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Walking downtown today, I saw a dark blue Ford Excursion. Absolutely nothing on the outside to give it away - no big anntennas, no WSP plate, nothing. The only reason I noticed it was that I happened to walk by close enough to see the red & blue lights behind the grille.

I don't know what department it is, but guessing WSP. License plate #561-NBY.
 

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just another reminder that wsp is going underground. trying to catch us when we're not looking.
 

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isn't it entrapment?
 

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According to uh, some folks, there is no such thing as entrapment. :rolleyes
 

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boswalt said:
According to some folks, everything is entrapment.
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:werd we are all guilt until proven innocent.
 

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I have seen a maroon one also on I-5 down town

actually it was a expedition....but yea also

also I have seen in Kenmore on bothell way a new dodge intrepid silver...no xmt, no antennas, no cage, no tint no NOTHING...I was at shucks and I looked he had just turned on his lights while waiting at the light and he got some unsuspecting speeder....his emergency lights were in his tail lights....sneaky bastards....

Also I was driving from Portland back home to Seattle from a carshow, I was driving a sedan(very flashy...cops like it alot...19" chrome rims, custom flame paint job)and my boyfriend was driving a blazer with hsi bike trailored on the back....heand i were speeding, we traveled to the inside lane to get aroudn slow people in the fast lane, and i faile dto use my blinker, anyhow i saw him and figured he was another guy trying to get around slow people but then he got on my ass a little too fast and close for my taste so i looked in his car and saw soem extra equipment on the dash...so i slowed down and fumbled through my purse for my cell to call my man ahead of me because he was speeding liek crazy and travelign inthe left lane with a trailor....sure enough the cop got him....and he had no markings at all I just glimpsed his "extra equipment" and unuasually dark tint on a older person type car yanno...plus i get thsi bad feeling when cops are around.....


sneakkkky bastards.....grrrrr
 

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Dvus3000 said:
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:werd we are all guilt until proven innocent.
What does an unmarked car have to do with you being guilty? (Not that you aren't!) Just break the law where there are no cars and you'll be fine.
 

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What does an unmarked car have to do with you being guilty? (Not that you aren't!) Just break the law where there are no cars and you'll be fine.
Yeah that's my problem. The only place to get away with it is the track. NO more fucking around here. unless I get the www.themotocam.com the rear view look. I just need to stay away from the I-5 hwy 16 interchange area. :shake :shake bad ju ju
 

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I-5 pretty much anywhere is just asking for it. It's crawling with cops all the time. Even worse now that there's so many unmarked cars.

What I want to know is why does the State Patrol budget get bigger and bigger every year, yet the state is always saying we don't have money for schools, teachers, parks, etc. Oregon laid off something like 150 state troopers yet Washington gets half a million dollars to buy even more unmarked cars? :rant :rant :rant :rant

It's all about revenue.. and it wouldn't be so bad if all that revenue went into the general coffers to fund things like schools, parks, etc. But obviously it just goes right back into the State Patrol so they can buy more cars, hire more officers and bust more of Public Enemy #1, traffic scofflaws. :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes
 

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I hear they get 10% of the fines they hand out. Unfortunately it's in Starbucks gift certificates.

Growing populations mean growing police departments. You don't like how the money is spent? Vote. Get your buddies to vote too.
 

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boswalt said:
I hear they get 10% of the fines they hand out. Unfortunately it's in Starbucks gift certificates.
Tell me you're kidding. I thought incentive programs like that were illegal, just like quotas.
 

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I am.
:crackup :laughing :crackup Gotcha:crackup
too fucking funny!!!


GixxerPete said:
I-5 pretty much anywhere is just asking for it. It's crawling with cops all the time. Even worse now that there's so many unmarked cars.

What I want to know is why does the State Patrol budget get bigger and bigger every year, yet the state is always saying we don't have money for schools, teachers, parks, etc. Oregon laid off something like 150 state troopers yet Washington gets half a million dollars to buy even more unmarked cars? :rant :rant :rant :rant

It's all about revenue.. and it wouldn't be so bad if all that revenue went into the general coffers to fund things like schools, parks, etc. But obviously it just goes right back into the State Patrol so they can buy more cars, hire more officers and bust more of Public Enemy #1, traffic scofflaws. :rolleyes :rolleyes :rolleyes

I just want some of my fines to go back into the repaving of the roads around here especially on the east side of Mt St Helens. that road from randall to windy and cougar is getting a beating!
 

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boswalt said:
I hear they get 10% of the fines they hand out. Unfortunately it's in Starbucks gift certificates.

Growing populations mean growing police departments. You don't like how the money is spent? Vote. Get your buddies to vote too.
I do vote. I don't have a problem with growing local police/sheriff departments that do REAL police work, like busting robbers, theives, drug dealers etc. I have a problem with more state patrol that all they do (for the most part) is traffic enforcement.

What happened to the good old days when state patrol used to actually PATROL the roads, looking not only for speeders, but helping stranded motorists, clearing dangerous debris from the roads, etc? When I see half a dozen WASPs at one off ramp on I-90 busting those "dangerous" speeders like crazy for 5-10 mph over the limit, I don't see my tax dollars and police resources being put to good use. I see blatant speed traps for more revenue... which like I said before, just seems to fund even more speed traps.

You read in the paper all the time how the meth problem is epidemic, and meth labs run amok, and the police say they just don't have the manpower to track down and bust them. Why the hell not??? Seems like state patrol has an unlimited budget to go after speeders? Why does state patrol get half a mill for more unmarked cars, instead of sheriff depts getting that money to go after REAL criminals that really hurt our society???

Traffic enforcement should NOT be a huge priority in policing, and it often seems like it is. Why? Cuz it's visible? Makes it look like they're doing something? Cuz it's easier than go after real criminals? Cuz it makes money, as opposed to busting real criminals, which doesn't? :confused :confused
 

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I have seen a maroon one also on I-5 down town

actually it was a expedition....but yea also

also I have seen in Kenmore on bothell way a new dodge intrepid silver...no xmt, no antennas, no cage, no tint no NOTHING...I was at shucks and I looked he had just turned on his lights while waiting at the light and he got some unsuspecting speeder....his emergency lights were in his tail lights....sneaky bastards....

Also I was driving from Portland back home to Seattle from a carshow, I was driving a sedan(very flashy...cops like it alot...19" chrome rims, custom flame paint job)and my boyfriend was driving a blazer with hsi bike trailored on the back....heand i were speeding, we traveled to the inside lane to get aroudn slow people in the fast lane, and i faile dto use my blinker, anyhow i saw him and figured he was another guy trying to get around slow people but then he got on my ass a little too fast and close for my taste so i looked in his car and saw soem extra equipment on the dash...so i slowed down and fumbled through my purse for my cell to call my man ahead of me because he was speeding liek crazy and travelign inthe left lane with a trailor....sure enough the cop got him....and he had no markings at all I just glimpsed his "extra equipment" and unuasually dark tint on a older person type car yanno...plus i get thsi bad feeling when cops are around.....


sneakkkky bastards.....grrrrr
Ironic the cop wouldn't pull over the people 'who were not passing" in the left lane, yet go after your boyfriend.

:-/

I'd give $20 to anyone who'd explain to me why cops never enforce 'keep right expect when passing' in any way other than "Left-lane violation tickets aren't worth as much money to the State"


In a better, safer world, speeding up to 10mph OVER the limit would not be a ticketable offense. 'Not traveling in the right-most lane then available' would be a $300 ticket.

:sigh:
 

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I'd give $20 to anyone who'd explain to me why cops never enforce 'keep right expect when passing' in any way other than "Left-lane violation tickets aren't worth as much money to the State"

In a better, safer world, speeding up to 10mph OVER the limit would not be a ticketable offense. 'Not traveling in the right-most lane then available' would be a $300 ticket.

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GixxerPete said:
I do vote. I don't have a problem with growing local police/sheriff departments that do REAL police work, like busting robbers, theives, drug dealers etc. I have a problem with more state patrol that all they do (for the most part) is traffic enforcement.

What happened to the good old days when state patrol used to actually PATROL the roads, looking not only for speeders, but helping stranded motorists, clearing dangerous debris from the roads, etc? When I see half a dozen WASPs at one off ramp on I-90 busting those "dangerous" speeders like crazy for 5-10 mph over the limit, I don't see my tax dollars and police resources being put to good use. I see blatant speed traps for more revenue... which like I said before, just seems to fund even more speed traps.

You read in the paper all the time how the meth problem is epidemic, and meth labs run amok, and the police say they just don't have the manpower to track down and bust them. Why the hell not??? Seems like state patrol has an unlimited budget to go after speeders? Why does state patrol get half a mill for more unmarked cars, instead of sheriff depts getting that money to go after REAL criminals that really hurt our society???

Traffic enforcement should NOT be a huge priority in policing, and it often seems like it is. Why? Cuz it's visible? Makes it look like they're doing something? Cuz it's easier than go after real criminals? Cuz it makes money, as opposed to busting real criminals, which doesn't? :confused :confused
That is the frickin post of the year.:clap +1 Couldnt have stated all the facts better.
 

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CamoflagedVTR said:
That is the frickin post of the year.:clap +1 Couldnt have stated all the facts better.
Yup, made some great points. :thumb to GixxerPete.

I'm getting pulled over and ticketed for my car being too low or having no front plate (ah, I'm such a criminal), meanwhile a meth lab is sprouting up on the other side of the freeway and distributing drugs into our community. :shake

But, we all complain about the WSP...at least we ain't in the Republic of Kalifornia and have to deal with the CHP. Now, those guys are crazy. :coocoo
 
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