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Why blur out license plates?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Shahram, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Shahram

    Shahram I ain't got herpes no more.

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    This might seem like kind of a dumb question, but why do we blur out license plates when we post pics of our trucks?

    I could see it if you're, like, 'wheeling over baby condors and firing full-auto AK47's with a joint in your mouth and a dead hooker in your lap, but why blur when you're just showin' off your rig? Afraid of retribution from the H2 crowd?
     
  2. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    because people are stupid


    I asked the same thing a while back

    I think it boils down to people being overly paranoid.
    Not something I'd ever be worried about...

    Here's mine :)D :flipoff2: :D):
     
  3. Trunk Monkey

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    Because someone is going to write it down, pay money to get your name and address from the DMV, and come steal your center caps!
     
  4. archie

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    Could an anti-Suv group get the plate numbers and report each vehicle for a violation in each state? For example, no mudflaps,oversized tires with no flares,etc......
     
  5. Shahram

    Shahram I ain't got herpes no more.

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    You mean steal back their own center caps, in my case... :flipoff2:
     
  6. Deny

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    Don't be giving them ideas! :D
     
  7. 3puttcop

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    Because I can run your tag and see your VIN, name and address.
     
  8. PolterGeist

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    yeah, but you can also see anyone's tag just driving out on the street... so what's the point? THousands of people see it everyday anyway.

    Steve
     
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    polter you may be smart , but at least you have a sense of humor about it.

    p.s. i agree with your politics from some past thr ead, forget which. thats the problem after a long afternoon.

    p.s.s. i used to smart. jim
     
  10. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    Yeah, but you're also trusted with that information in your profession.


    It's complete paranoia. Foolish waste of time for a false sense of security.

    I don't give two s***s about SSN, Credit Card #'s or Bank Acct #'s. But then again, I monitor everything several times/day so I suppose it is a trade off.

    The things that really get me are the baited mail solicitations, like to my gym or tanning salon. You'll get the "Yellow Pages" listing for FREE mailings, or the "toner/ink" calls all the time. If your staff isn't properly trained to handle that kind of stuff you can literally rack up thousands in B.S. billings.


    I hate a lot of the pussy ass s*** that goes on in this country. Whatever happened to earning a good old fashioned living?
     
  11. White Shark

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    How did you know about the condors....by the way, you can't prove anyone was ever found dead... :D
     
  12. 3puttcop

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    Very true, I am not suppose to share DMV information unless it is for police business. However I know some single rookies that run tags on every hottie they see.

    Personally i try to keep my info secret, my tags and DL have the Police Head Quarters address. All my property is is hidden from public record (Florida Law). Bills go to PO box...but I worked undercover for some time and was a homicide detective with arrestees on death row.....so I do it as a officer safety issue.
     
  13. Hooligan

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    Ask Tyler if he'll be blurring out his plate in the future :flipoff2:

    Then report them as you should otherwise you are simply falling right in to the stereotype of all cops thinking the rules don't apply to them.
     
  14. T Y L E R

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    I've got nothing to hide dude. That is why you'll always see my plate in my shots. Besides .. if I didn't have my plates visible how would they have ever found me after someone abroad dropped a dime on the cat thread ... the detective came right out and acknowledged the fact. It's all good .. I'm not here to make work for anyone.


    I love you .. I love you all ;)



    TY
     
  15. 3puttcop

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    Thread u-turn
    Steroetype!! Be realistic, I can't rat someone for something like that, just like someone ratting on me for speeding in a patrol car but was on my way to crap and not a call.

    By doing this they are not commiting a crime, or really violating any policy. I run about 40 tags a day. You would be amazed at how many warrants I serve and stolen cars I locate. Hell the info is public record we just don't have to pay for it.

    We do follow the rules which says I cant share it with you!!!
     
  16. White Shark

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    Serpico of the license plate world?... :D

    Don't sweat plate searches. Anyone can do a plate search, it's called the freedom of information act. No big deal. Get over it.
     
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    Agreed. Always thought it was strange as people see it everyday driving down the road.
     
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    Does this thread tie into the Patriot Act? Just f ing.
     
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    Yeah but we're using, ahem, code names (wink wink).
     
  20. crushers

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    unreal, what a pair of pricks...
    they should get nailed for attempted fraud by the insurance company...