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Above the Law? San Antonio peace officers exempt from new hands-free law

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Rocket River, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    http://www.khou.com/story/news/loca...cers-exempt-from-new-hands-free-law/21679963/

    hhhmmmm . . . I am sure many other professions could make similar claims

    Rocket River
     
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  2. Baba Booey

    Baba Booey Contributing Member

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    I honestly cannot believe that people still hold cell phones to their ears. I have not held a cell phone to my ear in 15 years. From my wired headsets to my unbelievably bad ass Blu-Tooth headset I have now, I will NEVER return to the days of holding a phone to my ear like a caveman.

    If my headset runs out of juice, I consider my phone unusable whether driving or not.
     
  3. Teen Wolf

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    I, for one, have complete confidence in the Men and Women in Blue to refrain from abusing this privilege in the same spirit that they refrain from abusing other privileges. I mean if nothing else they're consistent.
     
  5. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Good. I hope that law enforcement officials are exempt from laws that may cause them to not do their job effectively. Sure, some will abuse it. No different than any other profession where employees abuse their perks.
     
  6. JuanValdez

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    The explanation sounds plausible and it also sounds like this is a temporary situation until they get bluetooth in their patrol cars. Other companies can make similar claims, but they generally are not responsible for public safety.
     
  7. Remii

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    Way down on my list of shyt to care about....

    Plus I'm assuming that most patrol cops are more alert than the average driver (can't write no tickets or arrest drunk drivers if you're not paying attention).
     
  8. Felixthecat

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    Geez leave the 5 O alone already.
     
  9. Rocket River

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    You act like they have to be RIGHT
    If they give you a ticket . . . .the cops are believed 9 times out of 10
    mainly because most folx don't go to court

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  10. Roxnostalgia

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    Agreed

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  11. ima_drummer2k

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    Yeah, they have freakin' laptops open while they drive. Why should we care whether they talk on cellphones or not?
     
  12. Teen Wolf

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    How about don't force BS laws upon us that they don't even respect?
     
  13. HR Dept

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    Meh... My take away is that SA has a no cell phone while driving law. Good to know in case I'm ever driving in that area.

    But I can see it now... Guy gets pulled over for talking on cell while driving. Cop before he gets out of his squad car: "Let me call you back, I'm about to write a ticket for some idiot who was driving while talking on his cell."
     
  14. Remii

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    I didn't say they have to be right as far as writing tickets... Wasn't insinuating that. I just believe most patrol officers are more alert than the average driver because they're always on the lookout. Being alert at all times is very important for a cop.
     
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    I didn't need another reason to avoid SA but what the heck, I'll take it.
     
  16. g1184

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    Yeah! F* that habeas corpus bullsh!t ... and warrants just make the police force less efficient and less effective. Git in there and git'er done!
     

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