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  • Good, somebody has to do something about all those annoying mailbox stuffers.
  • I'd like to see him catch me in the first place . . .
  • Security Personnel are not Police Officers.
    Soooo, no.
    This would open the door for any yahoo with a radar gun to pretend to be police.
  • Who actually pulls over for a rent-a-cop?
  • Say I live out on the interstate and my neighbor and I form an HOA and decide to do what these pricks have done-Make up speed limit rules. Am I allowed to then stop cars exceeding my arbitrary limit, and can we pocket the cash we make? Cause that would be sweet.
  • Interesting.......

    If the association had no authority to detain, then the motorist shouldn't have stopped in the first place.

    However, taking and holding his license then prevented the motorist from leaving.

    However, the motorist handed the license over voluntarily, and then never said anything about wanting it back or wanting to leave.....

    However, most HOA's need to DIAF.

    And, seriously, how high do your HOA fees have to be to support a PRIVATE FARKING SECURITY FORCE?

    The HOA would be better off entering into an agreement with the local police whereby the HOA pays the salary for an officer to be dedicated to patrol their neighborhood, much like small cities do to county sheriff's offices when they can't afford to maintain their own police force.

    I think.

    IANAL, and now my head hurts.
  • If your not a sworn Police Officer and you try and pull me over, I will not stop. And if you put your hands on me, I will do my best to kick the ever-loving shiat out of you.

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  • I'd be mildly surprised if the Supremes didn't hold up everything but the recording bit (yeah, if you're told you're being recorded but continue talking, that's implicit). But everything else, that HOA is going down on.
  • bwilson27: Say I live out on the interstate and my neighbor and I form an HOA and decide to do what these pricks have done-Make up speed limit rules. Am I allowed to then stop cars exceeding my arbitrary limit, and can we pocket the cash we make? Cause that would be sweet.


    The difference is the streets in the HOA may not be owned, funded, or maintained by any governmental entity. Some HOA's go so far into being a quasi-municipal government unto themselves that their boards are actually elected in real public elections ran by the Supervisor of Elections for the County.

    So...if they can set rules for lenght of grass and color of your house, why can't, if the covenants allow it, they set rules to regulate conducte on their streets?
  • Damn Burbclaves. DRTFA, but I assume it was either Enforcers of Meta-Cops.
  • Quaker: Who actually pulls over for a rent-a-cop?


    Flashing blue lights? I'd pull over too. Long enough to see who it was and then once I realized who it was I'd drive off.
  • randomjsa: Quaker: Who actually pulls over for a rent-a-cop?

    Flashing blue lights? I'd pull over too. Long enough to see who it was and then once I realized who it was I'd drive off.


    While laughing and flippin them the bird.
  • I'm all for bashing HOAs, but if you don't like them, don't live where there is one! Or, if you do, attend the dang meetings and vote. And, read your CC&Rs!!!! My first townhouse had a small HOA where one vote held a lot of weight. About 1/8th of owners showed up for meetings so they never voted and were also the ones who complained the most. I lived there barely a year, got a place with no HOA
  • randomjsa: Quaker: Who actually pulls over for a rent-a-cop?

    Flashing blue lights? I'd pull over too. Long enough to see who it was and then once I realized who it was I'd drive off.


    I've never seen them use blue lights in the US before. Unless they're also the Ghostbusters.
  • randomjsa: Flashing blue lights? I'd pull over too. Long enough to see who it was and then once I realized who it was I'd drive off.


    Most states have laws about what color lights you can use. I don't think just anyone can use blue and/or red lights.
  • randomjsa: Quaker: Who actually pulls over for a rent-a-cop?

    Flashing blue lights? I'd pull over too. Long enough to see who it was and then once I realized who it was I'd drive off.


    Didn't the article say amber, not blue?

    Also, protip: When being pulled over, if you even REMOTELY question the identity of the individual pulling you, call 911.
  • Yeah this doesn't work. All going to be upheld, except for the audio thing.

    I'm curious though about the false imprisonment bit...I think that the court weighed heavily the fact that the guy was wearing a uniform and badge and utility belt...but if I walked up to someone just wearing plain clothes and said "hey, don't leave", would I be able to be charged with the quite serious felony of false imprisonment if the person was stupid enough to obey me for no reason?
  • UK farker here, so no idea how HOAs work in practice (they sound a lot more militant than the average residents association), so who pays for them? Is it the residents of the area? In which case I would be incredibly angry that money was being spent on flashy lights and fake police cars. How do they get so much power?
  • LeglessDog: I'd like to see him catch me in the first place . . .


    Seriously, if you are trying to pull me over with a yellow dome light I am very likely to take that as a challenge....I only pull over for 2 colors and yellow ain't one of them.
  • I always pull over when I see a amber lamps in my mirror.
  • Spiralmonkey: UK farker here, so no idea how HOAs work in practice (they sound a lot more militant than the average residents association), so who pays for them? Is it the residents of the area? In which case I would be incredibly angry that money was being spent on flashy lights and fake police cars. How do they get so much power?


    Yes, the residents pay, and they vote for what the money goes toward. Basically only morons move into such places because nonsense like this almost always happens.
  • abhorrent1: randomjsa: Flashing blue lights? I'd pull over too. Long enough to see who it was and then once I realized who it was I'd drive off.

    Most states have laws about what color lights you can use. I don't think just anyone can use blue and/or red lights.



    True.  Down here you can't have ANY blue lights on your car.  Not even underneith the car.  My friend got pulled over for that and they made him eventually remove the blue lights under the car.
  • LordPistachio: I always pull over when I see a amber lamps in my mirror.


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