Stingray is a controversial cellphone tracking tool that sucks up information from all nearby cellphone users. It’s often sold as a vital tool for finding serious criminals and terrorists, an argument that is weakened somewhat when it emerges Annapolis police used it to try and find the perp in a $50 chicken robbery.
From a time when the Dutch police had a fleet of Highway Porsche 911 Targas, which sadly was phased out around the time I was born. A fun fact is that only married men over 30 with kids could drive them, since they had something to be responsible for, so they wouldn’t drive like crazy in these widow-makers.
It still needs further outfitting, but it looks to be replacing/supplementing the existing Falcon and Commodore pursuit cars.
In the constant gag-reel that is my life, I’ve had some very strange experiences. Some have even been rather scary. One of which was the time years ago in Conroe, TX. Having just moved to Houston from Las Vegas for a job, I was trying to get acclimated to things with my second new job. I say second because the first…
So about 2-3 weeks ago I was hanging out with all my friends when we decided we might as well stay over at my friends to avoid driving so late at night. We decided to get snacks before midnight and stopped a local grocery store. I was feeling awfully sick so I let one of my friends drive my car, let’s call him S. My 5…
A few weeks ago Sean MacDonald over at Lanesplitter wrote about the idiocy (or idiocracy?) of big Harley’s being used as Police bikes. It basically came down to poor performance when compared to other viable options. One bike that was tested in the group, also fairing pretty poorly was the Zero DSP ZF. Despite the…
Got lucky today!
No Woodward crusin’ for you.
I sold my Lotus Elise a few months ago and then bought a car for my 10 year old self - 2002 Dodge Viper GTS. I took my friend to the Ford dealership yesterday because he is interested in the new F-150’s but doesn’t know too much about cars so he wanted me to come with him.
While working at the nameless chicken restaurant that I work at, something quite interesting happened...
This trooper took a leisurely Sunday drive swerving back and forth across all three local lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike this afternoon. Behind the cruiser, hundreds of impatient folk plodded along at +/- 40 mph as it happily frolicked to and fro using whichever lanes it pleased. Why not all of them?
So some dude in Detroit went 153 mph on I-75 in an ‘05 Magnum and was promptly arrested. The guy was 21, didn’t explain his actions, and now faces a max fine of six points on his license and 3 mos. in jail. Ouch.
What in the world could the London Metro Police be doing in NYC? Writing speeding tickets payable to Your Majesty? Is Great Britain coming back to take over the colonies?
My God that thing is HUUUUGE. I had no idea it was that big. Especially next to our regular Renaults and Citroens...
(photo from yesterday morning)
Police officers, as car enthusiasts we are quite familiar with them, especially when we get pulled over... I don’t hate them for it though. They are just doing their jobs, and I honestly think they dislike pulling people over in a 40 where you could do 60 quite easily without being a nuisance or safety hazard.