Thursday, January 16, 2014

Among the reasons I refer to Maryland authorities as the Staasi

is garbage like this:
Ten minutes later he’s back, and he wants John out of the Expedition. Retreating to the space between the SUV and the unmarked car, the officer orders John to hook his thumbs behind his back and spread his feet. “You own a gun,” the officer says. “Where is it?”

“At home in my safe,” John answers.

“Don’t move,” says the officer.

Now he’s at the passenger’s window. “Your husband owns a gun,” he says. “Where is it?”
Which leads to another demonstration of "Do not talk to the Staasipolice", though it probably didn't matter: asshole with badge would've found SOMETHING to claim gave him the privilege of searching the car and so forth.

Of course, John couldn’t show him what didn’t exist, but Kally’s failure to corroborate John’s account, the officer would tell them later, was the probable cause that allowed him to summon backup — three marked cars joined the lineup along the I-95 shoulder — and empty the Expedition of riders, luggage, Christmas gifts, laundry bags; to pat down Kally and Yianni; to explore the engine compartment and probe inside door panels; and to separate and isolate the Filippidises in the back seats of the patrol cars.

Ninety minutes later, or maybe it was two hours — “It felt like forever,” Kally says — no weapon found and their possessions repacked, the episode ended ... with the officer writing out a warning.
A warning. 
A WARNING.  Because 'The must be some official paperwork to account for our time!'.

I have to note I've heard of this same kind of crap before from people with Oklahoma or Texas plates travelling through the PROM, Massachusetts as well:
"Where's the guns?"
"I don't have any guns."
"You assholes from Texas and Oklahoma always have a gun, so where is it?"

I repeat, you could not pay men enough to live there, and despite the sites of historical interest I'll never put a penny into the purse of those Dark and Fascist States.


Don in The Peoples Paradise of Maryland said...

I live in the "Peoples Paradise" of Maryland and we have a real loon ball for a Gov. He recently passed a "RAIN TAX" where I will be taxed on rainfall on my property. If you think I am full of it.. Google it. The guy is an ass who has dreams of being President. He is like the Kenyan only white. Bad news for America.

Don S in Maryland "Life Member of the NRA"

OldTexan said...

I was working in Allentown Pennsylvania a few years ago and the headquarters for our company is in New Jersey. There were a group of us there from Texas and some of us with concealed carry licenses had pistols.

We were surprised to be informed by one of the women who had a pistol that we should leave our guns locked in our rooms when we had to go to New Jersey because even locked unloaded in a case in the trunk of our car we would be breaking New Jersey law. It sounded kind of strange but I took her at her word and I did not want to take a chance and find out that she was right.

Now, after reading this, I also guess that a Texas driver's lic. might be probable cause for a search in some states.

scottW said...

I, too, will never step foot basically on the East Coast for the rest of my life. Don't really think I am missing much though...

Titan Mk6B said...

Well, in a way he is correct. I am an asshole from Oklahoma and I always have a gun.

I see no reason to visit there either now.

Evan Price said...

Where's my gun? I left it on your Mom's dresser, you flat-footed f*ck.