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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: 5147

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: 2512

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: 4944

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: 4944

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: 836

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: 3932
Views: 276529

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: 3608

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: 4944

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...
by srothstein
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Traveling
Replies: 42
Views: 2512

AV8R wrote:
Liberty wrote:
My concern with Glocks is ... It also seems like its a dangerous gun....
If it wasn't dangerous, I wouldn't be carrying one.

There is no such thing as a dangerous weapon, just dangerous people.
by srothstein
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Confused as to if I am eligible for CHL
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Technical correction that may help someone understand this better. If the charge was disruption of classes, it is a state charge, as a violation of education code section 37.124. It is a class C misdemeanor and would have been tried in either a municipal court or a JP court. Most big city school dis...
by srothstein
Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Katy Mills Mall
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

No, it means that the stores are not theirs, so they have no sya in the matter. They don't want CHL's in their mall, so they post the mall. They cannot post the stores since they have no control over the stores, whether they want the CHL there or not. Now, if they did not want the CHL in the store, ...
by srothstein
Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Restaurants with bars. (Chili's etc)
Replies: 108
Views: 5755

Its not a misunderstanding. The law gives no punishment for not posting a required sign. The TABC may take it into their own hands, but Texas law does not address a punishment. It must be a misunderstanding. TABC cannot possibly take things into their own hands and cannot make a case for something ...
by srothstein
Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Restaurants with bars. (Chili's etc)
Replies: 108
Views: 5755

And while I am posting on clarifying laws, there are well established rules for public intoxication. While seeing any of the normal things can constitute suspicion and further investigation, probable cause has been ruled to require three of the following: 1. Bloodshot or glassy eyes 2. Unsteady on ...
by srothstein
Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Katy Mills Mall
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

They know good and well where their bread is buttered and thats why they attach it to a huge hunting/fishing/outdoors/ GUNS store. They know the potential profit loss associated with disallowing certain groups of citizens from lawful conduct. Thats why they specifically DON'T post on the Pro Shop e...
by srothstein
Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Restaurants with bars. (Chili's etc)
Replies: 108
Views: 5755

Not to get this thread back on topic or anything silly like that, but my understanding is that a business that gets more than 51% of its revenue must, by law, post the sign. If they do not, we have absolutely no way of ever knowing what percentage of their revenue comes from the sale of alcohol. Wh...

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