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by srothstein
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Expired CHL as PC for search
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

I always wondered. If cops and constables have enough cops to stop and harass folks for traffic violation Perhaps they have run out of crime to fight, or investigate. Perhaps we have to many cops on the payroll. Constables are suppose to chase down check kiters and assist with evictions. Just so yo...
by srothstein
Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Expired CHL as PC for search
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

About unlawful searches...some--maybe many--occur because of officer error caused by poor training. Administrator or managerial incompetence, low morale, low pay, and low hiring standards all impact this issue. My opinion is that these negatives are more likely to be found in a large constable depa...
by srothstein
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: 30.06 sign at Nursing Home
Replies: 17
Views: 1006

I went back today. Left my 9mm in the truck. As I went in, I placed my pen up against the letter on the sign. Using the tip of the pen as a gauge, the letters are approximately 1/4" tall. Now, are letters 3/4" shorter than required by statute enough to void the 30.06 warning? I think you would win ...
by srothstein
Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Teaching kids about firearms
Replies: 29
Views: 1896

My dad started teaching me to shoot when I was 8, using a Smith and Wesson M&P (WW II type, not Model 10, lanyard loop and Royal Crown proof markings) chambered for 38S&W (not 38 SPL). When he died, I asked my Mom for that revolver as my inheritance from him. Last year I gave it to my oldest son to ...
by srothstein
Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: castle doctrine law?
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Rex,that is what I tried to do,you can see what I got back.I don't know if its federal,but I know its up before the texas legislature.sj If it is up before the Texas legislature (which it is), then it is a Texas law and not a federal one. The problem is that the two senators you wrote to are in the...
by srothstein
Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Pulled over by Grand Prairie PD last night
Replies: 36
Views: 4939

And I also looked high and low, if anyone finds the applicable code regarding issues related to towing requirements in the Texas Transportation Code, please feel free to let me know...I really wanted to find one that would negate what I found, and legitimize the citation, but I honestly couldn't fi...
by srothstein
Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Pulled over by Grand Prairie PD last night
Replies: 36
Views: 4939

I would add a couple of things to your information. When identifying the reason for the stop, don't say, "The reason I stopped you". This puts the officer and violator in the parent/child relationship, and causes most adults to become agitated. Instead, say something along the lines of, "The reason...
by srothstein
Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Pulled over by Grand Prairie PD last night
Replies: 36
Views: 4939

IMO, an officer should always tell the violator up front the reason for the stop. Many officers are not trained to do that, but they should be. I have always trained my officers to use the seven step approach on traffic stops, as do most academies. It is the best way to avoid arguments and get the ...
by srothstein
Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Traveling
Replies: 42
Views: 2087

If it wasn't dangerous, I wouldn't be carrying one. There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, just dangerous people. Nice platitudes, they sound good, but some weapons can be very dangerous to the user. Don't underestimate how dangerous a gun is that sometimes goes click. Or what a gun can do t...
by srothstein
Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: What actually happens when you are arrested?
Replies: 36
Views: 4751

BTW, one of the meanest things a cop can do to you is take your wallet and put it in the property room. When he does, you need ID to get it, and all of the ID is in the wallet. How do you prove who you are for the jail when you wallet is in a building across the town or county and you cannot get it...
by srothstein
Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: What actually happens when you are arrested?
Replies: 36
Views: 4751

Not sure what you mean by an I-bond, but assume you are referring to personal recognizance bonds. Thanks for your detailed reply. I-bond was the term used in Illinois, where I grew up. I don't know the exact legal basis. If the arrestee didn't look like a flight risk and had no other legal entangle...
by srothstein
Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Confused as to if I am eligible for CHL
Replies: 10
Views: 761

txinvestigator wrote:Thanks for the correction. I didn't even think of looking in the Education Code. :thumbsup:
No problem. I learned it has some weird things in it by dealing with the schools and school police. Otherwise, I would have never thought of it.
by srothstein
Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 3892
Views: 241294

Well, I have made a couple posts, so I figured I better introduce myself. My name is Steve Rothstein. I am currently employed as the training coordinator for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. This means I am in charge of their police academy. It is one of only three state-wide academies and t...
by srothstein
Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Bad dealings with HPD last night
Replies: 21
Views: 3522

I believe there may be an assumption that a commissioned law enforcement officer in this state who is hired to do "extra duty" by a private business, somehow equates that position to what the LEO's do while on the clock in their real job... This is kind of a confusing issue under the law right now....
by srothstein
Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: What actually happens when you are arrested?
Replies: 36
Views: 4751

It differs by department, especially between rural and urban areas. Most rural departments will use the county jail instead of a city jail. Most of the large cities have a city facility for the initial hearing. When an officer decides to arrest you, he will let you know (legally must identify himsel...

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