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The Need for Speed: LAPD introduce new Lamborghini 'squad vehicle' to the land of car chases
DAILY MAIL UK ^ | 03/16/14 | StafF

Posted on 03/16/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT by BunnySlippers

The Los Angeles Police Department has gone and got themselves a Lamborghini.

With a starting price of $182,000, the 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo is the latest edition to the LAPD's fleet of vehicles, complete with traditional black and white paint and 'To Protect and to Serve' written on the sides, according to NBC Los Angeles. And in the land of high-speed pursuits, what better way to catch those bandits flying down the 101, right?

Wrong.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: biggestgangintown; chips; donutwatch; highspeedchase; icantdrive55; revenuetickets; streetracing; thugwithabadge; unsafeatanyspeed

1 posted on 03/16/2014 1:54:03 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

F’in revenuers.


2 posted on 03/16/2014 1:58:12 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Sheesh! I thought that LA ~ and southern Cal ~ were in deep financial debt and flat broke?
3 posted on 03/16/2014 1:58:24 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: incredulous joe

Donated. :0)


4 posted on 03/16/2014 1:59:47 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
Did someone donate the maintenance costs too?
5 posted on 03/16/2014 2:01:06 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie

6 posted on 03/16/2014 2:01:48 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: incredulous joe

No worries, this is surplus DoD hardware.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 2:02:01 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BunnySlippers

If only they’d gotten it sooner, Paul Walker might have been saved.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 2:07:00 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BunnySlippers

Now they can shoot your dog even more quickly!


9 posted on 03/16/2014 2:10:18 PM PDT by MistrX
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To: BunnySlippers

Some dumbass cop will get himself killed driving the thing. Mark my words.


10 posted on 03/16/2014 2:11:11 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

It’s merely a question of how many innocents he takes with him.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 2:13:57 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: BunnySlippers

Somebody’s watching too many Miami Vice reruns.


12 posted on 03/16/2014 2:17:13 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: BunnySlippers

The last few times I drove through LA, is was lucky if I made it above 35 MPH.


13 posted on 03/16/2014 2:41:56 PM PDT by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: BunnySlippers

Rolex included.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 2:49:28 PM PDT by PeaRidge
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To: BunnySlippers

New LA motto: “To protect and serve at Indy.”


15 posted on 03/16/2014 2:54:50 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: incredulous joe

“Sheesh! I thought that LA ~ and southern Cal ~ were in deep financial debt and flat broke? “

Obviously you didn’t read the article!


16 posted on 03/16/2014 2:57:41 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Benito Cereno

True....


17 posted on 03/16/2014 3:11:26 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: BunnySlippers

They need sumthin’ fashionable to keep up with the Kardashians.. and Paula Abdul, Brandy, yada yada.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 3:30:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: BunnySlippers

The more experienced bikers in my acquaintance have a saying: “You can’t outrun the Motorola”. But dummies like to run and the PO-Leece, like beagles, like to chase so...


19 posted on 03/16/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: BunnySlippers

With the traffic congestion in Southern California, this acquisition makes little sense. Eyes in the sky are much more effective. If this thing ever got half way to top speed I’d be impressed.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 3:32:01 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: BunnySlippers

has Top Gear tested this?


21 posted on 03/16/2014 3:34:25 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: rdl6989

LOL!! Still have sadness for the first Miami Vice ride, (Noogie: “DAYTONA! 350 party car! Old school rocket ship to the moon baby!”), that was destroyed by a stinger missile during a weapons demo for Sonny and Rico!


22 posted on 03/16/2014 3:36:54 PM PDT by bobby.223 (L)
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To: BunnySlippers

If they don’t mind slightly overage candidates, I’m signing up!


23 posted on 03/16/2014 3:39:32 PM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Pox

Can’t wait to read the headline about it being totaled.

F’in revenuers is right! They disgust me. Think the a$$hole driving this won’t be affected by it?


24 posted on 03/16/2014 3:40:24 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: BunnySlippers; All
Speaking of Gallardo's:
2x Lamborghini Gallardo Racing on Autobahn!! - 1080p HD

Great video imo, especially soundtrack.

25 posted on 03/16/2014 4:10:52 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: BunnySlippers

Like a dog chasing a car. What’s it gonna’ do when it catches it? The cop in the Lamby will have out run all the other cops and will be all alone against the perp or perps.


26 posted on 03/16/2014 4:14:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: andyk
What's wrong with this car? Well, other than the cigarette lighter...


27 posted on 03/16/2014 4:49:34 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Amendment10
Yes nice soundtrack... by the way, I bet those guys have really big penises.
28 posted on 03/16/2014 4:56:28 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: BunnySlippers
Insanity. All this will do is escalate car chases and put more innocent motorists in danger.

They already have helicopters in the sky that can track a vehicle. There is really no escape for any vehicle in the LA basin once you have that "eye in the sky" on your tail. Just have the cop cars back off to a safe speed and the copter will tell them where to go.

29 posted on 03/16/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: caver

“Some dumbass cop will get himself killed driving the thing. Mark my words.”

Ya, I’ll go and loose sleep over that idea. I’d be more worried about who he manages to hurt.


30 posted on 03/16/2014 7:33:36 PM PDT by LevinFan
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