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Response to Kali (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 12:00 PM

34. Or visible. I had a car designed to have a visible license plate light; got 18 stops in 19 months

Fifteen okay, fine, your license is good, bye now, we're watching you. Four fix-it tickets, all four dismissed because there was nothing to fix. Eventually, the judge gave me a letter to keep in the car and hand to the cop pulling me over because I had no control over the perfectly legal design of the license plate light.

All were harassment stops -- I lived in the brown neighborhood, drove a (mechanically sound, visually trashed) beater, and as a 21 year old grad student, was going through a territorial, far-left bumper-sticker and art-car phase. And lived in a town run by and copped by far-right Mormon asshats.

Those were the car stops. I got weekly walking stop and sexual assaults, too, because I tended to be nocturnal (I lived in a desert) and walked to the grocery or convenience store after the big ball of fiery gas went away.

I have a lot of sympathy for the position that there's no such thing as Officer Friendly, and policing exists to preserve and extend the property rights of those in power.

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