This is a discussion on Interesting call from a student... within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by SIXTO I can one up that. Just yesterday, I had a dingle berry insisting that I file vandalism charges on a lady ...
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LEOs have to deal with so much stupid in society...I just give them my license and answer whatever question and try to make their job, day, and life a little easier so they are quick to realize I'm not part of the stupid. They seem to appreciate that and treat me accordingly. Never a problem of any kind. Always polite and appreciative of my approach. If I was speeding, I deserve a ticket...not their fault.
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You know what his reasoning was for the Public Nuisance ticket? I knew shooting bothered my neighbors but I did it anyway. Sound like he knows what he's doing? I sure don't think that fits the legal definition of Public Nuisance. I told him that they knew I didn't like them living next to me but they do it anyway, so was he going to give them a Public Nuisance ticket for that? He didn't seem to like that one.
Every situation is different, and you shouldn't automatically assume that someone is wrong about wanting charges filed against someone else. Not all LEO's are knowledgeable. Quite the opposite, in fact. I will admit that some of them are very knowledgeable about the legal process, but my experience is that most aren't. I don't know how many times I've seen charges filed simply because the officer was in a bad mood. Heck, I've seen both parties charged with completely unrelated charges, just for inconveniencing the deputy.
Don't mistake this for cop bashing. My Dad was in law enforcement for over 20 years. I have the utmost respect for officers that are decent. The ones that aren't decent don't deserve the time of day though, IMO.