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#1462720 - 11/02/10 07:41 PM Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
snipped...

I wonder if I could try this next time I needed a few bucks

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An Oregon man has settled a federal lawsuit over what he says was his First Amendment right to express himself by giving the finger to sheriff's deputies.

The Oregonian reports Robert Ekas settled the suit for $4,000.

In his lawsuit, Ekas said that in July 2007, he flipped off a Clackamas County deputy while driving, and the deputy gave him tickets for illegal lane change and improper display of license plates. Ekas was acquitted on the citations. A month later, he gave the finger to another deputy, who detained him but wrote no tickets.

Ekas alleged he was being harassed.

A story earlier this year in the Portland newspaper brought Ekas national media attention, including an appearance on Comedy Central's "Colbert Report."

County officials say it was cheaper to settle the case than to proceed with defending the suit.

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#1462724 - 11/02/10 07:44 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well HappyGilmore
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#1462730 - 11/02/10 07:48 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well Peepers
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I just like the words "Clackamas County"...I wonder who they peed off to end up with that name?
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#1462739 - 11/02/10 07:53 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well Erl of Baltimore
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That's terrible.... funny, but terrible.

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#1462794 - 11/02/10 08:40 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well Erl of Baltimore
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Originally Posted By: BSApaysmybills
I just like the words "Clackamas County"...I wonder who they peed off to end up with that name?


My great great grandfather left New Orleans and settled in Clackamas County - it must be a nice place! laugh
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#1462803 - 11/02/10 08:46 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well califgirl
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I agree with the decision; where is it the law that you have to treat a police officer with more respect than anyone else?

I agree that you should have to listen to them in situations where they are arresting you and the related, but they're no better than anyone else (and many times, worse).
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#1462809 - 11/02/10 08:49 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well MB Guy
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Originally Posted By: MB Guy
I agree with the decision; where is it the law that you have to treat a police officer with more respect than anyone else?

I agree that you should have to listen to them in situations where they are arresting you and the related, but they're no better than anyone else (and many times, worse).


I 100% agree with that. Couldn't have said it better myself. smile
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#1462821 - 11/02/10 08:54 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well Miss Banker
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When the ex-bf became a cop, he said it's not illegal to call cops names...that cops weren't supposed to do anythign about it.
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#1462842 - 11/02/10 09:10 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well Dip
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
not illegal, but clearly not too intelligent...
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#1462861 - 11/02/10 09:24 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
not illegal, but clearly not too intelligent...


where's that "like" button!

Seriously, it's not illegal to flip them the bird, but it's not illegal for them to pull you over for doing a couple miles over the speed limit either. You mess with the bull, you're likely to get the horns!

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#1462946 - 11/03/10 11:56 AM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well califgirl
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Originally Posted By: califgirl
Originally Posted By: BSApaysmybills
I just like the words "Clackamas County"...I wonder who they peed off to end up with that name?


My great great grandfather left New Orleans and settled in Clackamas County - it must be a nice place! laugh


I took the time to visit the county's website and yes, it is not only a nice place but beautiful too. The name came from the Clackamas indians. Part of the Portland metro area. Looks absolutely gorgeous I will definitely have to visit someday.
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#1462965 - 11/03/10 12:48 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well Erl of Baltimore
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Around here, they WILL harass you for things like that, including potentially considering it a terroristic threat. I try really hard to be respectful, and most of them are pretty darn decent and I have really appreciated them when I've needed them, but once or twice they have pushed me a little too far with their arrogance.
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#1462971 - 11/03/10 12:58 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well RR Joker
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
cops have to be arrogant, there have been numerous studies about their ego, attitude, and makeup...remember that with courts, you are presumed innocent...with cops, they presume guilt and you have a short window to convince them otherwise...
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#1463000 - 11/03/10 01:38 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well HappyGilmore
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and they cheat and beat their wives... wink

::flips happy the bird::
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#1463019 - 11/03/10 01:56 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well DeeQ
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
don't forget the free donuts and coffee...

when our local McDonald's stopped giving cops free meals, and instead offered it at a discount equal to what employees paid, you would have thought the end of the world was here...

then, the local sheriff said any deputy accepting any discount or free service, from coffee on up, would lose his job...

the sheriff was then outed by the local paper for receiving a free meal...

go figure...
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#1463037 - 11/03/10 02:07 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
don't forget the free donuts and coffee...

when our local McDonald's stopped giving cops free meals, and instead offered it at a discount equal to what employees paid, you would have thought the end of the world was here...

then, the local sheriff said any deputy accepting any discount or free service, from coffee on up, would lose his job...

the sheriff was then outed by the local paper for receiving a free meal...

go figure...

Not so much a Happy meal
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#1463089 - 11/03/10 03:00 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well edAudit
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
no, he was eating dinner at the best local steak joint around...
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#1463100 - 11/03/10 03:07 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
no, he was eating dinner at the best local steak joint around...


Hey, if it's good for Congress, why shouldn't it be good for a sheriff?

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#1463133 - 11/03/10 03:49 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well DeeQ
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and they cheat and beat their wives... wink

::flips happy the bird::



and, here in Philly, steal from drug dealers, rob bars...

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#1463142 - 11/03/10 04:00 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well madukes
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Shoot innocent colledge students who are just tring to run the police over with their car. crazy
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#1463180 - 11/03/10 05:02 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well edAudit
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Isn't there a law about that?
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#1463182 - 11/03/10 05:06 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well DeeQ
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No

Some may say that the Police acted stupidly (tm) while tring not to be run over and killed. whistle
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#1463373 - 11/03/10 07:26 PM Re: Rude...yet, somehow amusing as well edAudit
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time for a beer summit
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