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Pulled this off the wife's FB.
Interesting poem and an interesting response by FB.
You can find the rest of the story at her FB page, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008784633974
My name is Raine Bivens. I am a police supporter. The recent post I posted regarding "You pulled me over today" went viral off of my main profile page with 150k+ shares. Unfortunately Facebook has removed my profile and is reviewing my ID card to see if I am fake or not.
Officer, you pulled me over today.
Not to be mean, or because of a "quota"
Not because my car is old,
Not because I'm young and female..
But because I was speeding.

I was pulled over today.
I pulled over before you turned your lights on.
I waited for you with my papers
In my hand, outside the window.
I called you sir, you called me ma'am.
We were respectful toward one another.

I did not lie, cry, or
cut you down for doing your job.
And you didn't have to argue with me.
I didn't run, thus you didn't chase me.
I didn't pull a gun on you,
So you didn't shoot me.
I did not resist,
You didn't have to put hands on me.
I did not pull out a camcorder
I don't want you to feel scared to do your job
Or like you are walking on eggshells because
I need you to feel comfortable keeping us safe.
And I want you to come home to your family tonight.

I know you were sworn in..
You may have sworn your last breath
For me or those like me, and for those like you.
I will not tell you how to do your job.
I know I can't do your job.
Not many can.

When you pulled me over today,
I saw your unit..
A Setina guard on the front
A camera behind the windshield
A gun, a tazer, and handcuffs on your belt.
And I know these things are to protect you,
And to protect those like you,
And to protect those like me.
And I felt no need to complicate things
Like others have done.

Officer you pulled me over today.
You wrote me a ticket today
For something I know I did.
But there are bigger things beyond tickets
So I said "Thank You"
And I meant it.

Because on that ticket is a signature of a man
That would sacrifice his last breath to keep us safe,
And die for his brothers.

And that signature is on a citation..
But I'll respect it when I see it.
I know Safety comes at a price.
I'd rather it be a few hundred bucks
Than someone's life.

Once again, Thank you.
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Along with my drivers license, and proof of Insurance, Sir, this letter will explain to you the rights I am claiming during this stop. I will not be speaking to you.

Thank you for protecting and serving, myself, and my fellow American citizens!

1. I hereby tender my driver's license and proof of insurance.

2. I have committed no crime and request that my papers be returned to me and that I be allowed to depart immediately.
3. If you are not going to allow me to leave at this time, I will assume that this is more than a brief investigory stop and that I am under arrest.
4. I invoke my RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, and do not wish to make any statements, nor do I wish to answer any questions relating to consumption of alcohol. I rightfully, and voluntarily CHOOSE NOT TO TAKE ANY FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS, including thehandheld ALCO-SENSOR breath testing device (i.e. ABC's, touch nose, balancing tests, etc).
5. I DO CONSENT to tests of my blood, breath, or urine, at the police station or state testing facility, provided that (1) they are conducted in compliance with O.C.G.A. § 50-13-1, et seq., (2) I am afforded independent testing at a private medical facility by personnel of my own choosing.I in no way waive or withdraw my request for independent testing, nor do I waive any deficiencies in the procedures or advisement which you provide during this arrest.

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Whizz off you crazy old coot.

No one, including your family, cares what you have to say.

 

 

Just trying to be nice to cops, stradial, by not saying anything to them, and just handing them a nice letter, along with my license, and proof of insurance. :pardon:

 

BTW, stradial; it's good to have you posting again. I thought you were a gonner, Sir!

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I care TP. I care what all have to say. People talk for a reason.

 

 

But, anything you say can, and will be used against you, by a cop. If you think he/she is about to protect and swerve your rights, in a traffic stop, you're wrong. But, not always. just most of the time.

 

If you are were a cop, afcs, I would trust you, but if I don't know you, you would get the letter.

 

I don't know how many cops it would take to whip my a**, but I know about how many they WILL use.

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Pulled this off the wife's FB.

Interesting poem and an interesting response by FB.

 

You can find the rest of the story at her FB page, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008784633974

 

 

My name is Raine Bivens. I am a police supporter. The recent post I posted regarding "You pulled me over today" went viral off of my main profile page with 150k+ shares. Unfortunately Facebook has removed my profile and is reviewing my ID card to see if I am fake or not.

 

 

Officer, you pulled me over today.

Not to be mean, or because of a "quota"

Not because my car is old,

Not because I'm young and female..

But because I was speeding.

I was pulled over today.

I pulled over before you turned your lights on.

I waited for you with my papers

In my hand, outside the window.

I called you sir, you called me ma'am.

We were respectful toward one another.

I did not lie, cry, or

cut you down for doing your job.

And you didn't have to argue with me.

I didn't run, thus you didn't chase me.

I didn't pull a gun on you,

So you didn't shoot me.

I did not resist,

You didn't have to put hands on me.

I did not pull out a camcorder

I don't want you to feel scared to do your job

Or like you are walking on eggshells because

I need you to feel comfortable keeping us safe.

And I want you to come home to your family tonight.

I know you were sworn in..

You may have sworn your last breath

For me or those like me, and for those like you.

I will not tell you how to do your job.

I know I can't do your job.

Not many can.

When you pulled me over today,

I saw your unit..

A Setina guard on the front

A camera behind the windshield

A gun, a tazer, and handcuffs on your belt.

And I know these things are to protect you,

And to protect those like you,

And to protect those like me.

And I felt no need to complicate things

Like others have done.

Officer you pulled me over today.

You wrote me a ticket today

For something I know I did.

But there are bigger things beyond tickets

So I said "Thank You"

And I meant it.

Because on that ticket is a signature of a man

That would sacrifice his last breath to keep us safe,

And die for his brothers.

And that signature is on a citation..

But I'll respect it when I see it.

I know Safety comes at a price.

I'd rather it be a few hundred bucks

Than someone's life.

Once again, Thank you.

Very nice poem, thanks for trying. :)

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Why can't we just agree/accept that there are good officers who try to do their jobs correctly and bad officers who abuse their authority or do not have the temperament for the job or ability to discern when the use of deadly force is appropriate and when it is not? Firing a weapon (shooting to kill) should be the very last resort.

 

And yes I know it's a split-second decision they have to make but there are cases where people have been shot fleeing who posed no threat to safety (no weapon, fleeing in the opposite direction, etc) and I have to wonder how much TV and movies have influenced the belief that it's ok for the police to rough up or worse, gun down suspects who don't immediately comply with an officer's orders...("Stop or I'll shoot!")

 

Running from police in and of itself should not justify the use of deadly force.

 

And finally, how many of you can honestly say you have or would sincerely thank an officer for giving you a traffic ticket?

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And the reason I don't try and post here, is once again made clear.

 

I thanked a police officer who gave me a ticket.

He was courteous, professional and I was breaking the law.

I thanked him for his service and for being a professional.

 

 

Just close the post, it doesn't fit the agenda.

My bad for trying to bring some sunshine into a dark hole.

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My son got pulled over in May when I was with him. I know he was pulled over because he had a Temp GA tag. This was in PA. The cop was said he pulled him over for driving in the passing lane. Son was trying to pass but the car to his right kept speeding up and the cop behind him on his tailgate was freaking him out. It was dark and he had no idea it was a cop. I think he was a little surprised to see his Mother and little sister sitting in the back seat. No ticket was given and my son said Thank you when he handed his drivers license back.

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