Author Topic: Cops.....They live among us.  (Read 1463 times)

August 24, 2015, 02:02:01 PM
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Garrsie

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Thought someone might find this funny/depressing/enraging.

Was getting a new numberplate in a shop in Randburg on the weekend and two SAPS guys walk in, rifles in hand. They asked the owner whether they could get some number plates done, to which he replied yes. Here's the punch line, they asked him if they could choose the font!!!

Credit to the owner who told them they should uphold the law and that he couldnt do it.
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August 24, 2015, 02:45:44 PM
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That sounds to me like it was a trap. As if the owner allowed them to choose the font he would have been arrested for selling illegal plates.


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August 25, 2015, 12:20:50 PM
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funny thing is technically they can sell plates with another font
But they must then properly inform the owner that it is not a number plate anymore it is just a sign
legally you may not mount it on your vehicle

If they give you that information then the cops can't do zip against them

But yes here it is just safer and easier for them to say no when a cop requests that
less issues
« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 12:28:36 PM by Veneficus »
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August 25, 2015, 12:29:40 PM
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Well technically they can sell the plates, it may not hold the SABS logo though, and therefore is not allowed to be mounted on the car. :o


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December 10, 2016, 09:04:15 PM
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ummmm, the logic here sucks...would their "trap"not work 100 times better if they did not wear their police outfits???
The police are so corrupt, they could not give a damn if they have regulation plates or not.

December 12, 2016, 09:07:41 PM
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Net soos jy werktuigkundiges en bankklerke ens ens het wat van spoggerige karre met snaakse nommerplate hou het jy polisiebeamptes wat ook daarvan hou. En alhoewel dit tegnies 'n oortreding is waarvoor jy 'n kaartjie behoort te kry is dit darem nie 'n doodsonde nie. Daardie oranje verkeerslig wat ek en jy vandag oorgeglip het is 'n baie ernstiger oortreding.  :P
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December 13, 2016, 07:03:03 AM
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Net soos jy werktuigkundiges en bankklerke ens ens het wat van spoggerige karre met snaakse nommerplate hou het jy polisiebeamptes wat ook daarvan hou. En alhoewel dit tegnies 'n oortreding is waarvoor jy 'n kaartjie behoort te kry is dit darem nie 'n doodsonde nie. Daardie oranje verkeerslig wat ek en jy vandag oorgeglip het is 'n baie ernstiger oortreding.  :P

Agreed but I do think it is a sorry illustration of how society, particularly here in SA, has become so tolerant and accepting of the idea that a bit bad, a little unlawful, a tad outside the acceptable, is ok as long as we don't kill someone. I believe that if our beautiful country was less tolerant of our leaders, police included, skating outside the law, we would have a much better place to live. Many of us encourage this because it means we get away with a bit more.

Hell, that sounded very political for a Tuesday morning!
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December 13, 2016, 07:38:48 AM
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But...why take a rifle,or handgun for that matter of fact, into a number plate shop? Rough neighbourhood?  ;D
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December 14, 2016, 04:27:04 PM
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Wellll. Should they have left their firearms in their vehicle????
 Of course they should not do private business when on duty, but if your house is 10 or 20 km from the shop you misuse a little bit of government time to walk into the shop. I have not known a cop that do not work between 30 min and 2 hours extra per day without being compensated.
And if they just bypass the shops without stopping, the public complain that they are just on a joy ride and do not check possible hot-spots.  :-\.
Heads or tails they lose.  :-X.
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