Originally Posted by wright35633:
Originally Posted by Capt James T:
Originally Posted by Bestworking:
Of all of the DUI arrests I have made over the years, I have never had to ask a drunk person if they had been drinking. You should be able to tell without asking. Once again, according to SCOTUS, the checkpoint was legal. The trampling did not occur, and I won't comment either way, until the guy refused to comply with the lawful order. Once again, go to findlaw.com and see for yourself. Don't go bashing the police for doing their job at a lawful DUI checkpoint because one guy cops an attitude. No pun intended.
I have been stopped a couple of times in the last few years, on New Years Eve night, because "I thought I saw you swerve back there". Both times the officer was very , very nice, and ask had I been drinking. Both times the answer was "no".
Although I do not resent being pulled over, I do believe it was because of the night in question and the late hour - in other words, I was profiled. (And by the way, I hadn't swerved in either case)
Please don't get the idea I resent the police, but I have listed some grievances about police action on this forum before , and I just wonder - maybe you can help answer - why would they send a thief writing bad checks holding my daughters purse home ? , Why would they laugh at my son who reported people had stolen stuff off of his car when he had the tag number and a witness ?, why would they throw my daughter in jail overnight for DUI with a blood alcohol of 0.01 (one drink two hours previously) only to get it kicked out by a judge because - well, she wasn't drunk ?
Why would a house break in , and the "suspect" identified by an eyewitness via a picture, choose to do nothing ?
What are the police for ? only after drugs and dui to bring money into the city ? What happened to protecting us from thieves , and burglars ? Why would they ignore a 911 call and let a building be torched to the ground ?
I'm just curious.
In the past , I have known quite a few law enforcement people, and have always had great respect for them, BUT, the crimes they were interested in were stopping or arresting thieves , burglars, and in general protecting the citizens. There seems to be a new breed not interested in anything that does not bring revenue into the city coffers.
If you can help me on that, I would be appreciative.