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Old 07-30-2009, 12:12 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by winnipesaukeenh View Post
It's nice to finally see some posts of a positive nature towards the Marine Patrol. I don't think people understand how tough their job can really be. And to all of the people complaining about being pulled over, stop breaking the law.
Not that simple. SOME MP are baiting people. Potentially engaging in illegal behavior "entrapment." Also read the thread about Speeding and the post where one person was pulled over for doing 18MPH and told they were gauged at going 35MPH by the MP officer.

I'm all for supporting the MP but my observations of the actions of SOME of the MP officers have been less than professional. I know it is not ALL of the officers and I know we absolutely need them. I also believe it is well within our rights to complain about these incidents. Before you say it I will tell you that I have emailed and phoned in these complaints to the MP. I have even encouraged MP to read this board and emailed the link. MP Officers could sift through these posts and learn a lot IMO. Obviously some posts need to be taken with a grain of salt but there are far too many similar stories to be dismissed as mere coincidence.

I for one expect better from the MP than the stories relayed here. I have said it before and I'll say it again. We need them and for the most part they do a good job. I wish it were as simple as you stated winnipesaukeenh "to all of the people complaining about being pulled over, stop breaking the law. " but it isn't.
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