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Traffic Stops. Routine?

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Mirror_in_unifrm_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

Why does the media still call it a routine traffic stop??????
There is nothing routine about it.

79769782avljrm_th_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

They watch COPS to much.

Thin_blu_line_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

For the same reason they refer to suspects shot by police as "The victim." Clueless.

Photo_user_banned_big

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Its not only the media, I have heard a few cops say it. I try to correct them.

2012-10-14_15-49-09_546_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Its a force of habit I think. We find the news guys here saying "routine" traffic stops turns into anything but...." all of the time. Then, they'll turn around and do a story about us and say that traffic stops are NEVER routine. Then the next week, they're right back at calling one of the most dangerous things we do "routine". Anybody that calls a car stop routine is just ignorant and doesn't understand the dangers presented. And any officers calling them routine are just asking for trouble to show up. ALWAYS VIGILANT!!!

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

TV has to much influence on people...including some officers. You just have to remind yourself and your fellow officers to always expect the unexpected. You never know what is going to happen or when - on any type of call or stop.