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Not exactly the smartest thing to do, it certainly seemed effective. In all likelihood I suspect the sherrif gave the deputy a verbal reprimand over making the department look bad, not speeding. Knowing Accomack county and more in general the Eastern shore I'd be suprised if the sherrif did anything except laugh at the whole thing. One could say it is rural policing at its most stereotypical (if not exactly its most prejudicial) when you head to the Delmarv peninsula.

What annoys me is the guys comment about 'whats the big deal' and 'cops are well trained, totally different for them'. Yeah, sure they are trained, but unless some department has rules otherwise they are required to stick to the driving laws unless they have a law enforcement related reason why not. Speeding because they can get away with it certainly isn't one. The running red lights, speeding, etc being 'no thang' and 'no problem' for cops so isn't true. A few years ago a cop ran a red light 'cause he could get away with it' not because of anything law enforcement related and killed two people near where I used to live. At least he was fired, but I don't think he ever even had any charges against him (like negligent homicide), it was found he had no legitimate reason for running the light. Several similar, though mostly not as severe cases and for awhile the higher ups in the Maryland state troopers and some of the bigger local police forces seemed to be cracking down (they were claiming they were) and there did seem to be lessing speeding, running lights, cutting people off, etc...but that only seemed to last about a year or a year and a half.
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[quote author=azazel1024 link=topic=146212.msg3145920#msg3145920 date=1243451066]
http://www.wavy.com/dpp/search/Local..._Wavy_20090526

Not exactly the smartest thing to do, it certainly seemed effective. In all likelihood I suspect the sherrif gave the deputy a verbal reprimand over making the department look bad, not speeding. Knowing Accomack county and more in general the Eastern shore I'd be suprised if the sherrif did anything except laugh at the whole thing. One could say it is rural policing at its most stereotypical (if not exactly its most prejudicial) when you head to the Delmarv peninsula.

What annoys me is the guys comment about 'whats the big deal' and 'cops are well trained, totally different for them'. Yeah, sure they are trained, but unless some department has rules otherwise they are required to stick to the driving laws unless they have a law enforcement related reason why not. Speeding because they can get away with it certainly isn't one. The running red lights, speeding, etc being 'no thang' and 'no problem' for cops so isn't true. A few years ago a cop ran a red light 'cause he could get away with it' not because of anything law enforcement related and killed two people near where I used to live. At least he was fired, but I don't think he ever even had any charges against him (like negligent homicide), it was found he had no legitimate reason for running the light. Several similar, though mostly not as severe cases and for awhile the higher ups in the Maryland state troopers and some of the bigger local police forces seemed to be cracking down (they were claiming they were) and there did seem to be lessing speeding, running lights, cutting people off, etc...but that only seemed to last about a year or a year and a half.
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interesting post...

how many times are you guys going to remove my sig? jesus...
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they already pulled the video on youtube....WOW :shock:

how many times are you guys going to remove my sig? jesus...
[quote author=ballinpapo]so they buy their mustangs, get some bullit wheels, and tune for straight-line (hey i have no skills at driving because even a 5 year old can shift) racing.[/quote]
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Another relevant story:

http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10400415

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Calvin Darling's neighbors want his name cleared

Posted: May 21, 2009 12:05 AM

New information on crash that killed Officer James Manor
2: 09

It came like a hurricane for Calvin Darling - haunted by Officer Manor's death, his neighbors say he took the blame for so much more.

"That could have been my wife pulling down. That could have been me," said neighbor Kevin Walace.

Now that Metro is reevaluating if charges will be filed, Darling's neighbors hope his name is one step closer to being cleared.

This comes on the heels of new information released by Metro.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Officer James Manor didn't have his sirens or lights in the moments before the crash.

Gillespie also said Manor was not wearing a seatbelt and was traveling 109 mph en route to a domestic violence call.

"The sheriff adamantly said the lights were on, the sirens were on. It's like they hung this poor guy before he ever had a chance," added Walace.

Walace is one of many neighbors who say they are "disappointed" with the way Metro Police initially handled the situation.

Those neighbors say Darling had a career as an engineer at the Bellagio, but they feel this ordeal has torn his life apart.

"You hate to see his name having been dragged through the mud. I'm glad things are clearing up," said Gordon Thomas, another neighbor who lives near Darling.

Thomas says Darling will always have a hollow spot for the family of officer Manor. He doesn't want anybody to downplay the accident or the tragedy it has caused. At the same time, Thomas feels that Darling was just in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

"I also have two brothers that work for Metro. I can see them standing behind their guy. The first reaction would be, here we have another drunk driver and here's a dead cop. That's just not the case," said Thomas.

Calvin Darling's lawyer, Sean Sullivan, released a brief written statement. It says, in part:

"Thankfully LVMPD came forth with the facts to substantiate my client's statement of how the accident occured. Calvin Darling is a hard working, honest and devoted family man who only wishes to return to his pre-accident life."

Also to mention, Darling was initially arrested and accused of failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving under the influence.

He was released from jail the next day after it was revealed that his blood-alcohol level was under the legal limit of .08.
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http://wfmz.com/view/?id=195685

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...amp;id=5355709

4 y.o. boy was split in half, caused a riot that night....

Im not trying to start a fire, but had this been a rich neighbor hood, it probably would have have made national headlines, rather 2 paragraphs...

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