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    Unhappy Skumbags in training.

    This afternoon I saw 2 cops in front of a cop station, onle was instructing the other in the use of a laser speed detection device. What the fuck is going on? Are they training all 5000 skumbags to get on the roads to rob us?

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    I have a co-worker who went a concert not too far away recently. On the way back, he had to drive through my town, which has some overly aggressive and bored cops. (I've been pulled over twice in the last six months for 'going over the yellow line'. My ex-wife has been pulled over the same thing.) Neither of us drives drunk, ever.

    One of our local officials pulled him over. They then arrested him for drunk driving. He wanted a breathalyzer right there, but they wouldn't give it to him. They took him to the station. He blew a .00, but he still has to pay a whopping fee for his car being towed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Everytime someone gets hit or killed by a drunk driver, the first thing people say is "where were the cops?" Same thing when a car gets run over by a runaway, speeding car. The cops have a job to do & i applaud them for it. Sure, there are a few power-hungry bad apples who go overboard & give the rest of the cops a bad name, but you have these types in every line of work.
    I agree that's unfair. They can't be everywhere at once. When someone does something bad, it's not the fault of the police. It's the fault of the person who did it. You can't predict future bad behavior, and if anyone really deserves blame for repeat offenders, it might be lenient judges...
    Sometimes, though, you just pay a price for living in a free society. There's a gray area between keeping freedom and protecting the public. That's not just a LE matter, though, it's a political one, too
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    Quote Originally Posted by btyger
    ..........One of our local officials pulled him over. They then arrested him for drunk driving. He wanted a breathalyzer right there, but they wouldn't give it to him. They took him to the station. He blew a .00, but he still has to pay a whopping fee for his car being towed.
    Surely that can be contested, and the cops made to pay the towing charge.

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    btyger: Are you living in USA? I don't see this happening in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Everytime someone gets hit or killed by a drunk driver, the first thing people say is "where were the cops?" Same thing when a car gets run over by a runaway, speeding car. The cops have a job to do & i applaud them for it. Sure, there are a few power-hungry bad apples who go overboard & give the rest of the cops a bad name, but you have these types in every line of work.
    It's the classic case of 'you're damn if you do,you're damn if you don't''.Same thing about public security,security on campus,schools,malls,hospitals ect...nobody wants to be policed,yet whenever something happens people cry ''where's security???''.

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    The problem here is that the Emporer Mayor Tremblay goes and hires over 100 sows to patrol for TRAFFIC violations. Not to cut down on violent crimes, robberies, street gangs..... In the interim these fine examples of pork by-products will tell you if your house is robbed to just call your insurance. Same thing for your car, etc. So, you could lose tens of thousands of dollars of goods and they won't do anything since they're too busy sitting by a street corner stopping cars for doing rolling stops, or blocking intersections.

    Don't get me wrong I get pissed that the drivers in Montreal are becoming more useless every day but I think it would be more effective if:

    1 - half these people are hired to actually do police duties, not meter maid duties
    2 - These meter maids would patrol the streets where drivers are whipping along at 120 km/hr on a 70 km/hr route (ex: Decarie)
    3 - These meter maids would patril the streets where drivers are going 50 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone (ex: left lane of Decarie).

    By the way not sure what happened by the usual 4 PM pig patrol at th ecorner of Wellington & Bridge by the Victoria Bridge is no longer there. I wonder if the Port Authority (who must own the land as they stack shipping containers there) told them to get off private land. If so then GOOD GOING to the PA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornyanglo66
    Not to cut down on violent crimes
    I am not so sure that a person getting hit by a speeding car, or an accident caused by a drunk driver is any less a violent crime. Drivers here treat pedestrians like second class citizens, even in the middle of extreme weather conditions, apparently, for Montrealers, that 20 second wait is too long, and would prefer to practically run you over while you cross the street.

    We also have the most unfriendly crossings I have ever encountered. I love Westmount, but having to wait 2 lights, just to cross Victoria street, and then 2 more if I want to cross Sherbroooke as well... in sleet, while warmed up cars zip on by is ridiculous. Oh, don't get me started on this... lol!

    1 - half these people are hired to actually do police duties, not meter maid duties
    2 - These meter maids would patrol the streets where drivers are whipping along at 120 km/hr on a 70 km/hr route (ex: Decarie)
    3 - These meter maids would patril the streets where drivers are going 50 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone (ex: left lane of Decarie).
    I would be happy if the police traffic control cops would just focus on streets where pedestrians are. Don't waste time on the Decarie, on getting Montrealers to follow traffic rules on the highways, or autoroutes, treat those like the autobauhn - Enter at your own Risk.

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    Apparently you guys have never been to New York City. Try crossing Madison Avenue or Park Avenue in midtown some time. Most of the taxi drivers in New York City treat those roads like it was their private NASCAR racetrack. Nothing I have seen in Montreal in my many walks through the downtown compares with what I have seen the equally numerous walks I have taken in Manhattan. I have had several occasions of nearly being killed by a racing taxi in NYC, never in Montreal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxima
    Yeah, but jaywalking is worst in Mtl.
    True, but only because New Yorkers know not to dare jaywalk for the reasons discussed in my prior post. You jaywalk in NYC, and you die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just-ass-weet
    I would be happy if the police traffic control cops would just focus on streets where pedestrians are. Don't waste time on the Decarie, on getting Montrealers to follow traffic rules on the highways, or autoroutes, treat those like the autobauhn - Enter at your own Risk.
    Ridiculous. So crashing into other cars does not count, only when you hit pedestrians? Sorry but that doesn't fly for me when I have seen enough accidents on Decarie because of idiot drivers flying along. The cops shoud station themselves especially on these thoroughfares since control of speeding is supposedly one of the reasons why Tremblay hired these sows to begin with.

    Maybe the pedestrians need to actually stop jaywalking or crossing in the middle of the streets first and foremost. I can't tell you how many times I have seen a mother with a baby stroller rushing across busy city streets when she is 1/2 a block from a corner with a stop sign or light. Then there are the hundreds of idiots yakking on their cell phones as they are crossing street corners not even looking at the fact the light is red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornyanglo66
    Ridiculous. So crashing into other cars does not count, only when you hit pedestrians? Sorry but that doesn't fly for me when I have seen enough accidents on Decarie because of idiot drivers flying along.
    Yea, that is what I said

    The highways are not a necessity to get from point A to point B, and EVERYONE has to go at some point through city streets. If police can focus on getting the ruthless, careless and drunk drivers off the street on city streets, then it follows that those cars couldn't enter the highway anyhow.

    Quebecs "no-fault" is one way that motorists are not detered from driving unsafely. As said on the website attached, I, too, feel that crossing jay-walking is actually SAFER than crossing at the light! I cannot say how many times I have had to jump back because a car comes for his turn on the green light, without any consideration for pedestrians.

    2 of my friends mothers were killed by motorists. One just 2 years ago, she was hit from behind and died instantly. She was walking along the shoulder of the road. The guy who hit her was known for dangerous driving, and will never be made to pay for what he did. My best friend is having her first child - and her mother is no longer with us. The other was about 5 years ago. She was crossing on a cross walk - apparently, these can only be seen by pedestrians. as I have tried crossing these funny marked spots as well, without any luck!

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    I'm sorry for the fact that you have had 2 people experience death in this manner. It still does not change the fact that pedestrians as well need to stop crossing where they should not and respect the lights as much as motorists.

    Reality is that more people are victims of crimes such as home invasions, robberies, rape, murder, street gangs than car-related activities that can deemed a 'violent crime'. These are where the cops are most needed to do their duties. Unfortunately they are only tough enough to hand out tickets...

    In any regards the addition of all these officers is nothing but a cash grab for the city and has nothing to do with the safety of anyone. The crackdown on jaywalkers will be next so they can get more money in the coffers for the Emporer's new clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornyanglo66
    ... they're too busy sitting by a street corner stopping cars for doing rolling stops, or blocking intersections.

    Don't get me wrong I get pissed that the drivers in Montreal are becoming more useless every day ...
    I for one, am for the death penalty for blocking an intersection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornyanglo66
    Reality is that more people are victims of crimes such as home invasions, robberies, rape, murder, street gangs than car-related activities that can deemed a 'violent crime'. .
    Actually, it is not the reality

    "In 2005 there were 35 murders in Montreal compared to 54 fatalities caused by motor vehicles"

    Unless you are talking about the TOTAL of all wrong doings.

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