On July 26, 2017, A Campbell CA police officer pulled a vehicle over for speeding on highway 101 at 85 mph. When the police officer asked the female driver for "additional paperwork" her male passenger reached under the seat of his car. The officer drew his weapon, and pointed it at the passenger, telling him to remain still. The office called for backup, which did not arrive for nine minutes. The officer kept his gun trained on the passenger for the entire time. Many people have called the Campbell police department to criticize, question and protest this action.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
- George Orwell
- A vehicle was speeding at 20 mph over the speed limit.
- Your passenger was not buckled in.
- If you drop your hands out of sight and reach under the seat, expect the officer to
- ask you not to do that
- to repeat it if you don’t listen the first time, and
- to loudly tell you not do it again for a third time last time (steps 3a. and 3b. may be skipped).
- If step 3c. is not followed expect to be looking down the aperture of a police department issued sidearm, and be told to hold very still, as if your life depended on it.
At this point, things are going to be very tense. Having a loaded firearm pointed at you is a very threatening act. Consider the officer on the opposite side of the gun is going to be just as scared, if not more. Things can go very badly for all parties involved if the passenger or driver make further sudden movement, drop their hands out of sight, or otherwise act in a manner as to escalate the situation.
Here are some tips to prevent this situation from occurring:
- Don't speed
- Wear a seatbelt
- If you choose to speed, and your passenger chooses not wear a seatbelt, expect to get pulled over. Your behavior from this point forward will determine if you get a ticket or not, how big a ticket you get, and if you get arrested or shot.
- When your vehicle is pulled over for any reason, put your hands on the steering wheel in the 12 o’clock position. It if is nighttime turn on the interior light
- When your vehicle is pulled over for speeding with a passenger not wearing a seatbelt, expect that the officer will ask for your license, registration, and insurance cards. Tell the officer the location of your papers, and reach for them slowly with one hand if possible.
- Remain calm, polite, and respectful throughout the encounter. This will ensure the encounter goes smoothly,
- If you refuse to follow the suggestions above, and choose to do so habitually, you may wish to invest in the following:
- Quik clot pads
- Hemostatic powder
- Pressure bandages
- Albumen blood expander
- Surgical and Physical Therapy insurance coverage
Police officers have an extremely difficult job. They deal with the very worst aspects of human nature most if not all days of the week. They see suffering, death, injustice, and the effects of addiction, generational poverty, and broken families. They are held to the highest standards of behavior by the laws of our nation, as well as the scrutiny of the media, and the demand of the public whom they are sworn to protect. Police officers are currently being stereotyped as brutal racist thugs by the left. . This is very ironic as many of the people on the left who label them as such would be righteously outraged if anyone generalized the very worst behaviors of the members of their group to all of the members of their group. Likewise, those on the left preach tolerance and compassion, and acceptance, yet hypocritically fail to practice it. Think critically question your assumptions, and work to see through media distortions about police officers. The Red Pill is an option.