“Cops Ahead. Stop at Sign and Light” Man Ticketed for Sign Warning Of Speed Trap

by | Jun 25, 2015 | Conspiracy Fact and Theory, Headline News | 70 comments

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    Warning: Don’t get between a law enforcement officer and his revenue collection schemes.

    What one man said on sign got him ticketed at $138 for violating an obscure city ordinance. It took three police to issue the ticket.

    The problem for Daniel Gehlke – apparently – wasn’t that he was warning motorist about the police hiding around the corner, but that he was holding a “forbidden sign” handwritten on a plastic lid which read “Cops Ahead. Stop at sign and light.

    “The specific issue is that he was giving instructions to motorists through the words he chose words like “slow down” or caution.” You can see how it would be distracting for some motorists,” a police spokesman rationalized.

    Yeah, sure. I guess it had nothing to do with pointing out a lurking motorcycle cop waiting to nab people at an intersection.

    According to police, writing words like “stop” illegally gave the impression that Gehlke was trying to regulate traffic and impersonate lawful traffic signs.

    Gehlke, whose incident was filmed and put on YouTube, was holding the sign only about five minutes before police stopped him, called it “nonsense” and told officers it was an infringement of free speech:

    WHAS 11 reported:

    A Seattle man was ticketed after he said he was “just trying to help encourage people to follow the rules of the road” by holding up a sign that tipped motorists off to an impending speed trap.

    “Freedom of speech cannot be infringed upon,” said Daniel Gehlke, who made the handmade sign that reads, “Cops Ahead! Stop at sign and light!” on a plastic container lid.

    “It’s not freedom of speech when it’s against the law,” the officer responds.

    Gehlke not only intends to fight the ticket, but crossed out the violating handwritten phrase “stop at sign and light” and returned to the scene with a sign the just read “police ahead.”

    He said his motivation was to encourage people to obey the law and avoid a costly police encounter.

    “If I can help some people not get ticketed and fined and bothered, you know, it’s a good thing to do,” Gehlke stated.

    He told reporters:

    “I do think this is police overstepping their bounds and using, twisting laws,” he said. “(The code) doesn’t read like it’s meant for stop signs like this. It’s clearly meant for people trying to put up ‘no parking’ signs or stop sign or a yield signs on a public right-of-way. Not someone who made a sign on a Rubbermaid.”

    Many other activists have held signs warning drivers and challenging checkpoints and speed traps. Some won, and some lost in explaining their actions to police.

    Read more:

    • These Police Officers Had an Issue With What One Man’s Sign Said Ahead of a Checkpoint — and They Ticketed Him for It
    • Adam Kokesh: How to deal with a sobriety checkpoint
    • DUI Checkpoint? “You Do Not Have to Roll Your Window Down. You Do Not Have to Talk to Police.” Say Nothing, and Display THIS


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      1. When a law is passed, what should be considered is what it can be twisted and distorted into meaning other than what it was clearly passed to mean.

        But there are few things that the authorities -police, courts, etc.- can’t alter in meaning so that they mean whatever they want them to mean as long as people allow it.

        • He should fight the ticket and request a jury trial, if I was on that jury I would practice jury nullification and rule in his favor by judging the law illegal.

        • Any law that defines a crime where there is no victim is an invalid law. If there is no identifiable victim, whether person, animal, group, or entity, then there is no crime.

          Repeat: NO VICTIM = NO CRIME.

          There are way too many invalid laws on the books today.

          • MAC: Please delete my other duplicate post. Not sure why these got stuck in moderation. Thank you.

            I did something just like this, about 10 years ago. Was following some asshole down the highway who slammed on their brakes for no explicable reason, and so cut over into the other lane and passed them. Turns out there was a cop sitting right there. He pulled me over and wrote me a ticket. I was pissed.

            Went to Wal Mart the next day and got some poster board and marker, and made a big sign saying “SPEED TRAP AHEAD.”

            The day after that, the cop was sitting in the same spot. I went over the next hill and stopped there, and held up my sign.

            Got ONE wave and honk, out of probably 50 cars. One of them called 911.

            The cop showed up a few minutes later and asked me what I was doing, and was reasonably polite, and said I should probably move to another spot because it was a dangerous place where someone had just been killed recently. So I packed up my sign and left.

            The next day the cop was sitting there yet again, and this time he pulled out and followed me, and waved for me to pull over. Came up to the window and said he was laughing his ass off all day and night about that sign, and said he hoped it was him that wrote me the ticket, cause he was gonna tear it up. Turns it out was, and so he did, and in court he also talked another officer into dropping a bullshit ticket that guy had written. The judge kinda laughed about it and said thanks for helping us keep people safe.

            So not all cops are bad I guess, but then again, if I hadn’t had the balls to stand there with that sign, my ass would be in the fire with two bullshit tickets to pay off. If I weren’t a good looking “good ole boy”, and were black or Mexican instead, things would have gone much differently. Just because a cop feels bad for someone and cuts them a break doesn’t mean the system is fair or honest. Far from it.

      2. This is a stupid “Barney Fife” cop!
        More interested in writing tickets then catching drug dealers.
        With all the crime taking place, you would think catching real criminals would be more important then stealing peoples hard earned money!

        • Drug dealers..? How about catching violent murderers, rapists, etc? I mean seriously what’s the backlog on cold case violent crimes in that area????

      3. Cops like these are tyrants. They don’t even know what the Constitution says. Freedom of speech is a pretty easy thing to grasp. Unless, you’re a Nazi gestapo agent.

        • Also, the guy posting the sign should have just posted speed trap ahead. He would not have been violating the law as there are no street signs that say that specific message. The closest thing is something to the effect of radar enforced speed limit.

          • You’re splitting hairs. Anything can be made “illegal”, and the cops response shows exactly how much he understands that.
            “It’s not freedom of speech when it’s against the law,”

            • I could see how it could be against the law if he made a sign that could be mistaken for a legit traffic sign. If the picture in the story is what the guy made, only a brain dead zombie what mistake that for a traffic advisory. I probably would have honked as away of saying thank you as I drove past. It is only illegal because it interfered with this cops revenue scam. The U.S. Is the land of the free. See details on freedom restrictions below:

              Restrictions to freedom include Constitutional Free Zone, designated free speech zones, right to have your communications intercepted, right to be molested at airports, right to random traffic stops, right to be indefinitely detained without ever facing your accuser, right to be struck by a drone without ever facing your accuser, right to get put on a no fly list, right have all of your other rights terminated at a moments notice.

              • Kfilly, the U.S. used to be the land of the free. Now it’s the land of the fee. Except for the gimme-dat crowd, then there is lots of free.

      4. If you were a police officer, would you rather go after your rewards rewarding you for quota and city revenue collection or would you rather do riot control in Baltimore or do security for a a gay pride parade in San Fransicko?

        • And people forget that the City generates revenue from violations, so in essence that person is cutting in on their action. It’s like the bumper sticker that says: Don’t Steal, The Gov’t Hates Competition.

      5. Maybe if their daughters or wives, or mothers were getting abused, raped, bludgeoned, robbed, murdered or more while they were performing these illegal actions, they would think twice and do the jobs they are paid to do. But again like most the easy way is the best for me so, why not.

      6. @ FS….I would go back to school and learn a different trade, and not be a predator on the working class of society.

      7. This country is in the toilet.

        I’m for Texas secession, consequences be damned.

        I’d give up my retirement to live in the “Freed States of America” and we
        Could adopt the Constitution of the USSA as it’s not being used.

        • Dallas is already an education mecca with its first class high schools. Imagine once they get their gold assets!

        • Oh, they’re hard at work trying to erase all symbols of rebellion and the entire idea of secession from history. They intend to leave no trace of what it was like to stand up for your beliefs, right or wrong.

          I think that’s the REAL reason they’re trying to erase the Confederacy from the history books, even the stars and bars.

          It’s a well established symbol of REBELLION.

          AND REBELLION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED in the very near future.

      8. Collapse, Part 4: Loss Of Faith In Public Institutions

        “Public institutions are now devoted to serving their own vested interests or the interests of private financial Elites.

        Though we may think of collapse in terms of ATMs not working and rampaging mobs, collapse actually starts with the intangible loss of faith in public institutions: elected officials, law enforcement, the justice system and the agencies of financial regulation (anti-trust, etc.).”

        “Only 8 percent have confidence in Congress, the lowest of all institutions rated. No wonder, given the Congressional credo that we have to pass this bill to find out what’s in it. The latest monstrosity that is cloaked in secrecy and mumbo-jumbo is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which Ellen Brown rightly describes as Straight out of Alice in Wonderland:

        The terms of the TPP and the TiSA are so secret that drafts of the negotiations are to remain classified for four years or five years, respectively, after the deals have been passed into law. How can laws be enforced against people and governments who are not allowed to know what was negotiated?

        If the Trans-Pacific Partnership is so good for the average American, then why not let us read it and be persuaded by the document itself? Instead, the vast machinery of the American central state is devoted to maintaining the secrecy of the bill and crushing all opposition with threats that are no longer even veiled.

        One of the 39 senators who voted against the TPP, Jeff Sessions, concluded “They Won The Vote, But Lost The Trust Of The American People”

        Americans increasingly believe that their country isn’t serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan vote of Congress that will transfer congressional power to the Executive Branch and, in turn, to a transnational Pacific Union and the global interests who will help write its rules.

        The same routine plays out over and again. We are told a massive bill must be passed, all the business lobbyists and leaders tell how grand it will be, but that it must be rushed through before the voters spoil the plan. As with Obamacare, the politicians meet with the consultants to craft the talking points—not based on what the bill actually does, but what they hope people will believe it does.

        And when ordinary Americans who never asked for the plan, who don’t want the plan, who want no part of the plan, resist, they are scorned, mocked, and heaped with condescension.

        Washington broke arms and heads to get that 60th vote–not one to spare–to impose on the American people a plan which imperils their jobs, wages, and control over their own affairs. It is remarkable that so much energy has been expended on advancing the things Americans oppose, and preventing the things Americans want.

        No wonder Americans have lost faith in their institutions: those institutions are now devoted to serving their own vested interests or the interests of private financial Elites.”


        • The only thing you didn’t say is that the elected Congress personnel will also turn around and declare that the voters demanded this (whatever their latest work is).

      9. Don’t interfere with thier money making scheme or you wind up in court. That pretty much is the bottom line.

        • That’s one smart, well educated red neck!

          • “I’m gonna stand up for the Confederacy because we didn’t kill nobody.” Does this guy not know that nearly a million people died in the Civil war and that the Confederacy was a major reason? And what does this have to do with warning people about speed traps?

            Out here in PA, to warn cars about cops hiding in wait, we flash our high beams. No signs, it only takes a few seconds, and there’s no “proof” we done it.

            • Shronsj, 600,000 people were killed during our “civil war”…The southern states withdrew their applications for statehood as outlined in the Constitution. Lincoln ILLEGALLY and UN-Constitutionally invaded the south. He had NO legal basis to stand on…The crap we were taught in school is just that…crap.

              • I wrote a college paper on the War Between the States as it is known south of the Mason-Dixon line. I visited the library in Winchester, VA and saw many original artifacts and papers of the time. Prior to that, I used to go around with a friend who loved visiting assorted Civil War battlegrounds. Not just Gettysburg and Manassas, but many little known ones that are now only marked by signs in some farmer’s field (that you have to really hunt for). Standing in those places and remembering what I’ve read (and I’m no expert), it sure puts a different spin on the history I was taught in grade school.

                Oh, here’s an unpopular thought. The Civil War did not begin over slavery. That came into play later. That was a shocking discovery in my research.

            • This is a lost art form in Texas…I’ve done that to people recently and they kept on speeding and I saw red and blues in my rear view mirror. Idiots.

        • It seems like even our rewritten history (that presented in today’s schools) is being rewritten. If we don’t tell the story of our own history (good and bad; nowhere is perfect), what do we have? A people with no borders, no culture, and no history of their own will be subsumed in some way.

      10. Not bad, Mac. Only two this time.

        Words like “slow down” or caution.

        whose incident was filming and put on YouTube


      11. Ruling by the pen – executive orders and secret directives…

        Obama has issued 19 secret directives

        “PPD-29 isn’t the first to be tacitly acknowledged only by a missing number. Of the 30 PPDs issued by Obama, 19 have not been released. And for 11 of those, the White House has not disclosed even the subject of the order.”

        “The difference is that while executive orders are public by law — they must be published in the Federal Register to be effective —- PPDs are not,” he said. “It is a kind of secret law. People have to obey it. But it’s a directive that can allocate money, direct people or take a course of action.”


        At the “appointed time”, Americans will find out what is in the directives.

        Now that Congress and the Senate have passed the TPP (reportedly 800+ pages and the contents kept hidden from the American people), our imperial president has been given even MORE POWER.

        “The terms of the TPP and the TiSA are so secret that drafts of the negotiations are to remain classified for four years or five years, respectively, after the deals have been passed into law. How can laws be enforced against people and governments who are not allowed to know what was negotiated?” (Zerohedge)

        • Well, well, well…Yep, gonna change things in DC and show that illegal Manchurian candidate who really runs this country…Yes sir…them republicans will truly show ’em…Just like the Oldsmobile commercials use to say, “This isn’t your fathers Oldsmobile anymore”, You can say with certainty “This ain’t Barry Goldwaters Republican party anymore either”…Bought and paid for by the Fabian Socialists…AND the Rockefellers and Rothschild’s.

      12. Collapse, Part 4: Loss of Faith in Public Institutions

        ht tp://www.oftwominds.com/blogjune15/collapse-institutions6-15.html

        “Public institutions are now devoted to serving their own vested interests or the interests of private financial Elites.
        Though we may think of collapse in terms of ATMs not working and rampaging mobs, collapse actually starts with the intangible loss of faith in public institutions: elected officials, law enforcement, the justice system and the agencies of financial regulation (anti-trust, etc.).”

      13. That is why I am amazed that people don’t put anti police state messages on bumper stickers on their cars. They are obviously afraid . The authorities would probably outlaw them, or the threat of being pulled over and car searched, strip searched or having your possessions civil forfeited have them shaking. Be good little sheep and don’t raise a peep, go along with tyranny to get along with tyranny. Nobody will protest in public and that is the only way to build a movement, otherwise it is just complaining and hell, everybody wide awake does that, just not in public, the only place it matters.

      14. That could’ve been me, i’ve done that !

        We have a known speed trap on part of our freeway, so much so that a sign should be posted. everyone that drives it daily knows.

        $138 dollars, geuss i’ve been lucky.

        • Lena, I wouldn’t have even accepted that citation.

      15. That’s Crazy.

        Hell I would have bought him a Soda. He was doing my job for me. The idea of having the cops there was to get people to stop at the stop sign. He was doing that for them. They should be thanking him.
        This is why I’m getting out soon. They have turned a great profession into a collection agency.


        • Just my opinion, but exactly WHY you need to remain. I have two other friends who were cops, one a senior IL. state trooper. Yeah, it’s frustrating. So is my job. I also work with jerks, nitwits, power trippers, bureaucratic paper shufflers, etc etc etc. But one thing SD – when people like YOU are gone, not only will you be replaced, most likely, by one of these ciphers, there will be no salt (as the Bible puts it) left to preserve the real rights and essence of the laws. That is why we are losing the battle.

          I wish you – and all other people of conservative/libertarian bent – were not so anxious to retire. There is still a critical service to be rendered. I know cop life is hard on the body, but maybe you could get a desk job? You could still exert the all-important influence that is needed.

          Always appreciate your posts

      16. Reminds me of the subdivision I left in Charlotte. Next door neighbor’s house was burglarized twice, another neighbors truck stolen from his garage, et cetera. And it was a new and nice neighborhood. So, we ended up paying the police extra money from our HoA dues to police the place. Results: crime did go down by every other person got tickets for rolling stop signs and such. Paid them to “tax” us. I didn’t get a ticket. I stop. 🙂

      17. If the person does not stop completely for the STOP sign, he is breaking the law and should get a ticket.

        Wonder why your car insurance is high? You are paying for the accidents caused by these people. Yes there should not be quotas by police to get revenue but wouldn’t like to get some of these jerks off the road.
        They had people flying off the bridge and dying and they were speeding and driving wild. Instead of lowering the speed or enforcing the speed limit they want to raise the guard rails. Another billion dollars spent by idiots.
        They pass school buses that are stopped with flashers on. Regular Mario Andretti’s on the interstate. Don’t need no directional signal for lane change. They text, eat, put makeup on, read a book, change clothes among other feats of amazement.
        Remember all this when the idiot runs the stop sign and you “T” bone him with your New Car.

        • Given the latest SCOTUS interpretation(on Obama care), the law means whatever I believe it to mean. The sign may say stop, but I feel that it only means “go like hell”, or stop only when you have to, or whatever.

          Realistically, most traffic laws are for the safety of all. Most of us generally obey them, to a point. All of us exceed the speed limit by a few MPH. Remember even 0.000001 over the limit is illegal. We also know that Democrats view the law as a tool to raise revenue, and force you to do stupid things. This is why we generally have such disdain for speed traps. Here we flash our lights to warn that a threat to your safety is on the road, namely a policeman is around.

          • In Texas you can go up to 10% over the speed limit…as long as you have good driving conditions…i.e. driving 80 mph in a massive rain storm or foggy conditions can get you a ticket.

        • I’ve often wondered if all automatic transmissions were taken away (except for grandma or others with physical needs), would the driving habits change. When you drive a stick shift, you must put some thought into that activity. It’s not the point-and-shoot (like a cell phone camera) aiming of a car anymore; it then becomes actual driving because you must think about what you are doing. Heh, there wouldn’t be any problem with people on their cell and driving; all their hands are already busy.

          BTW, I drive a stick and love it except in 10 mile long traffic jams. I can get in and out of all sorts of problems that would be impossible in an automatic.

      18. All,toad trafic fines should go to charity . Take out the profit motive

      19. “We serve and collect”. “Exact fare required”.

        • Like the motto on the Mustang cop car in the Transformers movie “To dominate and enslave”.

          I think not.

          The cops hang out in the same places around here to make their monthly quota. I think that the array of 16 penny nails in a buried 2X4 trick is in order. Their SOP is TOO predictable. They may be needing some new tires me thinks.

          I have a buried hook and tilt up mechanism that will grab their differential housing when they leave for a “high speed persuit”. A friend developed it for a kid who was parking on a farm two track and sneaking up to his house and into his daughters bedroom. Gotta love the strength of wire rope…and it’s so easy to bury in a shallow trench.

          It’s kinda like chaining their rear-end to the pole in “American Grafitti” without the risk of crawling near them. They REALLY should find new places to park for their “revenue enhancement” schemes.

          No one ever accused them of being real smart…just like that kid.

      20. Hi everybody! My name is Natty Kleen, and I have a really big problem. You see, I like to engage here at shtf, but I’m way to big of a coward to take on anyone directly so what I do is post my little girly wirly hit and run posts mostly between the hours of 2 and 5 AM while you’re sleeping, pretty slick, huh! So please take pity on me when you read my comments, you see, I’m a failure in the real world and this is the only life I have.

        • Natty, welcome, but you need to overcome your fears, especially if you fear political correctness. That is no way to live. I always take on someone directly with no problem. I refuse to live in fear.

          • Thanks Brave,

            I really appreciate your support but the truth is I’m 31 years old and still a virgin. I’ve had people tell me I couldn’t get laid in a whorehouse with a pocket full of hundred dollar bills and it’s the God’s truth. I don’t think I’m afraid of political correctness, but everything else in life I damn sure am! The only thing I have in life is this website, and I have to wait 2/3 days after people post comments to me and even then I have to wait between midnight and 6.00 Am to make sure nobody has the chance to answer me back. The truth is I’m a helpless basket case, but I really do thank you for taking pity on me, I really need all I can get.

            • You comment as though you were a sub(missive) from a porno site for bdsm. Lose your inhibitions and let your voice be heard lol!

              …Where did I put that can of Troll-B-Gone, damn…

          • BH, that was a troll post you responded to.

            • Smokey, I’m giving this person a chance to prove herself before I go passing judgment. We’ll find out for sure soon enough.

        • Natty:
          Please do not be afraid of anyone here on this site.
          We all have an opinion just like we all have a belly button. If you don’t agree say so, but do it with respect of that other person and every thing will be fine.
          You deserve a right to state your case just as much as everyone else does. Welcome aboard and don’t be shy!;-}
          S.T.S.F.P. N. Reb

          • You guys are cracking me up responding to the sarcasm with all seriousness! Why I love shtfplan.

      21. I would not want to be a cop when the SHTF.

      22. hell our sheriff is too lazy to even write many tickets. Sits and watches flashes his lights once in awhile so he doesn’t have to get out of his truck.

        • Sounds like a real policeman! Protect and serve, not shoot the dog and take all their money, kind of cop.

      23. I can see how one might mistake the word “stop” scrawled on a box lid for one of those big red eight-sided metal stop signs.

      24. So, I wonder how many DUI drivers didn’t get spotted because this little busybody with nothing better to do thought he would interfere with public servants doing their job?

        It’s not all about writing tickets to get money, folks.

        • Go f=%k yourself smokey

        • SURE… the cop parked there in the daytime(probably during worker commute time) with a eye open for drunk drivers. The cops are looking for REVENUE to enrich their retirement indirectly through city/county fines. Same with Highway Patrol…..5-9 am then 3-7 pm and nothing in between. Protect and serve…. themselves.

          • You’re not trying to tell us that people drink or get stoned only after 5PM, and never exceed the speed limit, are you? Or that the morning and afternoon commutes are free from violators?

            There’s a percentage of simple moving violations that lead to getting idiots off the road, interdicting that process can lead to getting someone killed.

            • by that logic maybe we should just have mandatory check points on roads kind of like toll booths with required breathalizers and background checks just to make sure no stoners and murderers are getting past speed traps. Come on smokey you’re smarter than that.

          • True. See my post below. It’s all about revenue and Dunn & Bradstreet and manta.com even lists them as private companies categorized under “finance, taxation and monetary policy…”

      25. Every freakin’ year my property taxes go up.

        The leech cops should be thanking the public for their free ride instead of smackin’ them down.

        Instead, they get “little man syndrome” whenever they think their “authority” is being challenged.

        We will kick your ass, shoot you or bust your neck or let our dog chew your leg whenever we feel like it.

        Whatcha gonna do? We have “qualified immunity”…so fuck you.

        They have no idea what the term liberty means. Any fine for a victimless “crime” is an assault on liberty and “theft by cop”. They are clueless tools for a tyrannical state.

        No victim…No crime…

      26. they dont write tickets around here. if you got a ticket you were driving reckless and the ticket was for 5 over the limit.problem is everybody speeds now. if its raining cops are not giving any tickets. cops are lazy its part of the job. if i was a cop id go hide out and sleep in the car. they make most of their $ doing details. useless

      27. Over the yrs as the baby-boomers children (Gen X) became adults and entered the workforce all hell has broke loose. Give the Gen Xers a little power and they go nuts, no respect. Abuse their power, that’s what they do.

        I don’t know why half of them are narcissists, bitches, bullies, punks (and even bridezilla’s – now who the hell ever even heard of that term before Gen Xers became adults) but they are quite destructive and disgusting.

        Maybe not all, but most baby-boomer Cops were all about ‘Protect & Serve” but give these punk-ass narcissistic Gen Xer’s a badge, a gun & a taser and it’s a disaster waiting to happen. They’d taser their own grandmother, these little pos. The most toxic, disrespectful generation.

        Now that they’re all adults, most of them in their mid-30’s to late 40’s, they are the ones destroying everything. Worst pos generation ever to walk the planet.

      28. They are all only about revenue, NOT “safety.” For proof go to http://www.manta.com/c/mmd550j/omaha-police-department for a simple example:

        Omaha Police Department

        A privately held company in Omaha, NE. Is this your business? Claim This Profile
        More Details for Omaha Police Department

        Categorized under Finance, Taxation, and Monetary Policy, Local Government. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of unknown and employs a staff of approximately 500 to 999.
        Company Contacts

        Is this your business? Claim This Profile

        Alex Hayes, Manager

        Note the categorization says NOTHING about police protection. Also note that the chief is listed as the “manager.”

        Search ANY gov’t entity down to your local school district on Dunn & Bradstreet (dnb.com) or manta.com and you’ll find that they are ALL private corporations.

        ALL tickets are FRAUD because they deny you your right to face your accuser (the cop is a witness, NOT “the state”).

        • A traffic ticket is nothing more than a CITATION to appear in court to answer for the charge it represents. You still have the right to be found guilty of the infraction/crime in a court of law, or be acquitted.

          You CAN face your accuser (the cop) if YOU choose to go to trial. YOU can also choose not to challenge the charge and just pay the fine. That’s not the fraudulent part.

      29. Here’s another one -“Road Rage”, never heard of it until right the around the time the first wave of Gen Xers got their driving privileges…that they saw as a right.

        When I learned to drive in the late 1960’s and even driving around in the 70’s & 80’s the worst that happened if someone was pissed at your driving they would flip you the bird or lean on the horn and that’s it, it ended there. Then the Gen Xers come along with their driving privileges and invent road rage. No one heard of road rage before this punk-ass generation entered adulthood.

        Road rage was unheard of until the oldest of the narcissistic bitches and punk-ass Generation X were in their late teens and 20’s. The entitlement generation. Then the next wave of them came around and they reinforced what the older ones started and now it’s out of control.

        I know Senior citizens in their 70’s who drove everywhere but are now afraid to drive anywhere. Not only because of road ragers, but the terrorist cops — Gen Xer terrorists. Only a Gen Xer would rough up a pregnant woman (another Gen Xer as this generation even hates each other) who they thought didn’t stop quick enough for their red flashing lights.

        And, in Reply to Papillon, who would privatize Law Enforcement? HINT: Not the baby boomers.

        Most LE baby boomers are already retired from the police dept. If they started at age 25 (in the 1970’s or 80’s)and put in their 25 yrs they could retire at age 50. The youngest baby boomers are approaching their late-50’s.

        The past 10 or so yrs when all the trouble started and all hell broke lose the majority of cops and LE are punk-ass Gen Xers, little narcissists with a gun, a badge and a BIG head, who gradually replaced retiring baby boomers.

        You think a baby boomer nearing retirement with 20 or so yrs on the Force is going to raid someone’s house in the middle of the night and terrorize a family and frighten little kids. Hell no. That’s the Gen Xers at work… the destroyers at work. They even hate each other.

        The past 10 yrs the majority of cops are Gen Xers and that’s why “Protect & Serve” gradually disappeared…. disrespectful to law-abiding people old enough to be their parent or grandparent. Baby-boomer cops were polite to older generations, and then as they started retiring from the PO the Gen Xer punk-asses took over and turned it into a mess, along with everything else they could mess up — like the educational system…removing prayer and indoctrinating children instead of teaching them values.

        This bs with the police brutality started when the Gen Xers entered the workforce. Half of that generation are pieces of crap that ruined everything….. little pos of shit turned everything into shit. And, the up and coming Millenialls are even worse. Wait a few yrs till they have a few more yrs experience then we’ll really see the shtf.

        Half of those in each of the two worst generations (known to mankind) these sub-human terrorists, are know-it-all, simple-minded, to damn arrogant to prep. These entitlement snowflakes will expect those who prepped to bail them out. HA! We’ll see.

        • Gee, with a handle like “CommonCents,” you sure are found lacking in both…

          For starters, its not generational the blight of society we face, it is the actions of elites, money changers (bankers), and the paid enforcers for these groups. Have you heard of the Pinkertons? How about the Rail Enforcement police? These are just two of many examples of organizations granted prosecutorial immunity, while simultaneously enforcing edicts and “laws” that were un-constitutional handed to them by “Elected Officials” hand picked to participate in rigged elections since the middle 1800’s. Don’t beleive me? Look it up.

          You opine the problem of bad cops is unique to those employed who are considered Generation X and millennials, yet corporate tyranny has been with us since even before the first paid cops appeared in Boston in 1838. A police officer is not employed or elected by the general public, they are appointed by a bureaucracy created to uphold the will of wealthy land owners, energy/oil tycoons, and industrial powers the world over, with the single intent to protect the interests of the tribe who appoints them. This approach to slavery is as old as the monarchies and their armies of young soldiers who get to pillage and intimidate under the seal of the crown, so long as the king gets his cut.

          Oh i could go on, line by line to debunk and dismantle your pathetic attack on young people being to blame for policies that were adhered to and created by resource hoarders (a.k.a ealty,) since the dawn of recorded history, but frankly, I see no reason to, anybody with even a basic understanding of societal history already knows better than your opinions….good day and please educate yourself of history before engaging in cerebal masteurbation about it.

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