which was unsuccessful, was a frail wooden bowl known as the Nanteos Cup that has been attributed with healing powers since the 19th century, attracting pilgrims and others who believe it may be the Holy Grail itself.

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American Police Departments Adding Military Weapons and Materiel

Nash BearcatThe unwinding of the massive American military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan means that there’s a lot of surplus military equipment that the armed forces are offering to US police departments, many of whom are now equipped better than some armies to fight a war reports the New York Times. Who they are fighting against is an open question for the comments…

NEENAH, Wis. — Inside the municipal garage of this small lakefront city, parked next to the hefty orange snowplow, sits an even larger truck, this one painted in desert khaki. Weighing 30 tons and built to withstand land mines, the armored combat vehicle is one of hundreds showing up across the country, in police departments big and small.

The 9-foot-tall armored truck was intended for an overseas battlefield. But as President Obama ushers in the end of what he called America’s “long season of war,” the former tools of combat — M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, silencers and more — are ending up in local police departments, often with little public notice.

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Cop Caught Recording Footage of Men’s Restrooms Also Operated Glory Hole In Home

PIC: Chesterfield PD

PIC: Chesterfield PD

Police who traced a video camera discovered in a men’s bathroom to its owner discovered he was one of their own… and he was inviting “straight” men to his home to receive oral sex from the other side of the barrier. The “straight” men apparently had “no idea” that there was a man on the other side of the glory hole. Really?

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KSDK) – Chesterfield police have arrested one of their own for recording video in a men’s restroom.

Chesterfield Police Officer David Cerna, 33, faces a felony charge of invasion of privacy, according to Chesterfield Police Chief Ray Johnson. Cerna set up a camera in a vent in a Mobil on the Run location, where it recorded men using the facilities, Johnson said during a press conference.

A media investigation tipped off the department that someone had been recording a men’s restroom, Johnson said.

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Would-Be Revolutionaries Turn Guns On Themselves After Killing Three in Las Vegas Shooting

PIC: Glasgows (CC)

PIC: Glasgows (CC)

“Tell the police the revolution has begun!” the suspects – a man and a woman – are reported to have said after murdering two police officers at a pizza parlor on their lunch break at a pizza parlor. The suspects then left and murdered a third person in front of the Walmart that they chose as the scene of their murder/suicide.

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) — UPDATE: Five people — including two Metro police officers — are dead in a shootout late Sunday morning in the northeast part of the valley.

Two Metro officers were on their lunch break at the restaurant. The officers were ambushed and shot at Cici’s Pizza, 309 N. Nellis Blvd. about 11:25 a.m. One died at the scene and the other died later while in surgery at UMC.

The officers killed have been identified as Alyn Beck, 42, and Igor Soldo, 32. Beck leaves a wife and three children while Soldo is survived by his wife and a baby.

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British Man Wearing Pig Mask Arrested For Impersonating A Police Officer

PIC: Manchester Evening News (C)

PIC: Manchester Evening News (C)

Really? I think he should sue (eeeeeeeeeee!).

Greater Manchester Police arrested a man who put on a pig mask, toy helmet and reflective jacket in order to perform “comical parodies” about the behavior of law enforcement officials.

New Moston man Steven Peers was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer after he put on the costume to call attention to how GMP officers conducted themselves during anti-fracking protests.

The 46-year-old was arrested after being stopped by an officer outside a police station.

“My reaction to being arrested was total disbelief. I was wearing a toy hat and a pig mask and was arrested for impersonating a police officer. It’s ridiculous,” Peers told the Manchester Evening News. “If they want to take it to court they will be a laughingstock because there is no substance to it whatsoever.”

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Maryland Police Chief Cited Satirical “Mass Marijuana Deaths” News Story In Testimony Against Decriminalizion

Michael PristoopVia Reason, the evidence presented to the Maryland State Senate against legalizing marijuana earlier this year was a DailyCurrant.com joke article informing that 37 people had overdosed and died on the first day of decriminalized weed in Colorado:

Testifying against marijuana legalization before the Maryland legislature, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop warned of the potentially lethal consequences. “The first day of legalization, that’s when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana,” Pristoop told the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. “I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths.”

As Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery) quickly pointed out, what Pristoop actually remembered was a joke story at The Daily Currant headlined “Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado on First Day of Legalization.”

Pristoop seemed taken aback that something he had seen in print might not be the literal truth. “If it was a misquote,” he told Raskin, “then I’ll stand behind the mistake.

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Chicago Police Harassing Non-Criminals Predicted To Commit “Future Crime”

lookingNothing like being threatened and stalked by people with guns – no harm done, right? Cop Block writes:

For 22-year old Robert McDaniel, there was [worry] when a police commander showed up at his house simply to issue a threat that he was being watched by police. McDaniel’s grew up in a gritty neighborhood, but was guilty of no crime, and had no recent interactions with police of any kind. Yet there with this official authority standing there on his porch, issuing a stern warning that he was being watched and there would be severe consequences if he committed a crime.

University professors have teamed up with the Chicago police department to develop a new technology which will allegedly predict violent criminal behavior. A computerized algorithm has now generated a “Heat List” which indexes approximately 400 individuals they see as likely to commit violent crimes in the future. And some of the people on the list are not criminals at all.

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