The Campaign For DA

3.24.2016

Wise County Law Enforcement: Someone Explain What I Just Saw

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A backup officer says, "It's a California plate!" as he sees a vehicle go by and then says, "I'll be back!"

There may be an absolute legitimate explanation for this. Perhaps there had been a prior report of a vehicle with California plates that had been driving erratically. But remember I've been ranting about how cops are stopping anyone with out of state plates southbound on 287 because they think they were transporting legally bought dope from Colorado. This was southbound on 287 during a traffic stop of kids who were from the South!

Edit: This clip is four seconds for a couple of reasons. The backup officer had only been there a couple of minutes and had been called because the vehicle in front of the officer who made the traffic stop had five young guys in it. These are WCSO deputies and they had made reference to a trooper -- not in a disparaging way -- but he didn't need his name involved in this.  While the officer who made the stop explains what he had observed about the kids in front of him, the car with the California plates comes by and then you hear what I posted. I'll say it again: There might be an explanation. I just want to know what it is.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

There you go again. Trying to make something out of nothing. People of Texas don't want that liberal left coast trash hanging out in our fine state. Maybe you should go lawyer in the Golden State where they support your views

Anonymous said...

"It's a California plate...I'll be back"; assumption is that we're going after people from California? Wow. Nothing like a tiny snippet of information upon which to base conclusions. And we're against stopping people coming out of drug hotels with sagging pockets and skittish behavior because we don't want to assume anything? Maybe the rest of the conversation...was something like this. "Man, I've got to go to the bathroom". Why? What did you eat back there? "It was a California plate...I'll be back...I have to go find a restroom right now".

Anonymous said...

10:49 Yesterday made a comment about the summer of 1968.

Maybe the best quote from that summer:
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, trying to explain the police action that took place during the Democratic Convention in Chicago: "The policeman isn't there to create disorder, the policeman is there to preserve disorder."

Anonymous said...

Prior to moving here permanently from Colorado, I had been stopped Every time I drove into Texas with Colorado tags for the preceding eight years. In all that time, three warnings for less than four MPH over the posted speed limit, four other stops were not even worth issuing warnings. As a former LEO, I would only stop for four over in a residential area, never wrote for less than six over (residential) or nine over (everywhere else).
I get it- the thought process is that catching a $100,000.00 plus shipment of drugs will get you reassigned out of little towns and into the big city, a sash to wear, and maybe even a framed picture with the Governor.

Anonymous said...

You got any more than that? Do you have anything of what happened before or after the 4 seconds?

Anonymous said...

Skippy, It's called profiling. Except liberals won't allow it when it comes to different races.

Anonymous said...

Well, when you are elected DA, you can toss out all cases involving law enforcement, which you apparently despise. (Like you will be elected. HAHAHAHAHA)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe anyone would defend stopping someone simply over having an out of state plate! How would you feel if you couldn't drive out of Texas without being stopped?

Not everyone from California is a druggie. If you folks ever left wise county and your hateful little Sunday echo chambers you might realize this.

Goober said...

I'll give Barry this: we pay taxes for STATE HIGHWAY PATROL (DPS) units to do just that; patrol the HIGHWAYS. And I am one taxpayer sick and tired of having the Wise COUNTY SO use my tax dollars patrolling 287 while the freaking oil field tank trucks run us off the COUNTY roads and the Tarrant county thugs come rob us blind. Are you listening LANE? Put the COUNTY officers BACK working for the COUNTY TAX PAYERS and let the DPS handle state and national traffic enforcement.

Anonymous said...

1:38,
Back when Phil Ryan was in office he used to always say "I don't know why Deputies want to be Troopers and Troopers want to be Deputies"? He would continue by saying that once the Deputies got all the Burglars in jail, they could go write tickets....I have confidence that Lane will get it figured out, did'nt get broke in a week so it is only fair we give him more than one to fix it. Hats off (I'm assuming)to him for him calling a defense attorney (BG) who is willing to share information on how to present better cases.

Sam Brows said...

1:38 If oil field trucks throwing gravel onto oncoming vehicles and towing unsafe double loads were pulled over with the same degree of frequency as that of folks with out of state tags, the world would be a better place.

Anonymous said...

1:38 PM

I am in total agreement with you. We don't need DPS patrolling residential areas.

The mindset of many Gov employees: turn a profit so you can get bigger and turn a bigger profit, get promoted and have minions under you doing the work while you supervise.

Anonymous said...

Cops do this all the time simply because their spidey senses are tingling. However, most cops are smart enough to know that 1mph over or failing to signal a turn within 100 ft is what they put on the report. This really is not much different than most of your other cases involving traffic stops. If there was any violation whatsoever, it is irrelevant that the cop has a hard on for pot friendly states.

Anonymous said...

Barry say you live in California and your child is abducted. The suspect is from the Dallas area and believed to be en route there. You as a parent know that DFW is a hub for human trafficking and once your child gets there it's a great possibility the chances of your child being recovered will reduce tremendously. Now watch your video again and tell me is that officer a criminal or is he all of a sudden a possible hero?

Anonymous said...

RE: Profiling based on plates

There was a time where I lived in Michigan because of the work I do. It was a temporary assignment that lasted about 6 months, so I took my personal vehicle with TX plates with me.

One holiday weekend I decided to go check out Toronto. This was back in the mid 80's, so I didn't need a passport back then.

As I went thru customs on the Canadian side of the border, the custom agents politely asked me to pull over so they could inspect my vehicle more thoroughly. I was surprised, but said sure, like I had a choice.

1 hour later, they completed their inspection and the agent politely told me I could continue my trip.

I asked him why they had pulled me over. He said it was because of the TX plates on my car. He said they find vehicles from TX, and several other states, have a high probability of having hand guns in the vehicle, and since Canada has pretty strict hand gun possession laws, a high percentage of cars from TX and several other states are pulled over for inspections.

So what is the difference between my Canadian border experience and the folks from CA on 287?

I knew when crossing the international border between the US and Canada I could possibly be pulled over for a more detailed search because customs is, after all, customs. That's their job. The same thing can happen if you take a cruise to Mexico or a flight to London.

But, if I'm driving on I 10 in Louisiana with TX plates and not violating any traffic laws, I don't expect to be pulled over for the soul reason I have TX plates.

Anonymous said...

1:04 --

"hateful Sunday echo chambers"? Good grief, man, where are you from and where did you get the right to voice an opinion on Wise County?

Anonymous said...

2:55 Ryan's deputies never caught the hamburgler!

Anonymous said...

Was the Cop from Rhome...

Anonymous said...

The perps may have rented "Freddy Got Fingered"

Anonymous said...

3:15, they don't pull over TX plates because they like the casino revenue.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but a bunch of Crackers trying to arrest people. Stay away from anything having to do with Wise co.

Anonymous said...

3:01

You can make up any story you want. If what you propose was true, there are a lot of miles between CA and TX and a description of the vehicle, including plate number and description of the driver would more than likely have been included.

To think that every car with CA plates should be pulled over is pretty stupid logic.

Anonymous said...

From Wise County so I know first hand the backwards mentality and the fear of all others that many have.

Anonymous said...

4:43

Oh...yes hey do.

Anonymous said...

5:05

Let's go with your logic and put you in the trunk of that car. Once they pass the law enforcement officer without detection, they take and dump you into Lake Bridgeport. Justice served.

Anonymous said...

Rhome Police have a deficit of over 300K?

Anonymous said...

Historically speaking, I suspect the per capita percentage of criminal convictions amongst officers from the WCSO is higher than the general population. Perhaps they should be saying "there goes someone from the Wise County Sheriffs Office."

Anonymous said...

The truth is, Wise County has so few liberals, this blog relies on outside agitators. Shipping 'em in like the feds did in Mississippi. We shall overcome! Attica! Attica! Remember Sandy Hook! Remember Charlotte! Kill Whitey!

Anonymous said...

3:19 it sounds like he pretty accurately describes the situation. Maybe you need to get out of Wise County more often.

Anonymous said...

They weren't looking for the hamburgler, but with the recent promotions I bet the new enforcement lieutenant gives it his best shot to find a hamburger, and he'll gladly pay you Tuesday

Anonymous said...

9:36,
Maybe you need to get a poodle and hug him real hard. Wise County is a good place to live if you're a gay cowboy.

Anonymous said...

....or a cowed gay boy.

Anonymous said...

Barry you are just a whiny little bitch