Originally Posted by tucsonzj
Just because you're happy to roll over doesn't mean I am. But if you want to know, real cops not corrupt power hungry ones.
Yes cops make decisions on judgement, no argument there, but they can't do whatever they want on any judgement. They're judgments and actions have to be supported by legislation. They can't just make up laws as they go. Good cops don't try and do this.
Yes I do know the DUI laws and process in which you can and can't be stopped. I also lived in the strictest state in the country for DUI laws.
I also know my rights as a citizen and will ask for an explanation, anytime I've been stopped for speeding or whatever it may have been (usually speeding) I have rights and the information to protect myself, I hope you do too. Doesn't mean I'm an dick running around fighting everything. But as for my legal advice, its not advice. Take it as you want. But if you don't know your rights, enjoy not using them. As for the mudflap stuff, how do you think I know that if a cop writes me a ticket i'll be in court fighting it, I read the laws and follow them (I was stopped for it in AZ and that's how I found out that since on my title I am a "station wagon" not an SUV or Truck, I don't have to follow mudflap laws, and the cop acknowledged it when he read my registration)
Believe me, there is nothing that you (nor anyone else for that matter) can teach me about the law enforcement community that I am not already aware of.
The fact that you are comparing a MV law from the state of AZ to that of a CMVI here in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts leads me to believe that you do know how to "read". And, at some point, have reviewed some of the MGL’s or perhaps even some of the MA CMR’s. However, your understanding and interpretation of them, to suit your "rights as a citizen", is quite convoluted.
Best to leave the interpretation of the law in this State to the men and women of the SJC, or if need be, to those of the US Supreme Court. They are after all, the only “citizens” who have the “right” to interpret any law, and decide when, where, and how, it is to be used. They’re decisions are where I take my guidance from.
I wish you luck in your future “legal” plights.