This is a discussion on don't mess with Texas (cops)... give them your DL/ permit within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by ccw9mm I have yet to see a state in which it's lawful to disregard a demand to produce DL/reg/insur during a legitimate ...
When I get pulled over, I have my driver's license in hand before the officer even gets to my window. This woman was just being obstinate.
IIRC in Texas, one can drive until they are 95, after that they can still get a DL, but the requirements are more stringent. Is an older persons reflexes worse as they age? I'd say yes they are, I'm not near her age, but I'm not as quick as I was at one time. Politicians aren't quick to pass legislation to deter older folks from driving, they'd lose a large block of voters if so.
Repeat, I'm not defending her but I've seen and experienced unreasonable decision-making in older folks like that many times. Whoever you may be, nurse, doctor, cashier, or leo, sometimes a bit of patience will get you a long way with them.
Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.
Why do so many people make things more difficult than need be?
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
So many seem to feel entitled to partake of any activity when/where desired, to disrespect others at will, to disregard legitimate lawful authority, to harm others. I'm betting she had no decent parenting and mentoring while being raised, instilling the character foundation that would help keep her sane and whole for a lifetime.
Kinda reminds me of a lady that truly believes she's above the law and, 'how dare he pull me over during the course of my day, I gotta pee!'...
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
As we used to teach in the spook business, carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it you may shoot it. If you shoot it you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody - and he finds out about it - he may be very angry with you. -- Jeff Cooper
Makes me think of that sign: keep calm and carry on.
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
71 and older in the United States have dementia.
The only acceptable long-term outcome is to find a cure. We currently spend 1000x more on care than finding a cure.
It requires, though, people to be occasionally intentionally proactive.
The March of Dimes worked, because people made it happen.
I love the gaping mouth she had when she was being pulled from the car. Arrogance turned to disbelief! Priceless!