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Coming back from the store last night, the turn into my street was blocked by a Brawley PD car facing towards me chatting to a guy in an SUV facing same way as me. Behind the SUV was another car and then me. Waited awhile for them to have their chat but it was several minutes before they cleared the road. As the PD car went by I raised my hands in an ‘at last’ type gesture, turned at the intersection and saw the cop car do a u-turn.

Got to my driveway, he pulls up and asks what my ‘smart-ass gesture’ was about. I pointed out that having a conversation and blocking the street was not a good thing and he said that the other driver was making a complaint. Right, people regularly smile and laugh when they are making complaints, and if true, why not pull over to one side and take the details or, here’s an idea, go to the police station and make it.

Anyway, he told me I had other options than just sit there (illegally reverse down the street, or mount the curb to get by) and left. I wanted to point out that not only did he stop traffic in the street to chat, he parked on the wrong side of the street to chew me out, and his cop car had no plates on it. But of course the laws only apply to the citizens of Brawley town, not law enforcement, so I backed down and away he went. I’m sure he was disappointed my Jeep was totally legal-looking.

I’m going to write a complaint, I’ll probably be harrassed for the next year 🙂

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May 23rd, 2005 at 8:13 am

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