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rednecktek --- 2 years ago -

Is it just me? or does it seem like the police are swarming all over kingwood writing tickets for anything they can instead of going after the criminals? Guess in the new era of political correctness they need to get a new name, City of Houston Revenue Collection Agency. It sadly seems that when Houston overspends and wastes money that the people are farmed like sheep for the extra cash. 

Dr Aborto --- 2 years ago -

Don't break the law don't get a ticket. Easy as that. 

rednecktek --- 2 years ago -

yes, but when i saw them writing a ticket for a old lady at kroger for having 1 car tire on the stripe of the parking space... that was just too extreme. 

rainy33 --- 2 years ago -

that was just too extreme.

Tell that to the person parked next to her 

Storm Jane --- 2 years ago -

wow i dont think that i can say anything but wow 

Dr Aborto --- 2 years ago -

Old people should be treated equally to everyone else. Didn't you talk about personal responsibility just minutes ago in the Flood thread. Don't complain of the smell if you live near a dump? Don't park on the line if you don't want a ticket. 

voice of reason --- 2 years ago -

yes, but when i saw them writing a ticket for a old lady at kroger for having 1 car tire on the stripe of the parking space... that was just too extreme.



liar. private property 

RedMulch --- 2 years ago -

Old people should be treated equally to everyone else

Certain old people should not be allowed behind the wheel of a car........ 

Laurabeth --- 2 years ago -

How does HPD have jurisdiction on private property? 

allday --- 2 years ago -

They will write a ticket for any damn thing they please buddy.

Got that? There's nothing to see here people. 

allday --- 2 years ago -

How does HPD have jurisdiction on private property?

I'm certainly no lawyer but I hate them in real life..but that begs the question how do they give "public intoxication" arrests/tickets when it's mostly on private property. 

SuperFantastic --- 2 years ago -

I haven't seen anyone pulled over in a few weeks 

Laurabeth --- 2 years ago -

How does HPD have jurisdiction on private property?

I'm certainly no lawyer but I hate them in real life..but that begs the question how do they give "public intoxication" arrests/tickets when it's mostly on private property.



I meant specifically refering to traffic laws. Even if you wreck your car into someone in a parking lot, the police don't have authority to write a ticket.

I would assume that public intoxication would come into effect if you were visable from a public location.

Like I can get drunk and act a fool in my own home...but if I step out in my front yard......it's public toxication.

Two different things... 

Bornanraisedkw --- 2 years ago -

gotta fill those quotas 

thankfulformyfour --- 2 years ago -

those of you who are aggravated about "quotas" will be the first to whine when they aren't at your house 2 seconds after you need them.

They use to have quotas....now they can write as many tickets as they want. 

tinman --- 2 years ago -

The stripe rednek might have been referring to could have been one for a handicap parking spot.

It was all over the news last week that COH was going to step up enforcement of handicap parking violations.

Getting a ticket for having a tire on the stripe is extreme, but still, it was an infraction.

It's also a $500.00 fine.

Make sense now? 

Circlesmile --- 2 years ago -

Getting a ticket for having a tire on the stripe is extreme, but still, it was an infraction.

It's also a $500.00 fine.

Make sense now?



Thats that California influence all over the country. Thats where those type of fines became popular. That state is a cancer to the whole nation as a whole. 

ladybeachbum --- 2 years ago -

I can't imagine giving a little old lady a ticket for that. Did you see this personally or hear it? I have heard this story but not with the little old lady at the wheel. And please remember, someday you will be the one the younger folks call little old lady or man. Every time I see someone poking along and it is an older gentleman I think of my dad or Fil and smile. I can slow down so they can have some joy. 

Defcon1 --- 2 years ago -

will be the first to whine when they aren't at your house 2 seconds after you need them.


That is the silly part...they are entirely unnecessary in a free and vigilant society.

I will only ever call 9-1-1 when the ordeal is over and there's a mess to clean up.


All the other million little laws are there so that ANY citizen at almost any time can be hit with a ticket. You are all criminals and the sooner you learn that and learn to obey without question, the easier it will be for everyone, right?? 

TheCrownChakra --- 2 years ago -

Old people should be treated equally to everyone else.

Let's see you say that when you're in their shoes.

I agree, cops need to focus on the actual criminals. I was pulled over, and I wasn't even breaking the speed limit. The Officer then told me to step out of my car and proceeded to search it. He of course, found nothing. I am a retired US Marine, and even when he saw my cap, he treated me like some drug trafficker. As I got out of my car, I saw him put his hand to his gun. 

Betty --- 2 years ago -

Semfia7x I am very sorry you had to go thru that awful treatment. They should have respect for our hero's . Thank you for your service should have gotten his badge # I don't know if that would have done any good any way. 

Empty Nest --- 2 years ago -

I didn't know you can get a ticket for parking on the line. I had better straighten up. 

zapper007 --- 2 years ago -

yes, but when i saw them writing a ticket for a old lady at kroger for having 1 car tire on the stripe of the parking space... that was just too extreme.

You KUers have all been pawned - If u gonna be a TROLL - be more creative than that...lol 

a22511uu --- 2 years ago -

It appears the police like to respond to these posts in the usual Nazi way. Yes, the HPD is up to their quotas. Recent thing is you should not shop for groceries after 10pm at Randalls. You will be arrested for Public intoxication. No suggestion of taking a breathalyzer will work. You will simply be arrested. They will keep your drivers license so you can't do anything about that either. It doesn't matter that you have had nothing to drink and offer to prove your sobriety. Happened to four people in the last week. Stay away from Randalls. Deputy Deitrich has to compensate for deficiencies. Can't wait for the cop "I'm an everyday reader on this underground post" response. 

rEVOLution --- 2 years ago -

Instead of laying off Officers the Mayor of Houston announced last month that she would simply take the money from their pensions. Of course with the intent of paying it back but when you are so far in debt with very little income, how will she ever pay them back? How about increasing their quotas so they bring in more revenue? That might do it. So, since they aren't getting enough of our tax dollars to keep the cops on the streets, they take it from our pockets with their ridiculous Orwellian rules.

Just one recent story to prove my point.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Cops competing to take money from drivers, the drug war
http://taxingtennessee.blogspot.com/2011/05/cops-competing-to-take-money-from.html 

d:-] --- 2 years ago -

Don't break the law don't get a ticket. Easy as that.

The problem with our laws is that they are very open to interpretation and just about everything can be considered to be illegal depending on how it's presented. I bet you broke at least 1 law today and didn't know it.

The real issue is priority. During the school year I saw at least 1 car speeding through the school zone every single day. Not a cop in sight. But yet they set up roadblocks to check registration stickers. Which do you think is more important to the safety and well being of the public? Doesn't matter to the PD, the money matters. 

a22511uu --- 2 years ago -

If Anise Parker wants to cut down on the budget, get these cops where the crimes are. It isn't in Kingwood. How many stolen bikes and computers have been recovered? If we got rid of half the cops, we could cut down on half the court staff, half the city jail incarcerations for drunks and the mentally ill, cut the pensions related and pay for the drainage tax or better yet, open up another medical school and admit more than the 10% applicants we do now. 

mommie21g1b --- 2 years ago -

My child's school zone is in Houston and we would see at least one car a week pulled over. The police can't be everywhere, but if you see a problem area it can't hurt to let them know.

Getting the police out of kingwood and into the ghetto will only make the ghetto come to kingwood. 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

It appears the police like to respond to these posts in the usual Nazi way. Yes, the HPD is up to their quotas. Recent thing is you should not shop for groceries after 10pm at Randalls. You will be arrested for Public intoxication. No suggestion of taking a breathalyzer will work. You will simply be arrested. They will keep your drivers license so you can't do anything about that either. It doesn't matter that you have had nothing to drink and offer to prove your sobriety. Happened to four people in the last week. Stay away from Randalls. Deputy Deitrich has to compensate for deficiencies. Can't wait for the cop "I'm an everyday reader on this underground post" response. 
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First off, quotas for police are ILLEGAL. Second, we cannot use the breath machine for anything except DWI. Every test done on an Intox machine is checked by the state. If a test is performed for non-DWI purposes, the operator will loose their certification and key to use the device. 

Sandra --- 2 years ago -

Just because you ar eon private property doesn;t mean you are not in the public view and you can be arrested for public intoxication. If you are parked on the line or any part of the handi-capped space without a permit then you can get a ticket. And yes officers can write tickets for accidents on private property under certain conditions. If you dont want a ticket or dont want to get arrested then dont break the law. If the officers weren't in Kingwood then all the garbage from other areas would be. 

BeadQueen --- 2 years ago -

Duh, the police write the tickets to folks who will actually pay them. If you write tickets in the ghetto, they go unpaid. 

a22511uu --- 2 years ago -

First off, quotas for police are ILLEGAL. Second, we cannot use the breath machine for anything except DWI. Every test done on an Intox machine is checked by the state. If a test is performed for non-DWI purposes, the operator will loose their certification and key to use the device.

Good justification for just arresting anyone you don't like and not being blamed for violating constitutional rights. Makes it a police state. Police get to take vengeance on anyone they want with no consequences. Kind of like all the police abuse which is swept under rug by internal affairs. 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

Good justification for just arresting anyone you don't like and not being blamed for violating constitutional rights. Makes it a police state. Police get to take vengeance on anyone they want with no consequences. Kind of like all the police abuse which is swept under rug by internal affairs. 
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Ok A22511uu, Im going to call this one since no one else will. The only people who hang out at Randalls at night are punk teenagers who have nothing else better to do. How about getting life and quit complaining about the police trying to run you little turds off. Its not vengeance for why they are going after you, its your pure stupidity acting like dumb asses sitting on your trucks hooting an hollering at God knows what. There is no reason to be up there after 10 pm unless you are buying groceries. 

a22511uu --- 2 years ago -

WarWeazl posted: The only people who hang out at Randalls at night are punk teenagers who have nothing else better to do. How about getting life and quit complaining about the police trying to run you little turds off. Its not vengeance for why they are going after you, its your pure stupidity acting like dumb asses sitting on your trucks hooting an hollering at God knows what. There is no reason to be up there after 10 pm unless you are buying groceries.

Actually, we were buying groceries. Secondly, I am a few months away from turning 60 years old. Finally, I work downtown from 4pm to 10:30 pm, I am sometimes too tired to cook and go to the grocery store. I suspected you were a cop so now I know how you think. If you arrest everyone who is out after 10, your night job gets easier, you just scare them all off. Its still a civil rights violation. Punks like you either end up in prison for beating people up or out in the free world as an abusive cop. 

a22511uu --- 2 years ago -

SEMFIA7X
I am sorry you had that experience. Actually, there are few civil rights we have remaining in the US. Unwarranted searches seem to be the norm rather than the objectionable exception. A recent Supreme Court case two weeks ago gave police the right to break your door down and complete a search if they "thought" they smelled pot outside your door,even if they were wrong, knocked and heard shuffling. The unwarranted searches upon Kingwood residents is simply a copy of that attitude that "the end justifies the means" while ignoring the Constitution. Justice Ginsburg wrote a wonderful dissent in that case and I quote her: “The court today arms the police with a way routinely to dishonor the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement in drug cases,” she wrote. “In lieu of presenting their evidence to a neutral magistrate, police officers may now knock, listen, then break the door down, nevermind that they had ample time to obtain a warrant." The case is only a few weeks old, but it seems the cops are taking it to heart in Kingwood. I have heard of five unwarranted searches in the last week, after which all parties were arrested for Public Intoxication and released the next day with no charges. However, the cars were towed and the licenses kept. Wonder if it was WarWeazl.
The recent case is Kentucky v. King which you can access at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-1272.pdf
We are considered worse than many third world countries in the international scene. I travel internationally numerous times a year. 

a22511uu --- 2 years ago -

PS. WarWeazl. Subtract ten years from my years of eduction and compare with yours. You will come up short. 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

"PS. WarWeazl. Subtract ten years from my years of eduction and compare with yours. You will come up short. "
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Add in all that dope you smoked back in the 60's and you have the mental capacity of a 12 year old, which is reflected in that prepubescent comeback you posted. I don't know how HPD handles it over here in Kingwood, but most in MY agency follows the constitution and Supreme Court rulings. You might not like way police have to do it but tough cookies, this is a new day and we are more and more becoming a target of aggression. In fact, I had a KID (13 years old) yesterday singing a song to me in the back of my car how he was going to hunt my family down, rape my wife, and stomp on my children's heads. Don't lecture me from the safety from you elegant life you old bastard. 

SleightOfHand --- 2 years ago -

Oh and by the way, the smell of burning marijuana coming from inside of a house would lead a reasonable and prudent person to believe that a crime (smoking marijuana) is or has been committed... (hint- that's the definition of probable cause) 

Pineapple --- 2 years ago -

Public place is ANYWHERE you can be seen or heard by the public. You can be arrested for public intoxication on your own porch. Everyone dislikes cops until they need one :/ 

nooneishome --- 2 years ago -

I gotta say, that HPD doesn't have a lot of fans in this community... and I haven't had a ticket in many years, follow all laws, don't do drugs, and I have no axe to grind with police.

My issue is the one so many have said already. There is an excess of enforcement in revenue generating areas and a rather pathetic response to actual crime.

Neighbors were robbed blind, they didn't even bother taking finger prints or do anything at all. Yet, drive by a an officer with a slightly out of date sticker and wham.

If it doesn't make money, it appears to have a rather low priority in this city.

However, I bet that most police officers know they are being used as revenue generators and aren't real happy about it. So my gripe is really with the city for allocating resources inappropriately.

Here is an example of what I'm talking about that was in the chronicle today...

Justice delayed in rape cases 

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