Skip to comments.Video: DEC police car tailgating, cutting off cars
Posted on 11/21/2013 8:54:21 PM PST by smokingfrog
Most drivers know to get out of the way when a police or emergency vehicle approaches. But Thursday morning one such vehicle caused some confusion and some close calls: a state Department of Environmental Conservation Police Crown Vic cruiser.
A Fox 5 employee recorded the video after observing the officer's driving westbound on the Long Island Expressway around 7:30 a.m.
At this point you see the officer tailgating a Toyota Prius in the middle lane to the point the Prius moves off to the right.
After weaving in and out of traffic things get more serious with a Jeep Cherokee. The video shows the cruiser as it cuts off the Jeep, forcing the driver to slam the breaks to narrowly avoid a rear end crash. Passengers in the Jeep were still shaken when asked about the incident just outside the Midtown Tunnel.
"Commuting from long island is crazy on a regular basis, anyway," the passenger said. "Having the police make it worse not better is nuts. I'm sorry the DEC had a bad day. It shouldn't be my problem or my risk."
After the close call with the Jeep, the Crown Vic does the same thing to a pick-up truck. That driver also slammed on the brakes to avoid collision.
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Has to be a North East US thing. The breeding grounds of Kerry, Dukakis, et al.
Another reason to cut them loose from the rest of the country............They are pretty much a foreign country other than a few rural state areas that should move out. They gain nothing living there and lose most everything else.
That’s a shock. Cops making the commute worst than it already is.
My favorite memory was driving into the North end of Carrolton Tx around 8:15 on a weekday. Now this is Southbound on I35E. Really bad, really congested. Everybody at a crawl. Motorcycle cops making me slam on my brakes as they weave in and out of traffic to pull over a “speeder”. Don’t know how anybody could be speeding. But whatever. I damn near hit the idiot, and so did about three other drivers. Of course he got his target onto the shoulder, but not quite. So tied up the right hand lane. So it went from a mess to a nightmare. Good job coppers.
These guys don’t give a shiite about traffic flow or safety. It’s just a way to punch a time card. If they f*ck up every bodies day or cause an accident, too damn bad.
The DEC “police officer” probably received an emergency call to go file a $1M fine on a coal plant...you know how imoortant it is to shake down everybody under thus regime’s watch...
“Environmental Conservation Police??”
YES, comrade! Do you have difficulty with that concept? Perhaps some re-education will re-ignite your revolutionary zeal! /s;)
Watched the vid. Yeah, that cop is not a good driver, but you see similar every day if you drive the 405 in the OC or LA. Or the 75 or North Dallas Tollway in Dallas.
ECP SWAT Team, probably, on “patrol”.
When police abuse their power my respect turns to disgust.
Well, of course I’d expect to see that in Dallas — everybody drives like that. :P
The mission of the Division of Law Enforcement is “To protect and enhance the environment and natural resources of the State of New York while also protecting the health and safety of its people through the enforcement of Environmental Conservation and related laws and public education.”
This mission is accomplished by over 330 sworn members of the Division of Law Enforcement. They focus their efforts on Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) enforcement although they are empowered to enforce all laws of the state. Their mission encompasses two broad enforcement areas: fish & wildlife and environmental quality. Fish & wildlife enforcement includes addressing complaints of poaching, the illegal sale of endangered species, and checking hunters, fishermen, trappers and commercial fishermen (lobsters, clams, bait fish, food fish) for compliance. Environmental quality enforcement includes investigating timber thefts, illegal water pollution, improper use or application of pesticides, commercial vehicles producing excessive emissions, freshwater and saltwater wetland degradation, illegal mining and almost any area that affects air, land or water quality law violations.
Enforcement is comprised of both proactive and reactive patrols in marked police vehicles. Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) investigate complaints and document their findings. When sufficient evidence is found, they prepare their case for a successful prosecution in court.
The majority of the division is comprised of uniformed ECOs, who are assigned patrol areas of one or two counties. The supervisory staff includes lieutenants, captains, majors and colonels. Complimenting the uniformed staff is the Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation, who investigate significant environmental crimes including misdemeanors and felonies. The division also has a full time dispatch center, a permanent training academy, a police K-9 unit and a marine enforcement unit. Overseeing the entire operation is a uniformed Director of the Division of Law Enforcement.
If I hadn’t read it myself....I would have thought it a Southpark episode up there with the “Man-Bear-Pig”.
Please tell me it can’t get this bad in the real world West of the Hudson......do I even need to ask?
Learned to drive in the LIE.
Dallas makes the LIE look like the residential section of an Air Force Base.
Anyway, This guy was probably not in full capacity through one means or agent or another.
Talk about a police state in action.
Monkeys to save, LIGHTS AND SIREN.....!!!!
“Environmental Conservation Police??”
Well, even in the realm of OffspringOfFormerEmperorCuomo, generally the further you are from the Hudson the more civilized the populace. Except of course in those areas where the population density rises to the 'city' level. There you will find most all of the, um, animals.
But then, where I grew up back in Ohio is now not as rational as it once was...
(Hint: I would be talking about certain areas that continue to commit suicide by reelecting DemOcrats..)
Sounds like a good job for the arctic woof..
If it includes body cavity searches he’s sooooo there.
Johnson ny 2007 or 08, the bridge over Rutgers creek that was built by the WPA in 1936 was about to drop into the creek at anytime the fire department drove over it.
During demolition of the bridge, the local envirowacky drove onto the partially demo’d bridge and almost got himself killed in his slobbering effort to personally serve papers.
Seems he complained to some agency or others and removal of the bridge stopped for awhile.
Envirowacky proceeded to search the creek for fish and frog parts.
End result: time lost, bridge replaced later than projected.
But no animals were harmed!