I figured that I would never meet a police officer like that. Turns out yesterday I was at a friend's house and parked in the street about 2 feet away from the neighbor's driveway, since at the time that was the only room available. Where I live pretty much everyone just makes sure not to block your driveway and you're fine.
My friend's neighbor is crazy though. She threatened to kill my friend and his parents a while back, then threatened to kill the police officers that showed up after my friend's parents called the police. She found one of the officer's home phones and threatened his wife if she didn't give her the officer's cell phone number. She ended up being put in a 72 hold but no charges brought against her.
She called the sheriff's department on my car yesterday and one of them came out. He knew all about the woman and said there isn't much they can do about people like that when the DA decides not to charge them with anything. He just told me I had to be 4 feet away from the driveway and asked me to move it. He could have easily just given me a ticket and left. He was very nice and chatted for a bit.
Glad it all turned out good.
This has nothing to do with having a weapon. It's what a person should do EVERY TIME they get pulled over if they want a safe, easy stop. It also gets you out of a ticket a lot more than any other method.
I mean, when most LEO's pull someone over, they're not thinking "I wonder if he has a kilo of Coke under the seat." There's a much better chance that person's thinking "Am I going to be shot at this time?" A LEO put at ease makes everything work so much more smoothly.
Just curious ........ Glad it went ok for you........... Hope you got the bulb changed within the next 30 minutes......
I wondered what i would do,if i had to tell a LEO i am carrying.It happened to me once speeding.I just gave the LEO the the 3 things,plus the ccw and figured,i would let him decide what he wanted to do.He asked me,where on me, was mine and i showed him.I'm sure he ran my permit when he went back to his car.So far as gun,that was it.
Digging for wallet and registration before I got to the window wasn't always seen as same so clearly in my "officer safety educated" mindset. I wanted their hands and bodies still, hands in view. If they needed a wallet I was more than happy to watch them get it.
And as to that 4th amendmkent reference:
All those words have meanings. You get stopped by a uniformed LEO in the performance of his duties and sit in your car and refuse to roll a window down even is gonna end "not well" one day. In that vehicle you have chosen to operate along with the rest of the motoring (and walking) public on a public roadway you have given up some degree of privacy already, you are not at home in your living room behind closed door and window on your 34 acre ranch now. Looking at your license and registration and having conversation on a traffic stop is a temporary seizure of minimal intrusion already settled by SCOTUS.Quote:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Hey Duk, I hate those "ghost" McAllen P.D. cruisers they do have a way of sneaking up on you!!! Just a heads up Edinburg is also running a couple of those units.
And I completely agree with the last sentiment I quoted above.