Black Cop Cars with Black Lettering are not trying to be misleading?

As I have often said, call a spade a spade. I don’t have an issue with an undercover police car if it helps to solve crime, but let’s not be coy about it;

Olsen issued a warning to the driver before sending her on her way.  He says police aren’t trying to trick drivers by patrolling in their ghost car.

Um, that is exactly what you are trying to do.


#1 The Blogger Formerly Known as "Winston" on 01.09.17 at 12:58 pm

I wonder if that person who was pulled over in that story would have got just a warning ticket if KELO hadn’t been riding along? Else, this vehicle is merely the “Warning Squad Car.”

Thus, if you see flashing red lights in your rearview mirror and you can read the white insignia on the hood of the car behind you, then you are probably getting a ticket. If you can’t read it , relax, it is just a warning…. 😉 (Hopefully) Or, could it be a false impersonation? 🙁 (Hopefully not)

Just for fun:

#2 anominous on 01.09.17 at 4:15 pm

That color scheme already has a name:

#3 The D@ily Spin on 01.09.17 at 5:50 pm

Keep your cell phone camera handy. If a car is improperly marked, you can beat a ticket. If they try to stop you, hit the gas. It’s someone you suspect has road rage that you must get away from.

#4 The D@ily Spin on 01.09.17 at 5:53 pm

Might be a governor in his unmarked Cadillac with police lights inside the grill! Get away fast. He’s an aggressive driver looking for motorcycles.

#5 Thomas on 01.10.17 at 5:15 am

There is another police department in a nearby southeast South Dakota town, that has a white patrol car with white markings. Is this town’s police car any less of a problem because it is white?

So Daily, please cite the case law or the codified law that backs up your theory that you can get out of a ticket because of an improperly marked law enforcement vehicle.

Please, stop with the hyperbole. Let’s stick to facts and please, quit bringing up the tragedy in Moody County. Both of those families have suffered enough.

#6 Larry on 01.10.17 at 6:36 am

I saw that vehicle the other night and the lettering reflects very brightly when lit up. If this vehicle will give them an edge on the speeders, racers and crappy drivers in SF, then I’m all for it. Buy ten of them!

#7 Fluff Mc Fluffin on 01.11.17 at 12:28 am

The Highway Patrol fields cars like this also. It seems like it would be an effective way to catch people doing things THEY chose to do because THEY thought no one was around watching. Accountability…..weird.