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Seen on I-95: "Troopers are your best protection"

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by mikem317, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. mikem317

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    Bumper sticker. Who the heck are they fooling? I've seen a few of them recently.

    I suppose these are either Massachusetts state police, or their family. But this type of misinformation just lulls the citizenry into a false sense of security. Police aren't your best protection simply because they have no obligation to protect you. So what's the scoop on these?

    IMHO, your best protection is the gray matter between your ears (and the Sig Sauer at your 3 o'clock). [wink]
     
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  2. CRSIII

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    If you donate to the state police, they give you one.
     
  3. jkelly

    jkelly Shooting at the big range in heaven

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    Really?

    Respectfully,
    jkelly
     
  4. Jose

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    First responders are irrelevant.

    The shit has already hit the fan and gone flying in all directions by the time they get there.
     
  5. drgrant

    drgrant Moderator NES Member

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    People commonly donate to different orgs hoping and praying the sticker might get them out of a ticket, some day. I bet most LEOs don't even use it, or the silly TBL stickers as a consideration.

    -Mike
     
  6. vellnueve

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    These stickers have been out there for decades.
     
  7. vandals81

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    You people are nuts for carrying firearms...Me? I will call 911 if ever attacked, robbed, raped, or assaulted and I will be safe as the police show up 15 mins later....you damn right wingers!!!!
     
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  8. Scrivener

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    I think my "best protection" on the Pike - or any other highway - is:

    1. A fully-inflated spare;

    2. Jack and tools for above;

    3. A good flashlight;

    4. A can of OC; and

    5. A quality sidearm.

    That should stabilize the likely situations until the trooper arrives.
     
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  9. mikem317

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    Yes. I wasn't sure if they were staties, families of staties, or motorists who frequently offend trying to hedge their bets. [wink]
     
  10. CRSIII

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    Yeah, I have 3-4 overlapping one another on my work truck.
     
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    Make sure they get your "good side" when they draw the chalk outline around your corpse. [wink]
     
  12. vellnueve

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    Frankly, I think the "9mm is better than 911" stickers are better.

    EddieCoyle might disagree.
     
  13. rapture

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    My sister has 2 stickers on her suv. One is "Troopers are your best protection" and the other is a SPAM (State Police Association of Massachussetts) sticker. She got them both from her father in law who is a retired trooper. Those two stickers have gotten her out of so many tickets it's unbelievable.

    Every time she gets pulled over, they ask her about the stickers. She tells the officer who her father in law is (he's pretty well known) and they always just let her off with a warning. I've been begging her to get me a couple of those stickers for years now. The SPAM one is tough to get because each trooper only gets one sticker a year.
     
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  14. Jose

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    Your state police has got to be on par with the Filthydelphia PD as the most corrupt in the nation.
     
  15. Harleynut

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    I was getting calls from the Mass Police Chiefs group and they had stickers too. I would never dare put one on my car because on most days workers are pissed at their bosses.
     
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    You forgot the obligatory smiley.
    When seconds count the police are only minutes away.

     
  17. vellnueve

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    I don't think they're in the top ten.
     
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    Can I use him to stop all the idiot drivers I see on the road?

    What sort of holster do you carry a trooper in?

    Can I donate via paypal? I'm very interested in this.
     
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    Didn't take me long to get my license after that... and I live in the last town in MA you'd expect to have any issue like this. Probably just some punk kids messing around, but what if it wasn't? At least i'm a big strong young guy with a nice set of Wusthoff's, and a wife raised in Lynn [wink]
     
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  20. vellnueve

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    PMS is your best protection? [laugh]
     
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    She don't need it... she'd be perfectly capable of bitching them to death on a good day [smile]
     
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    Yup.

    Maybe She should stop driving like an ass. [hmmm]

    No, not even close. [thinking]
     
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    Second to real LEO's and family- I bet those stickers are frequently used by criminals. Just like DARE!.

    That being said, if I had a buddy who is a LEO and gave me one with his blessing, I sure use it, too!
     
  24. Rob Boudrie

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    The "real stickers" are the Mass Police Assn - displayed in a traffic stop visible position; serial numbered to the officer to which it was issues; and an aggressive MPA program urging officers to "not tolerate an MPA sticker on an unauthorized vehicle".

    I thought I posted something on this, but either I goofed or it was modded out.
     
  25. Zappa

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    My dad was a horrendous driver, not in an agressive way, just truely clueless in a Mr. Magoo kind of way. He'd straddle lanes on the highway, drive too close to the curbs, roll through stop signs and make bizzare lane changes without looking. Yes, he wrecked a few cars in his time, ran over a few sign poles and a parking meter or two, but kept driving up until he passed away at the age of 96. He was also a good friend and customer at the bodyshop. [wink]
    He got pulled over a lot, but never got ticketed because he was a member of The Hundred Club, and always handed his membership card to the PO with his license. Those outside of the PO world have probably never heard of The Hundred Club, but I've seen the card save his butt more than once.
     
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  26. Reptile

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    Sounds even more prestigious than the Mile High Club. I should join that, too.
     
  27. Jose

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    What lawful authority do they have to "not tolerate an MPA sticker on an unauthorized vehicle"?

    My guess is none.
     
  28. Rob Boudrie

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    There is a MGL that makes it illegal to fraudulently display the emblem, logo or seal of a trade union or professional organization. The real purpose of this law is, to example, prevent an electrician from displaying an "Member IBEW" logo on his truck if he is not, in fact, a member of the IBEW.

    The MPA has taken the position that the presence of a MPA sticker on a vehicle not owned by a police officer is "fraudulent display of a organization emblem", and advised their members that no ineligible vehicle should be permitted to proceed with such a sticker on their vehicle. I know one person who bought a used car with such a sticker and was ordered (not asked) to remove it at a routine traffic stop.

    This is obviously a very high priority for the MPA - There membership cards are wallet size and, last I checked, the entire back of the membership card is dedicated to quoting this law and reminding the member to not tolerate the immunity sticker on a civilian vehicle.
     
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  29. ochmude

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    Hey! I take issue with that and am obliged to defend the city of my birth. No department in the country can hold a candle to the grimy reputation of the cops in good old NOLA.
     
  30. ochmude

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    Really? At least 30% of the cars in the parking garage in the section 8 housing complex I work at have MPA stickers on them. Actually, my SIL's car has an MPA sticker on it. They seem pretty common to me.
     

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