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Georgia World Congress Center is across the street from Phillips Arena. I thought it was open to the public at anytime.
 

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GAGunOwner said:
He pointed to the patch on his arm and said we have to obey him because he is the police and then pointed to the door.
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Was he correct?
I doubt he knows. The pointing to the patch on the arm indicates a small ego issue, but to answer your question on the substance, I point you to a previous thread titled, Is Every Public Place Off Limits?

Please share your thoughts after reading it.
 

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It is a good thing you were not armed, GWCC is a publicly owned building and thus a public gathering.
 

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Just to clarify....

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GAGunOwner said:
We were not armed either, btw. Spare me the lecture about that in this thread, I know the law about that. LOL.
 

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I had a cop do something similar to me once (referring to you saying he was pointing to his patch)

I was driving down the highway, already speeding, and a cop comes flying up behind me. I was trying to get out of his way, but I had to pass two more cars before I was in the clear. Since I was already speeding, I didn't want to speed anymore to get out of his way any faster.

Well, he lights up, and pulls me over. Long story short, he comes up to me and starts yelling saying: "Do you see all this sh$t on my car? Do you see it?" I was thinking that he was talking about dirt on his car, like I had kicked up mud on his car or something. It took me a minute to figure out that he was point at his car that said: POLICE on it. He gets in his car and takes off. I was thinking: "Hmm, wouldn't he be getting there even faster if he hadn't of stopped?"
 

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Crumbles said:
I was thinking: "Hmm, wouldn't he be getting there even faster if he hadn't of stopped?"
That would be applying far too much logic to the actions of a government worker. :lol:
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
The pointing to the patch on the arm indicates a small ego issue, but to answer your question on the substance, I point you to a previous thread titled,...
A small SOMETHING issue, anyway...
 

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Crumbles said:
I was trying to get out of his way, but I had to pass two more cars before I was in the clear. Since I was already speeding, I didn't want to speed anymore to get out of his way any faster.

Well, he lights up, and pulls me over.
Do I understand your story correctly, that he was not lit up and thus you did not fail to yield to an emergency vehicle? That he simply expected you to move out of hi sway because he was in a police car violating the law?

If I have this correctly, what did you do about it?

I would not react well to being cussed out by some traffic lawbreaker, assuming my assumptions are correct about your story.
 

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Right On

I love hearing attorneys speak the truth, plainly but powerfully. It's rare in this profession. M.P. you nailed it. Failure to make way for an impatient cop! Now that would be an interesting charge.

But seriously, let me ask all the LEOs and former LEOs out there... is there something to the theory that if you just speed, without blue lights, people will get out of your way, but if you speed up into their rearview with blue lights flashing, a bunch of 'em will step on their brake, thinking you're pulling them over, putting both of you in danger of a rear-end collision, and at least slowing down your progress a bunch?

If a cop is on my tail, and I'm speeding, but he's not blue-lighting me, I assume that he wants me out of his way. But if he's behind me with the lights on, I take my foot off the gas and start scanning for a place to pull over
 

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It happens with ambulances too. It is the flashing lights that some people panic over and just stop in the middle of the road.
 
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