Two Steps in the Wrong Direction

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    The wife and I just watched a TV show last night where a woman was pulled over by an off duty cop who subsequently killed her when she turned down his advances for sex. Scary.

    Re the cameras used for speeding, first I've seen those used but I'm sure they are. We've seen the cameras used for red light violations.
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    Longboat Key will be taking a picture of your tag on the way on and off the island at both the New Pass and Longboat Pass bridges.

    If you forgot to renew your tag, you will find out soon after you pass one of those camera's.
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    Never understood the camera tickets. Unless the city can prove you were physically driving your car you can get out of the ticket every time. The ticket is not for the car speeding or the car having an out of date tag, it's for actually driving the vehicle why those laws are being broken. The burden of proof is always on the prosecution.

    Also, second linky is broken for me
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    For the most part police are exemplary good people doing a nasty job that can take their life.

    problem is, that the sort of power, etc that most police respect adn don't abuse...attracts some people who look on police work(weither consciously or subconsciously) as a way to abuse others. I brought this matter up in another thread dealing with professions likely to attract psychopaths. It doesn't mean all people in the profession are psychopaths. Just that traits of the profession attract psychopaths. Some mocked the other tread because of the 'positive traits of psychopaths'. Here in this thread we see some of the negative actions of police who may be psychopaths(or borderline psychopath or other mental, emotional, social dysfunction).

    Here’s the list of jobs with the highest rates of psychopathy:

    1. CEO
    2. Lawyer
    3. Media (Television/Radio)
    4. Salesperson
    5. Surgeon
    6. Journalist
    7. Police Officer
    8. Clergy person
    9. Chef
    10. Civil Servant

    And the lowest rates of psychopathy:

    1. Care Aide
    2. Nurse
    3. Therapist
    4. Craftsperson
    5. Beautician/Stylist
    6. Charity Worker
    7. Teacher
    8. Creative Artist
    9. Doctor
    10. Accountant

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...-to-attract-psychopaths-should-we-be-worried/

    important to note Surgeons in the top list and doctors in general in bottom list. Also important to note that bottom list tends to attract codependents, etc.
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    You are looking at it from the wrong perspective. Try it this way, camera tickets make a ton of money for little investment or risk, and by not adding points to them, very little political repercussion. Free money? Who doesn't like that?
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    Rpm, I grew up on Bean Point in Anna Maria. Spent many summers boating at the Bradenton Beach Pass. My buddy's parents were, unfortunately, friends with Jumior Guhtrie who use to own the entire Jewfish island at the Bradenton Beach Pass. As kids we use to dock at Moore's restaurant and bring our camping supplies by boat over to camp at Jewfish. Many memories of Anna Maria Island. My Parents have lived there since the 60s. It was really cool place to live grow up in the 70s and 80s.
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    My fad grew up with junior. There are LOTS of stories about him. A LOT.
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    So possible possession of alcohol by a minor leads to three felony charges. Great use of taxpayer's money.
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    Yeah I had a lot of friends who were fishermen out of Cortez. I went to a BBQ at his house on the River when I was real young. He was a very nice person, of course I heard many stories about him over the years. I think he is living someone down in Central America, if he is still alive. He use to let us camp out at Jewfish. The only thing out there was a dock and gazebo. We use to have huge parties out there. Oh the stories I could tell.
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    How many of the fishermen were "in the business"?
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    Many, in those days.

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