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Dear Cop,

One time I saw two cops trying to arrest each other. They were both saying “you’re under arrest.” “No you’re under arrest.” “Nu uh, you’re under arrest.” … read more

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What most people don’t know is that Utah has no “public intoxication” law. Utah has an “intoxication” law (UCC 76.9.701), which says that it’s illegal to be intoxicated by any substance to such an extent, even inside your private residence, that you become a danger to yourself or others.  … read more

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I think we can all agree that any cop who writes a bike rider a ticket because the sensor wouldn’t trip, or because they’re calmly riding on the sidewalk at midnight due to shit and garbage or dangerous drivers on the road, is just a dick. … read more

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Under what circumstances can a police officer LEGALLY confiscate your cell phone and/or camera? Do we as citizens have any procedure to follow if we find ourselves in a situation where we feel the police are hurting someone and choose to document it? Don’t the police have to file requests for evidence they didn’t directly obtain from a crime scene or suspect? Can we simply say “no” when told to give up our cameras?  … read more

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I’m sure you and I (and three-fourths of the human population) can easily agree that 6-year-olds and the feeble-minded can tell the difference between art and gang-related graffiti, so here’s my comment and suggestion related to artistic expression. … read more

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Working at a fast food restaurant, I’ve noticed a lot of rookie ‘want-a-be cops’ coming to get food just to check out one or more of my crew. Ok, ok, some are gang members and what not, but who the fuck works for minimum wage (plus a dollar/hr for grave-yard) and is not trying to better them self›s? These fucking amateur, wan-a be cops are an embarrassment to our society and tax dollars!  … read more

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Just the other day I watched a bum at 210 Rio Grande take a dump right on the sidewalk. Only your stick will de-motivate this disrespectful piece of trash from doing that in your yard. … read more

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I want this settled once and for all. Someone comes to the person in charge of SLPD with a choice. Through some miracle of science, there is a way to get rid of everyone in the city that is straight edge or every single Juggalo.  … read more

Ask A Cop: Dealing With Dealers

Ask A Cop: Dealing With Dealers
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There are a couple of corners in our beloved Salt Lake that are riddled with some of the most incredibly obvious substance transactions I have ever seen. These corners—specifically, the corner of 200 S. and 400 W.—often see squad cars cruise past, but rarely does anyone get busted. … read more

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Hey Copper,
With all the hype over the local dog shooting controversy, I really want to know, what is the policy when it comes to dealing with animals? And was the SLC cop in the right in taking action, or was he just being a prick who didn’t want to deal with a barking dog? … read more