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Old May 25th, 2017, 10:22 PM   #1
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Cops Now ‘Protecting’ You by Hiding in Buses and Robbing You for Not Wearing a Belt

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Austin, TX — Instead of going out and solving robberies, rapes, murders, domestic disputes, or thefts, the Austin police department is doing something that doesn’t benefit society in any manner whatsoever. They are going undercover in city buses to catch people who don’t have their seat belt on.

This week, Austin cops took to city buses to peer through the windows at unsuspecting criminals — who’d dare drive their own vehicle without their own seat belt on.

When the cop on the bus spots the dangerous criminal driver who may have simply forgotten to buckle up, he signals the hero officer out on the road to pull them over and extort money from them. Why is the Austin police department doing this, you ask?

“To try and make people aware of the dangers of driving without a seat belt,” APD Officer Mike Barger said.

However, the dangers of driving without a seat belt are well known. Cops do not have to rob people of their hard earned money to hammer that point home. The real reason the APD is conducting this program is the reason police departments exist in the first place — revenue collection.


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We like to think of it as a tax on stupidity....
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I was even more infuriated that I got a $150 ticket for 'talking on cell phone while driving' - and I wasn't! I had picked up my phone to check the time (I don't wear a watch.) I asked him to look at my list of phone calls and he said he wasn't interested. I took my phone with me to my court date and showed the judge and got out of the ticket ... but, really, this is New Haven. We have unsolved MURDERS here!
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I was even more infuriated that I got a $150 ticket for 'talking on cell phone while driving' - and I wasn't! I had picked up my phone to check the time (I don't wear a watch.) I asked him to look at my list of phone calls and he said he wasn't interested. I took my phone with me to my court date and showed the judge and got out of the ticket ... but, really, this is New Haven. We have unsolved MURDERS here!
Seriously check this out. Great bit about that same thing.

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Though it does piss me off when I see people talking on the phone and driving. There is absolutely no reason for it. What cell phone cannot operate hands free these days?
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