Why Cops Touch Your Car’s Tail Light During Traffic Stops

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Aug 092017
 

Nope, it’s not because they’re trying to buff out that scratch above your bumper.

Why Cops Touch Your Car’s Tail Light During Traffic Stops

Say you’re driving on your local road, and you enter a construction zone. The construction is wrapping up for the day, the sun is coming down, and you just miss the four-sided “Reduce Speed Ahead” sign. You come to the octagonal Stop sign, and notice a state trooper pulled up behind you. The trooper’s flashers turn on, and you realize that you may have been speeding.

You pull over, and as the officer approaches the car, you hear a quick tap on the back of your car. The officer touches your tail light as he came to your window, and you come to realize that you’ve seen this before. Actually, you’ve seen this quite a bit.

This common cop practice isn’t rooted in superstition, and it isn’t a secret. As it turns out, it’s based in the officer’s well-being.

According to The Law Dictionary, this routine maneuver serves as a sort of bread crumb left to prove that the police officer had approached that particular vehicle. Before dash cams and body cams, the fingerprints left on the tail light served as a primary form of evidence about the traffic stop. If the officer’s safety were to be jeopardized by the driver, investigators could track that hand stamp to the suspect in question.

Additionally, the tap can serve as a means of jarring an intoxicated driver or a driver in possession of illegal materials.

 
 
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Police Officer Sings “You Are My Sunshine”

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Jul 192017
 

A police officer sings “You Are My Sunshine” at the request of an elderly woman. This is the type of Police Body Camera Footage we all can enjoy!

 
A police officer’s body camera captured this sweet video of an elderly woman at her home. The officer was there to make sure she was OK after helping her with her microwave. Filmed in Logan, Utah.

 
 

Joke Of The Day: Two Priests

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Jul 022017
 
Joke Of The Day: Two Priests Two priests are out driving one day when they get pulled over by a police officer.

The cop approaches the priests vehicle and says to the driver “Sorry to pull you over father, but we’re looking for a couple of child molesters”

The two priests look at each other for a few moments and have a few quiet words to each other. The driver turns back to the cop and says— “Alright officer, we’ll do it”

 

 

 

Joke Of The Day: AH

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Apr 012017
 
Joke Of The Day: AH A motorcycle police officer stops a driver for shooting through a red light. The driver is a real jerk, steps out of his car and comes striding toward the officer, demanding to know why he is being harassed by the Gestapo!

So the officer calmly tells him of the red light violation. The motorist instantly goes on a tirade, questioning the officer’s ancestry, sexual orientation, etc., in rather explicit offensive terms.

The tirade goes on and on without the officer saying anything.

When the officer finishes writing the ticket he puts an “AH” in the lower right corner of the narrative portion of the ticket. He then hands it to The ‘violator’ for his signature. The guy signs the ticket angrily, and when presented with his copy points to the “AH” and demands to know what it stands for.

The officer says, “That’s so when we go to court, I’ll remember that you’re an asshole!”

Two months later they’re in court. The ‘violator’ has a bad driving record with a high number of points and is in danger of losing his license, so he hired a lawyer to represent him.

On the stand the officer testifies to seeing the man run through the red light.

Under cross-examination the defense attorney asks;“Officer is this a reasonable facsimile of the ticket that you issued to my client ?”

Officer responds, “Yes, sir, that is the defendant’s copy, his signature and mine, same number at the top.”

Lawyer: “Officer, is there any particular marking or notation on this ticket you don’t normally make ?”

“Yes, sir, in the lower right corner of the narrative there is an “AH,” underlined.”

“What does the “AH” stand for, officer?”

“Aggressive and hostile, Sir.”

“Aggressive and hostile?”

“Yes, Sir.

“Officer, are you sure it doesn’t stand for asshole?”

Well, Sir, you know your client better than I do.