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Old 09-28-2012, 12:21 AM
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Watched a docu. on street racing in Washington state last night.
How is it the tv crew are in the thick of it filming the racers but the police are playing catchup ?
They couldīnt catch them even when they caught info on where they were going next to race.

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Watched a docu. on street racing in Washington state last night.
How is it the tv crew are in the thick of it filming the racers but the police are playing catchup ?
They couldīnt catch them even when they caught info on where they were going next to race.
Doesn't surprise me, about the same happens around here. They don't seem to actually get in gear unless it's a drug bust or big $$ involved so they can use it to increase force size or buy more equipment. Burglary, stolen vehicle etc.. may aswell not even bother calling them, you'll never see anything found or returned unless you find it yourself.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:06 AM
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The cameramen are ahead of the law because, just like all these so called reality situations, its all set up........
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This wasīnt setup there were a couple of nasty accidents which resulted in arrests.
They wouldīnt setup 200 cars grouping at a gas station then piling off at full tilt burning rubber, it looked very dangerous to me.
Among the racers were hanger on druggies and criminals.
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Well if someone was dialed into that scene there were text msg and phone calls that went out as to where to meet and such and of course anyone looking for some excitement would come out for it. And yes there were some wrecks and people hurt doing that stuff. The cops caught on and started impounding cars and licenses were lost and such so now that scene is done for.

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In Detroit IF you get caught the cops steal your car. Very rare to get caught though.
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ok why was my post deleted????????????????????
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ok why was my post deleted????????????????????

Because it was in my opinion, glorifying street racing. We dont condone that here. BTW, this thread will be watched very closely and any talk of how great it was or what people got away with and the whole thread will be dumped.
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In Detroit IF you get caught the cops steal your car. Very rare to get caught though.
Impounding is hardly "stealing"
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Because it was in my opinion, glorifying street racing. We dont condone that here. BTW, this thread will be watched very closely and any talk of how great it was or what people got away with and the whole thread will be dumped.
it didnt condone street racing in any form it was simple an answer to the op's ?

i didnt mention any races or how good or bad they were i just simple stated how we avoided the police when i was younger and used to do it
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My initial thought was why can tv crews find the illegal activities and not the law.
I didīnt intend this to get responces like how great it was or how the law was avoided.They didīnt exactly avoid the law just stayed ten steps ahead.

Spain had been pursuing a Basque terrorist for years to no avail, yet the BBC got to interview him and his mother.
The information is out there the law seems to be slow, very slow.
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My initial thought was why can tv crews find the illegal activities and not the law.
I didīnt intend this to get responces like how great it was or how the law was avoided.They didīnt exactly avoid the law just stayed ten steps ahead.

Spain had been pursuing a Basque terrorist for years to no avail, yet the BBC got to interview him and his mother.
The information is out there the law seems to be slow, very slow.

how can tv crews find illegal activities? well, they tend to have a network of people they pay for "ears" that will talk to a reporter but not a copper..

no one wants street racing, it's the taboo area of the car hobby..
but one that will never die.. good/bad/right/wrong..
and as city/town selectmen/women force tracks to close it'll only put more on the outlaw side of things..
they,(the men in power) can fix this, but won't..
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