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Well I guess my posting on the DMV pissed off some. Now I'm getting roughly worded e-mails. So much for FREE SPEECH.
Hope your having an interesting summer. :o)
-- Kenneth in N.C. (email@example.com), June 10, 2001
By the way there are at least 2 NC police officers lurking on here. Wouldn't be surprised if there are some others from different states. Thought you might want to know.
-- Kenneth in N.C. (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 10, 2001.
So why would cops be interested in what a bunch of middle-aged bumkins are chatting about?
-- Laura (LadybugWrangler@hotmail.com), June 11, 2001.
Heck if I know Laura, but i got several rather PO'd emails from a person claiming to be Deputy Sheriff. And 5 others whom were scared to put their names on them.
I noticed that over at CS the same bs happens when you rant about government.
It's just a sign of the times we live in.
-- Kenneth in N.C. (email@example.com), June 11, 2001.
Kenneth, it seems like all too many people take advantage of the anonymity of the internet to be rude, crude and disgusting, not to mention threatening. I see them as total cowards, as the only time they go anon. is when they post something vile. I not only don't give much credence to what the anonymous posters have to say, I rarely bother to even read an anonymous message. Sort of like listening to our ex-President.....regardless of where you stand politically, why waste your time listening to a known liar?
As for the cops lurking, do you have any evidence that they are looking to cause harm to any of us? First of all, I don't know of anyone here who is a violent radical. Second, I figure anything posted on the internet is public, if anyone has something they want to keep private, the internet is NOT the place to discuss it, LOL! I'm not ashamed or afraid of anything I've said. (Although I agree with you, times are changing somewhat.) And although there are bad cops, I still believe they are not the majority. Yet, anyway. I do live in a small town, so I may be a litte naive there, I know some of the big city cops are much different. But my brother in law is a police detective (in a city), I don't know that he or his fellow officers feel any different about things than the majority of us do, or would be upset about things being said on this forum. Many of the cops in my town (including the police chief) go to my church, and feel much the same as I do about God, government, constitutional rights, etc. My dh and I spent the other evening visiting with our neighbor (recently retired judge), a school teacher, our police chief, and others. They were even more outspoken then we are about liberals, the public school system, the way the government is headed, etc. Not all cops are unaware of our constitutional rights, and the abuses of our government. If these NC cops who are lurking are looking for some violent activists on this list, let them look, they'll get bored in a hurry. If they fee like we do, or are just curious, I hope they stop lurking and join our conversations.
BTW, anyone can claim to be a cop on the internet. A lot of child molesters claim to be teenagers or sweet old grannies too. Ask the person who posted that information to you to provide some credentials. I'll bet you won't hear from them again.
-- Lenette (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 11, 2001.
I did dialog with one DMV officer and it worked out. Its easy to see red when you read a long thread about your work. I guess its true of all professions theres good ones and bad ones. And your right about the guys that "claimed" to be deputy sheriffs their e-mail were fake. So I couldn't reply to them.
Have a great day.
-- Kenneth in N.C. (email@example.com), June 13, 2001.
I wish a whole bunch of cops would lurk and read all the stuff regarding the military in the archives and tell me exactly why they feel like they ought to dress like commandos and completely disregard the Constitution. That would be great.
I think there are two kinds of cops, one who really has a servant's heart and thinks he can make a positive impact for good, and the other who gets off on having the power to ruin days and lives by harassing the average Joe for not having his papers in order....page 2>
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 17, 2001.
Add to that Doreen, Texas in its wisdom? has now given the cops authority over us, in that they can take us to jail even for a fine- able offense. Having a bad day? How about taking a Mom with 3 kids in the car to jail because one of the kids took off their seatbelt, yes she should have been ticketed, yes she should pay a fine, but jailed? Common. After having her car impounded, kids left with Child Protective Serivces, and paying the fine she was set free, but not after being handcuffed in front of her kids, booked and jailed until she went before the judge. She was not being ugly or anything...God help me and my mouth!! Vicki
-- Vicki McGaugh (email@example.com), June 18, 2001.
Yup. You are now subject to arrest at the officer's discretion in all of the states as the case you mentioned went to the Supreme Court and they upheld the decisions of the lower courts. A very, very bad decision and one that puts us in a untenable position in my opinion.
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 19, 2001.