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COPS: Does TV get any better than this?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by janry, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Feb 1, 2009 #141 of 623
    verdugan

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    Ahh, some of them might not know me. They are leads!

    haha, he guy was funny. He should've gone to a Starbucks and he wouldn't have been caught.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2009 #142 of 623
    janry

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    I thought that was rather scary. I'm glad they got the guy but you have wonder how many people do that. I hope they can make the charges stick and lock this guy away for awhile.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2009 #143 of 623
    hefe

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    Most of the time.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2009 #144 of 623
    Bob Coxner

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    If you go to a Starbucks you don't have access to all those open home networks. That's where he was getting the data.

    Out of curiousity, I recently went for a walk around my neighborhood with my laptop. I'm in a rural area with houses on two-acre lots. Despite that I was able to pick up 6 networks other than my own. Of the 6, mine was the ONLY one using encryption. All of the others were wide open, and some had file sharing turned on. I'm tempted to tell my neighbors but since they don't know enough to secure their networks they would probably freak and think I had been hacking them. Lucky for them, I have no desire to mess around with their networks.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2009 #145 of 623
    Fish Man

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    I guess my neighbors are fairly savvy.

    I can pick up about 5 networks (4 besides my own) inside my house and ALL of them are using WPA (the better of the two encryptions, WEP can be broken in seconds with the proper software). If you go outside on the patio, there's a weak one that's barely detectable, that's wide open. So, one clueless neighbor out of 5. Not bad!

    As to the original thread topic:

    Yep, that was one of the better segments on COPS! :up:
     
  6. Feb 2, 2009 #146 of 623
    Neenahboy

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    Just ran the same test myself. Able to see 15 networks not counting my own (which is WPA2). 13 of them have WPA2, 2 of them have WEP. Not bad!
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 #147 of 623
    DAccardi

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    I actually saw an episode where the thief got away. They were chasing a stolen car and the car led them on a dead end road, they both hopped out ran, hopped a few fences. gone. Only episode that really stuck because every other one i saw the criminal got caught. Great show.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2009 #148 of 623
    LoadStar

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    An episode that ran relatively recently resulted in the guy getting away as well... they were chasing a guy driving a pickup truck... the chase ended up going offroad. The patrol car got stuck then actually caught on fire... before you know it, the entire patrol car was incinerated. :eek:
     
  9. Feb 2, 2009 #149 of 623
    janry

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    If I recall correctly, and it was mentioned earlier in this thread, the guy they were chasing got caught moments later by another cop.

    There was an episode where a cop was chasing an off-road motorcyclist and tried to follow him down some railroad tracks. the cop's car got jammed up in the tracks. They had to radio the railroad to stop trains and then they had to use a wrecker to snatch cop's car off the tracks. The motorcyclist got away.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2009 #150 of 623
    newsposter

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    that must have looked funny:eek:
     
  11. Feb 3, 2009 #151 of 623
    LoadStar

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    Right... they never showed it, but they mentioned it as they cut to the COPS logo before the C-break.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2009 #152 of 623
    Bob Coxner

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    Some people wardrive. I was warwalking. :)
     
  13. Feb 3, 2009 #153 of 623
    EvilMidniteBombr

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    I think they said that he ditched the truck and tried to swim across a river or culvert fully clothed. They nabbed him on the other side with the keys to the truck in his pocket. :rolleyes:

    I saw that one too. I was LMAO while they showed that train slowly coming down the track. Heading right for his car, but switched tracks before it got close. Even better was the comments from the other cops while they were trying to free the car. :D
     
  14. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    WTF!? You can get arrested for biking while intoxicated.

    Who Knew? :D
     
  15. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    Must be California. You know they love going green. :D
     
  16. Neenahboy

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    Yikes, that half-naked HOA guy with the farmer's tan? Yeah, didn't need to see that. :/
     
  17. Mar 1, 2009 #157 of 623
    newsposter

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    does anyone here watch Speeders? I'm amazed by the difference. on cops if they reach for the glovebox or their wallets they are practically shot dead..but on speeders the cops just stand there as drivers go lunging all over the place in search of their documents
     
  18. Mar 1, 2009 #158 of 623
    LoadStar

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    Speaking of didn't need to see... how about the guy that looked like Santa wearing a miniskirt, tube top, and sweater last night? *shudder*
     
  19. Mar 1, 2009 #159 of 623
    Fish Man

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    I think the difference is that most of the pullovers that they show on Cops involve persons suspected of criminal activity other than simple traffic violations. In such a situation, the cop is concerned that the person may be trying to destroy drug evidence, or worse, pull out a gun.

    If the only thing a person is suspected of is speeding, the cop is considerably less worried that he's going to come up with a gun when he goes into the glovebox for his registration. (But, for his own safety, should probably still watch vigilantly as the driver does so!)
     
  20. Mar 1, 2009 #160 of 623
    Fish Man

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    "You have my word that we'll let you change your clothes before taking you to jail."

    They didn't show it, but I do hope that the cop kept his word to the guy.
     

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