My question involves police conduct in the State of: Colorado, Texas, Kansas, and Florida.
I have been pulled over in 4 states for absolutely little or no reason, and I'm fed up with it. I have driven the same car now since 2007. In 2010 around this time in January, my car was hit and severely damaged my side door and fender to the point where it pops out a few inches from the body. I have to tape the top of the door to prevent water/snow/bugs from getting in. I also have a dented roof from when I slid and crashed into a street sign. In a nutshell, my car "looks" like a piece of shit. I used to NEVER get pulled over. Now, since January 2010 I have been pulled over about 8 times, and ticketed only once for speeding. Every other time was just 'questioning'.
However, everything else is fine...lights all working, tire tread only 15,000 miles old, I use all signals and registration is updated. However, that's not enough. I have gotten to the point where I am afraid every time I see headlights follow me for more than 10 seconds.
Just last night, I came out of a suburban Colorado gym at 11 pm. As I walked to my car, I spotted a Sheriff vehicle parked on the other side of the parking lot. As I got into my car and left the parking lot, I got pulled over immediately. It almost seemed as if he'd been waiting there for me to get out the gym. I was VERY angry. I rolled down the window and asked him in the most irritated manner possible, "what the **** are you pulling me over for?" The reason? "Because there's alot of 'stuff' going on in that shopping mall, and my back windows are too dark. Mind you, they have been the same tint % since 2008
A couple other times in both Texas and Colorado I have been pulled over for petty reasons, but the real reason is to find out if I have drugs or a warrant, etc. etc. I find it harassing, and it has left me in fear every time I drive. I also am afraid to drive at night since this is generally when the incidents happen.
Because of this, I began harassing the man who caused this accident last year who I still have not gotten any compensation for. He lied to the insurance company, and not only am I stuck with the damage, but I'm stuck having to look like a damn drug feign who probably drives drunk and crashes his car and doesn't care. Yet my car is in immaculate condition with the exception of what THAT idiot did to it.
What can I possibly do to stop constantly being pulled over for nothing? I even changed my license plate thinking maybe they didn't like my custom wording. Obviously what happened last night, it meant nothing
Or maybe cops just need to stop profiling Black men who drive out of state vehicles with body damage