Court Shoots Down Cop's Assertion That Driving Without Breaking Any Laws Is 'Suspicious'

from the scofflaws-not-even-bothering-to-break-the-law-anymore dept

Must be tough out there for cops. Literally everything is suspicious. And there are only so many hours in the day. Since no court is willing to end the tradition of pretextual stops, anything that can be described as suspicious has been used to initiate fishing expeditions.

A few courts have called out this tendency to view almost everything humans do as indicative of criminal behavior. This is one of the better call-outs, as it gives some indication of just how many "training and experience" assertions the court has had to wade through while dealing with law enforcement assertions about reasonable suspicion.

A logical reasoning sequence based upon some “training and experience” — because drug traffickers have been seen breathing, then breathing is an indicia of drug trafficking. Because they normally have two hands, then having two hands is an indicia of drug smuggling. Silly — maybe, but one can wonder if that is the direction we are heading. Whether it be driving a clean vehicle, or looking at a peace officer, or looking away from a peace officer, or a young person driving a newer vehicle, or someone driving in a car with meal wrappers, or someone driving carefully, or driving on an interstate, most anything can be considered as indicia of drug trafficking to law enforcement personnel.

Maybe this is because drug smugglers just happen to be human beings and being such, they tend to engage in the same innocuous acts in which law abiding citizens engage. See Gonzalez-Galindo v. State, 306 S.W.3d at 896 (observing that “[c]riminals come in all makes and colors. Some have hair, some do not. Some are men, some are not. Some drive cars, some do not. Some wear suits, some do not. Some have baseball caps, some do not. Some want attention, some do not. Some have nice cars, some do not. Some eat spaghetti, some do not. And, sometimes, some even engage in innocent activity.”)

This is in addition to these data points, all presumed to be "suspicious" behavior by law enforcement officers:

That's the standard law enforcement holds itself to. Fortunately, some courts refuse to accept this lower standard of suspicion. The Arizona Court of Appeals is one of those courts. This recent decision [PDF] overturns a lower court's inexplicable support of a cop's extremely dubious "reasonable suspicion" claims. (via The Newspaper)

The defendant was pulled over by a police officer shortly after leaving a bar. According to the unnamed officer, the defendant's driving was suspicious. Here's what the officer observed:

At the June 2018 evidentiary hearing, the officer testified that, while on patrol for a DUI task force on December 7, 2017 around 9:30 p.m., he first observed Flynn when he was exiting a strip mall parking lot near Dobson and Guadalupe Roads in Mesa. The strip mall contained several restaurants that were open at the time but, because the officer knew there was a hole in a fence on the opposite side of the complex that separated the strip mall parking lot from an adjacent bar, he followed Flynn for approximately two miles. During this time, the officer estimated Flynn’s speed at between twenty-eight and thirty-five miles per hour, never reaching the posted limit of forty-five miles per hour. In the course of following Flynn, the officer observed no traffic violations or other clues of impairment.

This was the entirety of the officer's assertion: that he had observed literally nothing else than a person leaving a strip mall and driving home while obeying all traffic laws and otherwise appearing to be sober.

The officer tried to claim that the driver's inability to hit the posted speed limit was itself suspicious. This ignores that fact that a speed limit limits top speed. It does not make driving at a lower speed illegal, nor necessarily indicate the driver is impaired.

On top of that, the officer could not deliver any reliable testimony about his speed limit-related observations.

The officer testified he initiated the stop solely because Flynn left the vicinity of a bar and then traveled at a speed that varied but remained below the posted limit. However, the officer did not remember how many times Flynn’s speed varied. He did not have any clear recollection of where the fluctuations occurred or whether Flynn had been required to stop or slow down for any of the seven light-controlled intersections the pair encountered. Nor was he able to testify as to how frequent or great a speed variance would need to be to qualify as a clue of impairment.

With that, the suppression order is reinstated and the prosecution loses all the evidence the cop obtained during his suspicionless stop. The problem, of course, is that a ruling like this won't deter officers from performing suspicionless stops. It will just make them work a bit harder when crafting their assertions. People are still going to get stopped for completely bullshit reasons and allow taxpayers to fund the redress of grievances.

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    Pixelation, 19 Sep 2019 @ 4:35pm

    Suspicious

    I remember someone telling me a long time ago that cops will look for people driving just under the speed limit once the bars close, because people who have been drinking are trying to be extra careful. If I had a few, back then, I would drive 4 or 5 over.

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      Anonymous Coward, 20 Sep 2019 @ 3:29pm

      Re: Suspicious

      I wouldn't recommend this. Particularly if it's late at night. I was once pulled over for going 40 in a 35 late on a Friday or Saturday a few years ago. The cop even said to me "I pulled you over because you were going a little fast. It was only about 5 mph over and it's not something I'd normally stop you for but I can use it as a DUI check." He told me that because he had already quickly determined I was not under the influence and then let me go without any tickets. I would always recommend obeying every law to the letter if you are worried about being pulled over. You make them at least justify with cause the reason for being pulled over. Also, a lawyer friend of mine who's a public defender told me a good sign of a bullshit stop is when the officers don't ticket for anything but somehow the driver winds up arrested for drinking or drugs or something else. All good cops doing the job lawfully tend to issue the citation for the original stop in addition to the DUI one. If you are swerving or something, they'll definitely give you the ticket for whatever that violation is and then arrest you for DUI as well. Don't make it easy for them.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2019 @ 4:42pm

    You know, if I saw somebody leave a bar and then poke along fluctuating between 28 and 35 in a 45 zone, I have to say that I would give it about a 70 percent chance that that person was over the limit. Later in the evening it would be more like 85 percent.

    Unlike a lot of things cops use, that's actually "probable".

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      Stephen T. Stone (profile), 19 Sep 2019 @ 5:23pm

      A tyrant will always find a pretext for their tyranny. Yours is no different than the one used by the cops in this case.

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      Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2019 @ 6:32pm

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      The decision covers legitimate reasons for the behavior. For example, there were seven traffic lights in two miles, and the cop was unable to come up with an answer to whether or not the suspect had been stopped by any of them. If the lights were evenly spaced, that's only about 1/3 of a mile between them.

      It's also possible the driver didn't know the speed limit for certain. There are stretches of road in my town that don't have posted speed limits for at least a full mile, sometimes more. If I don't know, I assume 35.

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      Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2019 @ 7:18pm

      Re:

      No it actually isn’t. Hence this ruling.

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      Mononymous Tim (profile), 19 Sep 2019 @ 7:27pm

      Re:

      Did you read the whole story? How 'bout The Newspaper one that was linked to? How does this mean he was seen leaving a bar?

      The strip mall contained several restaurants that were open at the time but, because the officer knew there was a hole in a fence on the opposite side of the complex that separated the strip mall parking lot from an adjacent bar, he followed Flynn for approximately two miles.

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      Nerys (profile), 19 Sep 2019 @ 7:29pm

      Re:

      He did not leave from a bar. He left from a shopping center with restaurents. From what I am reading there is a bar nearby and he is asserting with NO PROOF AT ALL that "people park here" and walk across a field through a hole in the fence to a bar. yeah. NO PC at all. None. and the speed limit is not the speed you are supposed to drive. the PSL is the max speed you may drive "conditions permitting" Nighttime would reduce this max speed to something appropriate to the night time conditions. so 35mph might be spot on right for night time on this 45mph daytime road.

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        Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2019 @ 7:56pm

        Re: Re: hello, "Nerys"!

        Awake from your 55 month nap, eh?

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          Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2019 @ 7:57pm

          Re: Re: Re: hello, "Nerys"!

          [Trouble getting in again! Hello, Timmy!]

          Fearless Zombie Hunter

          Tonight's Zombie: "Nerys" with a pretty good 55 month gap!

          2 comments total, the first Jan 29th, 2015.

          Saw the three from 7:15 show up in quick order on previously dead dull topic and just had to look in. Paid off.

          Thank you, "Nerys" and Zombie / Astroturf Master (who are both pretty obviously Timothy Geigner right before his piece came out) for so clearly confirming my bias that many of the accounts here are astro-turfing!

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            Stephen T. Stone (profile), 19 Sep 2019 @ 8:05pm

            You’re going through an awful lot of trouble to discredit commenters on a site you’ve said is read only by 27 Bangladeshi people.

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              Gary (profile), 19 Sep 2019 @ 8:43pm

              Re:

              What's with Blue Balls not doing his insane names?

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                Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2019 @ 9:06pm

                Re: Re:

                The spam detection system seems to have picked up more of his tells. He's recently complained about not being able to cram obnoxiously long titles in his posts.

                But let's face it, it's the same case with John Smith/Whatever/MyNameHere/horse with no name. Even without a silly pseudonym it's not hard to pick them out from other Anonymous Cowards. One's a whore for anyone who criticizes Section 230 and the other pounces on "zombies" like it's the Watergate scandal.

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                PaulT (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 12:17am

                Re: Re:

                He's lazy. I think he was trying that to throw off the spam filter, and now he's worked out that doesn't work he's not bothering.

                Well, I say lazy - I haven't seen anyone put in so gargantuan an effort to continue talking to a community that's told him he's not wanted so many times, so he has a work ethic. Just not related to anything useful.

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                  Gary (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 6:06am

                  Re: Re: Re:

                  He's more than welcome to pick a screen name and register IMHO. I'm fairly sure that most of his posting problems are due to his attempts to remain anonymous combined with obnoxious titles, content and names slamming up against the spam filters.

                  Filters he claims are a horrible violation of his "rights" under Cabbage Law.

                  Honestly, if he'd just buck up set his own blog he'd understand the issues he bitches about better. We could see if he'd last two days without blocking my screen name.

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                    Scary Devil Monastery (profile), 26 Sep 2019 @ 12:45am

                    Re: Re: Re: Re:

                    "I'm fairly sure that most of his posting problems are due to his attempts to remain anonymous combined with obnoxious titles, content and names slamming up against the spam filters."

                    Well, not really. His named sock puppets all tend to get banned simply because any time he gets into an actual debate he simply can't hold back from death threats, rape threats, abusive language, and low-grade flame spam. As soon as Torrentfreak started using disqus account verification I was a bit torn over it...but it made Baghdad bob/Blue go away very effectively.

                    He's only capable of posting on forums where accounts aren't required these days. And that's where I think he got his hate for section 230 from, believing that acting like a shit in someone elses digital living room is his god-given right...

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                  James Burkhardt (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 11:10am

                  Re: Re: Re:

                  On more than one occasion he has claimed he has had to submit a comment 10+ times before it wasn't 'held for moderation'. And he wonders why he his posts are considered spam.

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                    bhull242 (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 10:35pm

                    Re: Re: Re: Re:

                    I’m confused about him complaining that his comment was held for moderation. Why can’t he just wait for it to get through moderation or be rejected first?

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                      urza9814 (profile), 23 Sep 2019 @ 7:57am

                      Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

                      Eh, he's probably used to Disqus sites. A lot of those seem to be configured for moderation without the site owners realizing it, such that "held for moderation" ends up meaning "your comment will never be posted".

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                        Scary Devil Monastery (profile), 26 Sep 2019 @ 12:48am

                        Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

                        "Eh, he's probably used to Disqus sites."

                        Most of which require you to have an actual account with disqus, facebook or google before they let you post. With every account of his getting banned from those platforms in record time because of recurring threats of death, rape, racial or gender-based slurs, racist exposition or general bigotry, flaming and spamming it's unlikely he's EVER managed to post much on a disqus site at all.

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                Scary Devil Monastery (profile), 26 Sep 2019 @ 12:40am

                Re: Re:

                "What's with Blue Balls not doing his insane names?"

                He may, by now, have picked up on the fact that posting the same easily recognizable gibberish from 50+ new sock puppets each month isn't helping his credibility?

                That said, his "zombie hunter" shtick where he claims, using sock puppets and block workarounds, that OTHER people are astroturfing/trolling, is a new low.

                On top of that he tries to make the claim that accounts which have been INACTIVE for a time are, for some odd reason, astroturfers. Apparently in his little world marketing is more effective the less active it is...

                Pro Tip for anyone looking for astroturfers - the real tell is NOT that an account has been inactive, which only indicates the holder has some sort of real life going on - it's a scattered spew of stale propaganda and one-line commentary across dozens of forums in order to establish a comment history.

                To exemplify Blue/Baghdad Bob had, before his aliases all got banned and blocked, just this type of history. And we can still all recognize him from his unmistakable "prose" and cheap rhetoric tricks.

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            Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2019 @ 9:48pm

            Re: Blue balls other alias is ignorant motherfucker

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            Kal Zekdor (profile), 19 Sep 2019 @ 11:58pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re: hello, "Nerys"!

            Are you still going on about this shit? Really?

            Not everyone is as obsessed with this site as you are.

            I have a massive gap in my comment history starting around 2006/2007. 1 comment in 5 years. I was fighting/recovering from cancer at the time, and techdirt wasn't really on my list of priorities.

            For fuck's sake...

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              Stephen T. Stone (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 6:32am

              Not everyone is as obsessed with this site as you are.

              Nobody is as obsessed with Techdirt as Blue is, and that includes the people who run the site.

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            Nerys (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 12:31am

            Re: Re: Re: Re: hello, "Nerys"!

            Timmy? I guess I stepped into someones little internet war ehh?

            You off your meds their AC ?

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              Canuck, 20 Sep 2019 @ 1:28am

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: hello, "Nerys"!

              He appears to be permanently off his much needed meds. I'd say come to Canada where they're affordable, but please Gawd, don't. Just don't.

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          Anonymous Coward, 22 Sep 2019 @ 5:29am

          Re: Re: Re:

          Awwww, someone's angry because police need to exercise more restraint when pulling people over.

          Sucks to be you, blue boy!

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      PaulT (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 12:13am

      Re:

      "if I saw somebody leave a bar"

      ...then you'd have seen something that the officer in the story did not.

      "Unlike a lot of things cops use, that's actually "probable""

      It's just as probable that you're posting on a stolen computer. Better turn yourself in.

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      Anonymous Coward, 20 Sep 2019 @ 7:50am

      Re:

      28 and 35 have a zero percent chance of being above the limit of 45.

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      Nona, 20 Sep 2019 @ 8:54am

      Re:

      You must be a cop or family.

      How about that the man can't see well in the dark, and has to drive carefully?

      Or some other valid reason?

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        PaulT (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 10:23am

        Re: Re:

        "How about that the man can't see well in the dark, and has to drive carefully?"

        Well, at that point I'd say it's perfectly valid to pull the guy over to make sure he's capable of controlling his vehicle. The cop should maybe have used that as his excuse.

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      Peter, 20 Sep 2019 @ 10:08am

      Re: variable speeds

      The route home from my pub is a 50mph limit. However, because of the varying conditions I could at at particular point be doing between 50 and 20. In fact if I stuck to 50 I would probably crash. Driving under the speed limit, with no indication of road conditions (which is exactly the situation in this court case), is of no use as an indicator of DUI at all.

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      urza9814 (profile), 23 Sep 2019 @ 7:51am

      Re:

      Except in this case he wasn't seen leaving a bar, he was seen leaving a shopping center that happened to be located in the general vicinity of a bar.

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    retired guy, 19 Sep 2019 @ 5:13pm

    if only the same for walking, or sitting at a bus stop

    See subject re life in salt lake city

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward (profile), 19 Sep 2019 @ 7:40pm

    If only 'peace officers' were required to know the law

    If I worked in an environment that allowed me to do my job without knowing about the rules and/or consequences of not knowing the rules or how to do my job, it wouldn't take much before I would be fired. Even in right to work states. It just takes a bit of documentation to fire me. In employment at will states it would take even less.

    But then two things. The first is that public employees have been allowed to have unions, and those unions negotiate contracts under the threat of withholding public services lest the public acquiesce to their demands (maybe the only thing Reagan got right when he didn't), and the Supreme Court, where they held that law enforcement officers didn't need to know the laws they are required to enforce.

    Not only should the police be required to know the laws they enforce, in detail, but they should also know the appropriate methodologies for applying those laws. The whole concept of 'qualified immunity' comes from there being no established reason for the public official to know that what they did was wrong, yet many untrained public persons can tell that the violation obfuscated the Constitution, regardless of precedent. We have few courts that are willing to establish that precedent so that the same, or similar violations would be illegal in the future. Is it possible that it is because their decision will not be told to or trained to police officers who have no reason to know the law?

    There is a four part article at Reason called "Imagining a World Without Qualified Immunity" (Parts I-Iv)(I could post all four links but the search isn't that hard) where the author goes through three articles spouting statistics about how little impact the removal of qualified immunity would have, and in the fourth discusses the incentives that the lawyers may or may not have in pursuing civil rights cases.

    What I found lacking was any analysis of whether there should or should not be any pre-existing case law about whether a particular act violated the Constitution and/or whether or not the individual doing the alleged violation should have known or didn't need to know if it was in fact a violation prior to committing that act?

    Professionals should know their business. Are they arguing that police are not professionals? If they are, what are the implications of that?

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      Anonymous Anonymous Coward (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 6:32am

      Re: If only 'peace officers' were required to know the law

      Reason published today a Part V in the series "Imagining a World Without Qualified Immunity" which does in fact get to the questions I raised above.

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      James Burkhardt (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 11:24am

      Re: If only 'peace officers' were required to know the law

      "Right to work" does not mean "Employers have to go through hoops to fire you". It is not a contrast to "At will employment".

      At will employment means there are no employment protections in your employment contract, and that as long as you aren't fired for explicitly illegal reasons, there is no need an employer let you go 'For cause'. All states in the US are at will employment states, though some states recognise some exceptions.

      "Right to work" states bar employers from requiring you be a part of a union, and therefore bar Unions from requiring employees be members. Nothing about right to work requires an employer to document 'cause' to fire you. In fact, right to work makes it more likely you won't be covered by the biggest reason they might not be able to fire you: A bargaining agreement with a union.

      Please stop conflating At-Will employment and Right to Work laws. They aren't comparable situations, they aren't mutually exclusive, and nothing you said makes any sense when you know what they are.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2019 @ 8:27pm

    Going back to the original 2016 thread we see how John Smith, at the time going by the pseudonym of Whatever, absolutely shitting his thong at the idea of a judge rescinding some of the benefit of doubt that cops have become entitled to enjoying.

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    Thompson, 20 Sep 2019 @ 3:05am

    Timmy? I guess I stepped into someones little internet war ehh?

    You off your meds their AC ?

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    Anonymous Hero, 20 Sep 2019 @ 7:34am

    I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, what the cop did was ridiculous. On the other hand, I am in favor of removing slow drivers from the roads.

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      That One Guy (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 9:31am

      Re:

      If anyone can be pulled over and searched, despite not breaking any laws, then guess who's much more likely to get searched once those 'slow drivers' aren't around?

      Until driving slow becomes a crime letting police pull them over and search them is not the proper response, no matter how annoying they may be.

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 Sep 2019 @ 7:56am

    If cops think everyone is a criminal, can I sue them for defamation?

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      Anonymous Coward, 20 Sep 2019 @ 8:31pm

      Re:

      You can't sue them for thinking it, no.

      You can't sue them for saying it, either, since it won't lower your reputation if they say it's true of everyone.

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 Sep 2019 @ 11:16am

    Speedometers in automobiles are not known for their accuracy, and yet there are stories of some who get tickets for a few miles per hour over the limit. Now you can get pulled over for a few under the limit.
    Why do they not just admit it ... they can pull you over for anything or no reason at all. Is it law enforcement or bullshit enforcement?

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      nasch (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 2:27pm

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      Speedometers in automobiles are not known for their accuracy, and yet there are stories of some who get tickets for a few miles per hour over the limit.

      A few points about that:

      • speedometers must be accurate to within 5 mph at 50 mph in the US
      • in Europe, or at least UK, speedometers are not permitted to read low (in other words you're going faster than it says) at all, so most manufacturers make sure their cars follow that rule
      • you're responsible for your speed
      • it doesn't matter how accurate speedometers are, as long as the radar gun is accurate enough for the ticket issued (see above - you're responsible for your speed, and "my speedometer said 55" is not a valid excuse)

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        Anonymous Coward, 21 Sep 2019 @ 3:35am

        Re: Re:

        Also, the relationship between road speed and indicated speed is dependent on how worn your tyres are, as it actually an RPM counter for your wheels.

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          nasch (profile), 21 Sep 2019 @ 10:08am

          Re: Re: Re:

          You will get a very slightly too high reading with worn tires. Unless you wear them down all the way until they're bald, probably not much difference, and it makes the speedometer read faster than you're actually going. So you would be less likely to get a speeding ticket, assuming you still rely on your speedometer.

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    ECA (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 11:37am

    Simple logic(dont always work)

    the Illegals with problems with ID and insurance...TEND to Drive Very safely..
    whats fun about this, is those LEGAL, that forget this. They loose a Insurance, and KNOW they must drive safe, but everyone in the car is Smoking weed.(including a minor)

    But Mostly the illegals Go out to the back roads when they have had a few beers..

    There are things we NEED to teach our kids.
    There are things we need to teach the police.

    I was stopped for a bad light..and wanted to go check it, but the cop wouldnt let me. he decided to only warn me.. i checked later...NO BAD LIGHT..

    For some reason it seems our police are becoming opportunistic Capitalists..

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      Re: To whatreallyhappened readers: Techdirt HATES you!

      So here are the links at the top of the site WhatReallyHappened (I don't recommend it):

      HOW TO HAVE HONEST ELECTIONS | ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS | THE CLINTON BODY COUNT | THE EPIC OF CLINTONS-MESS! | WAS HILLARY CLINTON SPYING? | THE ELEVENTH MARBLE | THE WRH BANKER ARTICLES: ALL IN ONE CHUNK | OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS | LIE OF THE CENTURY | A GALLERY OF FAKE DEAD BIN LADENS | SO YOU THINK WAR IS A GOOD IDEA? | FAKE TERROR | NEW MCCARTHYISM | 9-11 | CLIMATEGATE | OK CITY | TWA 800 | MENA | OBAMA THE LOVE CHILD | WACO | JFK | RFK | JFK Jr. | MLK | VINCE FOSTER | COINTELPRO | MOCKINGBIRD | ATHEISM | HAWAII | PEARL HARBOR | KILLING JESUS' FAMILY | OPIUM AND AFGHANISTAN | IRAN A THREAT? | BIG BANG | RKBA |

      You can probably draw pretty good conclusions just from that. Why he thinks there are any others readers from that site around here, I don't know.

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    • identicon
      Rocky, 20 Sep 2019 @ 7:44pm

      Re: To whatreallyhappened readers: Techdirt HATES you!

      This is not the site you're looking for.

      I'm sorry to tell you this, but the Jedi mind-trick isn't real.

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      ECA (profile), 20 Sep 2019 @ 10:18pm

      Re: To whatreallyhappened readers: Techdirt HATES you!

      Bud,
      Nice site..
      but the front page is to busy..
      and convoluted, buried in its own mass...and just a Link site to others..

      Im here for the entertainment, not to be Overwhelmed by TONS and TONS of BS..even if the truth is buried there..

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  • identicon
    kender, 20 Sep 2019 @ 8:47pm

    A rather dangerous approach as we the people whose forced taxation pays their salary, may very well turn around and collectively decide that stupidity is an indicia of law enforcement and dispense with these vermin forthwith!

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    Hello, 21 Sep 2019 @ 8:52pm

    HELLO!
    The word "indicia" is plural, not singular.
    Next time you will be fined $0.02 for my 2 cents.

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  • icon
    oliviawilliams (profile), 8 Jan 2020 @ 7:20am

    suspicious

    It's like saying that an uncontested divorce in Washington state is 'suspicious' and use the site https://onlinedivorcewa.com/ for getting divorce documents is weird

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