VC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 395 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1551 times:
Yesterday evening I was heading to a restaurant on Amsterdam Ave around 74 St. in NYC with a friend and her son. Amsterdam Ave in this area has five lanes, all going in the same direction (one way). Typically there are cars parked along both sides and very hard to find a parking spot.
I pulled up in front of the restaurant next to a parked car on the right to let my friend and her son out to wait for me in the restaurant while I went to find a parking spot on the next block. As soon as I slowed down, a cop pulled up behind me and blew some kind of horn/siren so I could keep moving. Now traffic was not heavy any was moving easily past me since there were several other lanes. I motioned to the cop that to wait while my passengers got out and in less than 30 seconds I was on my way. The cop pulled up alongside me to the left at the next light and motioned for me to roll the window down. Then he said in a rather nasty arrogant manner " Listen, WE don't wait for YOU!" I just mouthed "whatever", rolled my window back up and went on my way.
This was a trivial incident but I was upset by the rudeness of the cop, I mean this is New York City, sometimes you have no choice but to do what I did in dropping off passengers. My question, do you think the cop was out of line? If I had taken him to task for his rudeness, is there any way he could justify a violation? Let me know what you think, I would like to hear from ANCFlier.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39420 posts, RR: 76 Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
Be careful. Some cops can be real dicks and there power can go to there heads. That piece of $h!t should lose his badge for that.
I wouldn't piss them off either. They could drag you out of the car and beat you if they wanted and get away with it.
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 58 Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1515 times:
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2): Of course, I'd expect that behavior on the East Coast . . . that's why I don't live there. Sorry East Coasters, I simply find the attitude of most people very rude . . . worse than myself in fact
Hows your igloo?
Anyways I would have waved and smiled at them and said hi. Just to mess with them.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11443 posts, RR: 78 Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
You probably caught either an asshole, or a dude having a bad day.
Don't assume that this is indicative of every cop......it's probably an isolated incident.
If you really have a problem with any police officer then just get their name, badge number or vehicle number. Contact the local precinct and discuss it with their watch commander, and I would bet that the problem would not be readily repeated.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39420 posts, RR: 76 Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
It was obvious VC10BOAC was dropping off a lady and he kid and the pig could have just driven around. He had plenty of space.
Him using the term "we" means he is speaking on behalf of all police officers. He is abusing his powers as an officer. It doesn't matter if it's verbally or through force, it's still an abuse of power.
VC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 395 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
You are right. I really wanted to address his behavior but I did not want to risk lying face down on the pavement getting my ass whupped. I hate to bring up the race card but I could not help wondering if the fact that I am a black man driving a BMW had anything to do with it.
VC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 395 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1469 times:
Quoting WellHung (Reply 7): Lose his badge for saying 'we don't wait for you'? WTF are you talking about?
If some dickhead stopped in front of me, I'd be honking my horn, too. It's not my problem that your lazy ass passengers can't walk a block from a parking spot
First of all I had no lazy ass passengers. I had a lady in heels and her son. I don't know who raised you or how you were raised (I am assuming there were civilized humans involved but I could be wrong) but I was taught how to be a gentleman.
Secondly, if you think doing what I did makes me a "dickhead" I wouldn't worry too much about it since judging by your screen name, you are probably not very good or accurate in handing out descriptive names.
VC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 395 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
Actually DL021 if you drive down Amsterdam Ave in this area at this time, you will notice that about half the vehicles are cabs and they drop off and pick up passengers just like I did all the time. Also during this time several cabs went around without missing a beat.
I take exception to the name calling - I know you don't give a shit, however . . .
I know I might overindulge at the table every now and then, ya know on a good meal and decent bottle of wine, but I'd hardly classify myself as a pig. DO you realize how ignorant your comments make you sound Superfly, and we all know from your A-Net history you're not ignorant - hell man, you drive Fords . . .
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39420 posts, RR: 76 Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
Quoting DL021 (Reply 18): Fly, calling a cop a pig is just as screwed up as you or I being referred to by a name intended to deride our ethnicity or orientations.
The term 'pig' is fitting in this case and VC10BOAC described the situation pretty well. Why couldn't he pass up VC10BOAC since he had plenty of space to do it?
Sure a cabbie could have been much ruder as many NYC cab drivers are but a cabbie runs the risk of being challenged and/or beat up. Not a police officer. Would this pig done the same thing if he were out of uniform, off duty and in his own car?
Also a "pig" can be any color and being a cop is a profession by choice.
I stand by my previous statements on this matter.
I already gave you my take, since you made the invitation in the thread opener. The guy was out of line, rude . . . what makes you think it was racially motivated?
OK maybe I should not have brought it up but if you know the history of African immigrants (like me) and cops in NYC you would kinda pause and wonder.
This thread is not an attack on NYC cops, most of whom are decent people, just an asshole who happens to be a cop. Difference is most regular assholes cannot hurt me, an asshole who happens to be a cop can.