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I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby 82A1 » Thu 23 Apr, 2009 6:04 pm

Hi everyone,
I grabbed 82A1, sorry if I beat out someone who had it. Was formerly ericjbeasley.
Went ahead and reposted the M82A1 for Newbees 101 posts, and will keep that up as I find things that might be cool for those of us just starting with the big rig. If anyone doesn't think it's a good idea let me know.

:evil: Also, yesterday I found that Chicago Police apparently target pro-2nd amendment types like me, since I was ticketed for the alleged violation of "Park/Stand Prohibited Anytime", which is difficult to fathom when I was parked in a legitimate, normal parking spot in the daily parking at the Midway Airport Garage. Apparently they didn't like my bumper stickers and Barrett baseball cap on the dash. The picture is my parked car as it stood, purportedly where it should not have--though they happily charged me $50 for legal parking...

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So now I know what it's like to have been Thomas Paine, or any of our revolutionary forefathers, in the time of our nations birth.

"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm those only who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man" -- Thomas Jefferson, "Commonplace Book" 1774-1776, found in "The Essential Second Amendment Guide" -- Wayne LaPierre
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby Walt Her » Thu 23 Apr, 2009 6:21 pm

Surely it must have been a mistake... :(

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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby 82A1 » Thu 23 Apr, 2009 7:52 pm

@ $60.00 for the ticket, I'm not sure it's not targeted harassment. For a "mistake" its pretty blatant that the car is legally parked.

I guess it's safe to say we are under attack and need to be wary of what we do, how we act, and definitely take the moral high ground, stay legal to the maximum extent, and deny our harassers the benefit of an easy target.

This is what the car looks like:
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby Shadow » Thu 23 Apr, 2009 8:14 pm

If I saw your car at airport parking.... I'd wash your windows and check the air in the tires for you.

Leave the keys next time and I'll get it filled up with gas... :lol:

BTW - which organization actually gave you the ticket?
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby DEDMNKY » Fri 24 Apr, 2009 1:39 am

That is bull crap they singled you out and did this uncosnstatutional act of liberalism. I'm with shadow on the service of your car and if shadow already did it i would at least have to leave you a thank you and i like your calvin sticker on gun controll i have wanted one of those but couldn't find it any where.
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby 82A1 » Fri 24 Apr, 2009 8:24 am

Thanks guys.

Let's see what my letter to the City Of Chicago Dept. of Revenue results. I hope they like the Certified Return Receipt, Signature Required letter they get. I love the USPS being able to help document this stuff.
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby LeoAtrox » Fri 24 Apr, 2009 8:52 am

I hope they drop it. I don't expect they will though ... :(

I love your AR bolt-face sticker. Where'd you get that?
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby toy4runr » Fri 24 Apr, 2009 9:55 am

I didn't see an NRA sticker :?:

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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby LeoAtrox » Fri 24 Apr, 2009 12:57 pm

toy4runr wrote:I didn't see an NRA sticker :?:


It's there, to the right of the license plate. He's got an Illinois Rifle Association sticker opposite of that.
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby darksoldier300 » Fri 24 Apr, 2009 5:53 pm

dont you love antis!!!!!not
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby SuperDuster » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 12:48 am

Chicago...that does not suprise me. The home of Richard Daly, the most CORRUPT mayor in America.
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby Samurai » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 9:49 am

Take it to court, they gotta prove it.
Ask for a jury trial, and the prosecuter
will most likely drop it, especially after
you show him the copy of the picture
of where you parked when you got the ticket.
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby DEDMNKY » Sat 25 Apr, 2009 8:44 pm

yeah i would fight it thats for sure.
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby LeoAtrox » Mon 27 Apr, 2009 8:56 am

For the cost of the ticket, I'm not sure this is worth the challenge. Sure, there's principal; but how much is your time worth? And are you willing to accept the additional damages if you lose?

Remember: You're in their court. Many officer's spend one day a week in the courthouse (one day a month at a minimum) and the judges deal with them often. They have established professional relationships. According to the law, they do have to prove that you are guilty of a violation; but commonly, a police officer's word against a civilian's word is enough "proof" for a judge. Then it would be on you to prove that your photo was taken at the time of the ticket. (Does it have a date/time stamp? Does it show the ticket undisturbed?) I think you'd have a hard time winning this one.
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Re: I'm apparently now a target of Chicago police

Postby Darrell Shirts » Mon 27 Apr, 2009 9:50 am

I worked with an officer some years ago that targeted vehicles with such stickers... He felt that civilians should leave their defense up to law enforcement. And that only the police should have guns... He was an OFFICIUOS T**D... Fortunately he finally ticketed the wrong truck... It belonged to one of our court clerks... She took it to her judge... Now for the Kicker... She was parked at the courthouse. In her spot. She had to use her husbands truck that day... She had placed her parking pass on the dash, as it's supposed to be... But the T**D didn't think to look for it... The judge had a few words for the T**D... That very weekend in another county, the T**D was arrested for solicitation for prostitution... I never had to work with him again ... hehehehe!... I wonder if he moved to Chicago?????.... Darrell

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