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  • Help me settle a debate.

    It's a stupid debate.... but a debate nonetheless.

    I have a family acquaintance whom I bumped into a few weeks ago, and noticed that she had a firefighter sticker on her back car window. Not sure what they're called... but I think it's the insignia/shield for a local department.

    It made me curious... I've known her entire family since I was a kid.... and NONE of them are firefighters... or anything of the sort. So, I asked her what it was all about.

    Her reply? "It's so I don't get pulled over... or get a ticket"

    Me "Yeah... um... you're not a firefighter."

    Her "Well, I have a family friend who is... "

    I kept my opinions to myself... and told her that I didn't think the sticker was going to prevent her from getting ticketed if she was driving like a jerk. She kind of blew me off after that... LOL

    My question is... are those stickers truly a "free pass"? Or is this acquaintance misinformed? If you pulled someone over and it turned out they had no affiliation whatsoever with whatever their sticker was representing... would it change how you dealt with the situation? Would you call them on it? Would you even care?

    There is nothing that disgusts me more than people who pretend to be something they're not... it disgusts me even more when they try to reap the benefits. (Not to say that anyone has "above-the-law" privileges... but you know what I mean!)

    Anyway, just curious to hear some opinions. Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by MsSunshine View Post
    My question is... are those stickers truly a "free pass"?
    Nope.
    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - Orwell

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    • #3
      Thin blue line, red blue line, FOP, fire fighter insignia, they all get stopped. Usually, my first statement when I get to the car is, "What station you work at?" Usually, I get a confused look. At that point, it's just another stop.

      On another note, it's not worth losing some female friend because you don't like her sticker. The correct answer for you for now on is, "Oh ok... wanna go out?"

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      • #4
        They don't get a pass in my neck of the woods. I think your cousin needs to be stopped and taught a lesson. She is poorly informed; and, no doubt, will in all liklihood give an officer a lot of lip when she gets stopped and cited for a traffic infraction.
        Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

        [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]

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        • #5
          Originally posted by StudChris View Post
          Thin blue line, red blue line, FOP, fire fighter insignia, they all get stopped. Usually, my first statement when I get to the car is, "What station you work at?" Usually, I get a confused look. At that point, it's just another stop.

          On another note, it's not worth losing some female friend because you don't like her sticker. The correct answer for you for now on is, "Oh ok... wanna go out?"
          This is not someone I see regularly... I was visiting family and bumped into her in a store parking lot... I live across the country.

          In retrospect... I should have just smiled & nodded. It wasn't my intention to burst her bubble... I just thought she was grossly misinformed.

          Sigh.

          Oh well. I'm sure she'll figure it out eventually.

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          • #6
            Your friend is terribly misinformed. No pass.

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            • #7
              Ive seen those "FOP" support stickers on some dirtbag cars just for that purpose..."well, I didnt think I would get stopped if I had the sticker"
              I will never have a cop sticker on my POV....just a target for some jagoff to decide to bash my window or see where I live.
              BUT....no....no free rides, unless you really are a LEO or FF. Posers dont count.
              "I don't go on "I'maworthlesscumdumpster.com" and post negative **** about cum dumpsters."
              The Tick

              "Are you referring to the secret headquarters of a fictional crime fighter or penal complex slang for a-$$hole, anus or rectum?"
              sanitizer

              "and we all know you are a poser and a p*ssy.... "
              Bearcat357 to Dinner Portion/buck8/long relief

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              • #8
                ME: Whats with the Firefighter decal?
                Your Friend: Ummm my blank is a firefighter
                ME:Oh yah what station/department is he with
                Your Friend: Err...Umm
                ME:Liar, sign here

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                • #9
                  The only "free pass" is a badge or military uniform.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michigan View Post
                    The only "free pass" is a badge or military uniform.
                    Well......wait a minute. Is she hot?
                    sigpic
                    Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun.
                    And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by StudChris View Post
                      Thin blue line, red blue line, FOP, fire fighter insignia, they all get stopped. Usually, my first statement when I get to the car is, "What station you work at?" Usually, I get a confused look. At that point, it's just another stop.

                      On another note, it's not worth losing some female friend because you don't like her sticker. The correct answer for you for now on is, "Oh ok... wanna go out?"




                      This.




                      ...................and tell her your a firefighter!





                      .

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TOMBSTONE View Post
                        ME: Whats with the Firefighter decal?
                        Your Friend: Ummm my blank is a firefighter
                        ME:Oh yah what station/department is he with
                        Your Friend: Err...Umm
                        ME:Liar, sign here



                        Not so sure about this.




                        I know 2 guys who are firefighters. Don't have a clue where they work. Never cared to know or ask them.


                        I don't go, "So, tell me a firefighter story, there so exciting!"



                        And how many people do you know who know cops but can't remember where they work, lest what precinct they work at?



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                        Last edited by HEDP; 09-26-2009, 10:37 AM.

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                        • #13
                          When I see FOP stickers or thin blue line stickers I engage myself in a game. I call it "Find PC" and 90% of the time end up stopping them. I will ask about the sticker and have not ONCE stopped any who I offered Proffesional Courtesy to.

                          Those stickers are a joke and mean nothing. If I need to know who you are...I'm sure you'll tell me.

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                          • #14
                            Your thoughts are correct. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry has sticker on the back of their car for some reason or another. I barely even note them as I am looking at the driver and all that officer safety tactical stuff.

                            Stickers won't get you off of anything and being related to a firefighter most definitely doesn't qualifies a reason to even be let off of a ticket.

                            99% of the time you can't even tell what the stickers are until you get the car stopped are walking up on it.

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                            • #15
                              I personally hunt for the obama stickered vehicles.
                              "I don't go on "I'maworthlesscumdumpster.com" and post negative **** about cum dumpsters."
                              The Tick

                              "Are you referring to the secret headquarters of a fictional crime fighter or penal complex slang for a-$$hole, anus or rectum?"
                              sanitizer

                              "and we all know you are a poser and a p*ssy.... "
                              Bearcat357 to Dinner Portion/buck8/long relief

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