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To: beezdotcom
I worked Law Enforcement for a lot of years. I was never a big ticket writer, but it is part of the job. Many a time the person on the receiving end would make a smart ass comment or mumble curses. I was always taught to let it go. They are venting anger. Usually they are angry at themselves for making a mistake. Some are angry because they got caught. AS long as they are not creating a scene, so what. The court could have cashed the check and the whole thing would have disappeared. The check writer knows why he got the ticket. He was just venting. In a very peaceful way I might add. Some judges are too thin skinned for the job. I'd say this judge is a piece of sh@t. Wanna bring me judgy boy?
29 posted on 06/27/2006 12:01:29 PM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: MPJackal
Some judges are too thin skinned for the job. I'd say this judge is a piece of sh@t.

Actually, the really thin skinned was the clerk who presented it to the Judge. The clerk could have just let it pass, but did not. The Judge was then forced to do something. And yes, he could have let it pass as well.

39 posted on 06/27/2006 12:08:46 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (At least drunken sailors spend their own money, Congress doesn't.)
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To: MPJackal
Some judges are too thin skinned for the job. I'd say this judge is a piece of sh@t. Wanna bring me judgy boy?

He didn't write the check directly for a judge did he? He most likely sent it to some BS clerk at the traffic court, who got it and whined and gave it to some supervisor, who had this happen. I doubt a judge saw it until the whining began.

41 posted on 06/27/2006 12:10:27 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (JULY 1ST IS FREEDOM DAY!! WE MOVE OUT OF WA STATE FOREVER!!!!)
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To: MPJackal
I worked Law Enforcement for a lot of years. I was never a big ticket writer, but it is part of the job. Many a time the person on the receiving end would make a smart ass comment or mumble curses. I was always taught to let it go. They are venting anger.

That's wise advice - and it can save some embarrassment, too.

I have a friend who once cut through an empty dirt corner lot to get around traffic at an intersection. When a cop pulled him over for it, my friend stupidly made a comment about it being "the end of the month". The cop reacted angrily, and wrote my friend a ticket for reckless driving.

However, when it went to court, the judge got so angry at the cop (for the obviously trumped-up citation) that he ended up reducing my friend's ticket to a mere $10 trespassing charge - no moving violation. The only reason he didn't throw it out altogether is my friend admitted that he had said something to provoke the officer.
44 posted on 06/27/2006 12:13:30 PM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: MPJackal
They are venting anger.

And sometimes they are angry a BS ripoff con run by a state that put 25 MPH speed limits on 6-lane limited access road where traffic routinely flows 45 MPH, with police cars going along at the same speed. Every now and again they randomly bump off a citizen because they need the money. If traffic actually slowed down to 25 MPH they would have gridlock.

That is how it works here in our nations capital.

105 posted on 06/27/2006 6:22:19 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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