Ask a Cop – October 2010

Ask a Cop – October 2010
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So last May, a couple of underage friends and my self (also underage) were coming back from a party in Sandy. Now, as I’m making a right hand turn I see these wonderful red and blue lights flashing in my rear view mirror. So, home boy cop calls my friend and I 11 months later, by this time we’re 21, and he wants us to come down to the station and sign a minor in possession ticket. Now my question is, can this super awesome cop charge us a year later? … read more

Ask a Cop – November 2010

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Dear Law Enforcement Official/Fellow Gun Enthusiast,
I would like to inquire about the current gun laws in the fine state of Utah. I recently found an amazing pistol that I was pondering purchasing and would like to know everything I have to know so I will not be bothered by the authorities while “packin’ heat.” … read more

Ask a Cop – December 2010

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Dear Cop,
I recently went to court for a possession ticket and was told by my public defender that it is one-hundo percent legal for a cop to lie to a civilian. Is this true? … read more

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Dear Cop,
Just last week, I was reading the news and learned about a slew of prostitution stings happening in Layton. According to the article, cops in Layton will browse online advertisements for escorts to find individuals from across the Wasatch Front to contact. They will then ask the individuals to travel to Layton. If they agree, an arrest takes place. Could the actions that Layton police are taking be considered entrapment? … read more

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Dear Cop,
A few weeks ago I was patronizing a local bar on a Friday night. Out of nowhere a crew of cops showed up to inform the bar owner and the bar patrons that it was illegal to be on the dance floor with a drink in hand. Apparently this wasn’t the only bar the cops visited that Friday evening. When the fuck did Salt Lake City start resembling the plot of the movie Footloose? … read more

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Dear Copper,
My apartment complex has a pair of neighbors who are constantly fighting, and I mean hardcore. Every week there’s some kind of knockdown-dragout between them. Just last week the woman cut the guy up all across his back, leaving him bleeding and yelling for help. So my questions to you … how the fuck does no one go to jail after all that? … read more

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Dear Cop,
There was recently an incident that made headlines of a transsexual at the DMV who was literally put on display, humiliated in front of the other DMV patrons and told to wash her face and pull her hair back or face not getting a license/ID. As a cop, how are you trained to deal with trans people? … read more

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Dear Cop,
After a bit of research I learned that an eight year vet of “one-timeing” y’all bitches in blue get $30 an hour, almost. $29.95 an hour for a eight year vet. Now that being said, why is it so hard to pay off a cop in SLC? … read more

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Dear Cop,
What does it feel like to enforce laws that you personally consider immoral? If the law called for you to stop black people from drinking at “white” drinking fountains, would you enforce it? … read more

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1. Are county jails required to keep “occupancy logs”?  I need to prove that a certain cell was empty in 2004.
2. A suspect is booked for a 3rd degree felony and posts bail the same day – 5 g’s.  As bail is posted to ensure the suspect will appear in court – shouldn’t a case number be required before a bail bondsman will cough up 5 g’s? … read more