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Unbelievable Police Harassment!!!My Story

I've always heard of police harassing people, but I've never been involved in it ----until last week!!!

This was incredible, I could not believe what happened. Has anyone else been through any police horror stories similar to mine?? PLEASE POST!!!

6:43 on a friday exiting north off of the 410, I realize a police cruiser is signaling me to pull over. I proceed to pull over on the shoulder of the 410 exit.

The police officer approaches my vehicle and immediately says, “you were going 130km/h.” Being 6:43 on a friday, there was still some left over congestion on the highway and not only was I not doing anything over 90 (being that I was exiting), it was also impossible to do 130 when there were multiple cars infront of me. I told the Police Officer that that speed limit was impossible and I was not.

He took my license and insurance and returned eight minutes later asking me to step out of my vehicle. We are still on the highway exit ramp–not the safest place to be walking around I imagine.

As I exit the vehicle (My father’s 1995 ford mustang) The officer questions me about tire residue around my rear bumper. I replied that it was just residue from a cleaning gel and regular tire shred that is expected from a rear wheel drive car and tires on their last miles.

The officer continues by asking me if I’ve been racing, concluding with my tires are as bald as his head. I told him I haven’t been, the car is not mine it’s my fathers and the tires are old. He asked me whether my father knows I have the car. I continued to patiently reply to all these pointless questions as he continues asking me questions about drugs and where I’ve been doing brake stands to ruin the tires.

45 minutes later he hands me back my insurance and insurance and says “here you go speed racer, when I catch you doing brake stands I’m impounding your car and taking your license”

I was pulled over for nothing. Harassed for 45 minutes about nonsense, and insulted in the end for him wasting my time. And for the record, I have no traffic violation or accident in my seven years of driving. Nor did I ever do brake stands in my dads baby of a car.

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lol tires were as bald as his head. i bet the life of your tires and his bald head arent different. there flat and so is his head and i bet all that tire residue is just how stupider he got day by day. its like his brain just evaporated. this is just plain stupid
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No one else has any stories?? I am the only one who gets harassed like this???
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I put 18's on my car and I keep getting cops looking my way.
Good thing it's not tinted or has a loud exhaust! Yet...
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Just FYI if your tires were balled, it's reason enough for a police officer to pull you over, charge you and tow your vehicle away.
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so if my tires are bald that's reason enough? that is ridiculous.

My tires have thread on them, it's not like they have been worn down to slicks.
this is profiling, and THATs not right.
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As wrong as it is, you drive a fast car, big truck, low hot rod, etc. for attention. You get attention good and bad. Fact of life.

I've always driven lifted jeeps (since I was 18, i'm 24 now) and have been bothered for YEARS. The idea s to be as legal as possible when they pull you over and tell a straight story. Cops are usually only as rude to you as you are to them. Even if they get off on the wrong foot, be pleasant and follow the rules. It's pretty simple. You drive flashy cars you're gonna get noticed. And rightfully so, it's odds. If you were in a Neon odds are he'd have nothing to go on. Most cops see young guys with nice rides and assume they're drug dealers.
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Ask for his supervisor to come on site, and see if his supervisor concurs with the "drug-dealer" analogy. ****in Peel region.
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Originally Posted by sovereign View Post
I've always heard of police harassing people, but I've never been involved in it ----until last week!!!

This was incredible, I could not believe what happened. Has anyone else been through any police horror stories similar to mine?? PLEASE POST!!!

6:43 on a friday exiting north off of the 410, I realize a police cruiser is signaling me to pull over. I proceed to pull over on the shoulder of the 410 exit.

The police officer approaches my vehicle and immediately says, “you were going 130km/h.” Being 6:43 on a friday, there was still some left over congestion on the highway and not only was I not doing anything over 90 (being that I was exiting), it was also impossible to do 130 when there were multiple cars infront of me. I told the Police Officer that that speed limit was impossible and I was not.

He took my license and insurance and returned eight minutes later asking me to step out of my vehicle. We are still on the highway exit ramp–not the safest place to be walking around I imagine.

As I exit the vehicle (My father’s 1995 ford mustang) The officer questions me about tire residue around my rear bumper. I replied that it was just residue from a cleaning gel and regular tire shred that is expected from a rear wheel drive car and tires on their last miles.

The officer continues by asking me if I’ve been racing, concluding with my tires are as bald as his head. I told him I haven’t been, the car is not mine it’s my fathers and the tires are old. He asked me whether my father knows I have the car. I continued to patiently reply to all these pointless questions as he continues asking me questions about drugs and where I’ve been doing brake stands to ruin the tires.

45 minutes later he hands me back my insurance and insurance and says “here you go speed racer, when I catch you doing brake stands I’m impounding your car and taking your license”

I was pulled over for nothing. Harassed for 45 minutes about nonsense, and insulted in the end for him wasting my time. And for the record, I have no traffic violation or accident in my seven years of driving. Nor did I ever do brake stands in my dads baby of a car.
get a good lawyer, invest some time and money into this case and find out every charge you can use against the officer. and heres the number for the toronto star, try and attract some publicity you wont belive how much it helps. you might even end up with some kind of compensation, good luck

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yeh im all for the laws.....but cops abuse their authority.....thts pretty much why a lotta ppl hate cops
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remember guys, there are 2 sides to each story.

There could be details that the author of the origional author left out, or even possibly changed. (not calling u a liar).

For all we know, he could of only been stopped for 15 minutes, but because of the stress, felt like 45 minutes.

He could of also failed to include into the origional post if he had a criminal bg, and the cop was just trying to make sure he wasn't breaking any conditions, etc.

Or, he could be right, and the cop was being an and stopping him for an unnecessary time.

You'll only know for yourself if you were on scene, that day, at that specific time.

I've only been pulled over 3 times in my life. Once for absolutely nothing, and twice because I was speeding. The time I was pulled for absolutely nothing was at 12:00 AM, a Peel cop pulled me over and asked for my DL . 5 minutes later (real time) he came back to me and let me go. But I can tell you, it felt like that 5 minutes was actually 25 minutes.
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There is always 2 sides to the story. I would of asked for a superviser.
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The first thing you should have done (especially if you knew you were not breaking any laws) would be to ask to see a badge and take down his badge number. Then go and file a complaint.
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man that sucks. I got pulled over and ticketed for "rapid acceleration" while pulling away from a stop light. I was doing 25. Maybe I pulled away a little fast, but not like it was ticket worthy. But yours is full of more bull. Maybe that cop looked in the mirror and got pissed off at all people that aren't bald.
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yeah, I had a souped up civic and got pulled over 21 times in a year, the one cop that didnt like me gave me 2 tickets (red light that was green) go ahead don't believe me but I was there and know, and another for having no light on my rear bodykit revealling my licence plate it was 10:30pm. I have one that I just kind of laughed off, a Niagara Regional Police car flashed his lights and pulled me over (for nothing just routine for them by now considering it was around my 18th pull over). He gets out of his car and comes up gun drawn and opens my door and says "get the **** out" so I did he was searching me then proceeded to search my car for drugs and guns. He instructed me to walk over to (my friend) the bitch cop, yes she was a girl. When I turn around no word of a lie I had like 20 guns in my face and her searching me, saying she "saw me with the gun!". I just laughed at them because I think Canadian cops can't just gun you down. There's a couple more stories if you want more. Your experience was complete bullshit but I have some REALLY bad ones.

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