I recently had the opportunity to spend an evening with several of the fine men of southern New Jersey law enforcement. This is because I was pulled over by the police twice in the span of 10 minutes last week while I was driving my imported Nissan Skyline GT-R.
A Philadelphia police officer has been suspended after pulling over a driver and threatening to impound his car unless he and his friend purchased tickets to a police benefit. The men in the car caught the shakedown on video, along with the officer dropping some casual homophobic slurs before he let them go.
Much of the arguments before the United States Supreme Court would bore the average layperson to tears. But in a case before the Court concerning traffic stops a few weeks ago, Chief Justice John Roberts apparently admitted something absolutely nuts. He's never been pulled over by a cop before. Ever.
Apparently that the grounds for a cop stopping you in your car are up to interpretation. Even if that interpretation isn't, you know, correct.
Well, this is a new one.
When cops have to stop a vehicle in what may end up being a felony arrest, what procedures do they follow? This vintage film explains how things were done in 1973.
"When you're thinking you're just going to give a guy a warning and — next thing you know — you're doing chest compression in the middle of rush-hour traffic. It's a little overwhelming," is how a Maine police officer described a recent traffic stop that did not go as expected.
Amazingly, the officer was fine.
Breaking news out of Idaho! For a lack of anything else, Idaho State Police are now profiling drivers over which license plate they have. Because clearly everyone from Colorado is totally baked.
Remember the New Mexico man who sued police and an area hospital after they repeatedly probed his anus, forced him to poop and sent him a bill for his trouble? It looks like the worst traffic stop ever has some competition care of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Are you one of those selfish pricks who knows there's a speed trap up ahead, but doesn't flash your lights to warn fellow motorists? Well, now you don't have to be. A court ruled that flashing your headlights, even to warn of stealthily hidden law enforcement, is protected speech.
Faking your own death isn't easy. Pulling it off requires a ton of careful planning and attention to detail. (Don't ask me how I know this.) You can't leave any room for error — not even in your window tint.
The story of a man's repeated anal probing by police and doctors in Deming, New Mexico after a minor traffic violation has shocked and outraged people across the world. Now, perhaps not surprisingly, another driver has come forward to say the same thing happened to him.
In what can only be described as the absolute the worst traffic stop in history, a New Mexico man says doctors repeatedly probed his anus and subjected him to multiple humiliating medical procedures all because police believed he may have been hiding narcotics up there.
When new mother Zoe Brugger was stopped by Florida police last month for driving with a broken headlight, the police discovered she had a suspended license as well. That's when the police asked her to lift up her shirt, flip up her underwire and shake out her bra. Twice.
Only about 4% of drivers decide to commit evasive actions when they see a police car turn up near them, and 13% slow down, according to a poll by KBB.com.
Canada's stereotype as an easygoing land will only be re-enforced by these videos showing a stoner giving a 15-minute lecture to a police officer that dared pull him over. It's like a PSA for Tasers.
In theory, anyone can get an old Interceptor and some strobes or a plug-in cherry and start pulling people over. While unmarked cops in most places are encouraged to call in a marked radio car to handle the stop, that doesn't always happen. We constantly see people getting popped in the Chi by mustachioed men in dark…