Originally Posted by AllBlckEvrythin View Post
The whole tint illegality IMO is bullcrap. It doesnt hurt anyone, I can understand for police safety but lets be honest if someone wants to do harm to police, tinted windows will not make a difference
. Also why ban it from everyone and not just criminals or people with records
, I got ticketed for mine the other day and they are 20%, which I know is illegal but with a black car the look is worth it. I told the officer I have no plans on taking them off, and I paid the ticket, now I just keep my eyes open and drop my windows when cops are near
Actually, it's going to make a difference. Do you have any experience with felony vehicle stops or running tactical vehicle checkpoints in a hostile environment? Being able to see into the interior of the car makes a huge difference.
And you ask, "why not just ban it for criminals?" Because, criminals, by definition, are individuals who do not follow the law. To write law banning tints for criminals is just about as effective as passing more restrictive gun control laws and hoping that they abide by them.
Simple solution, you tint your windows so dark a cop can't see in, the cop should be allowed to empty a clip into the car. Problem solved and he doesn't have to worry about going home to see his family, only the idiot that can't follow the law needs to worry.
Seriously, why do people feel the need to break the law INTENTIONALLY and blame the cop.
+1. If you were "in theatre" and a vehicle approached a TCP with obscured windows, the vehicle and its occupants were more likely to get a dose of a couple belt-fed crew served weapons. If that happens, the occupants inside the vehicles are pretty unrecognizable. Those who have illegal tints on their cars should just be happy that Darwin doesn't enforce the laws of natural selection in the United States as well as he does elsewhere.
I also think the argument that the tint could hide someone if they want to harm police is an odd argument. If police are worried about getting harmed by a driver with tinted windows, then why are they going out of their way to come in with direct contact with as many of them as possible by pulling them over? Seems even more dangerous
Generally, to not apprehend suspects because they may be dangerous isn't an official policy of law enforcement organizations.
Yet, the funny thing is that most people complain about police officers enforcing traffic code instead of "doing real police work" such as preventing violent crime. According to your logic, police officers should continue to write tickets instead of pursue rapists, violent offenders, etc.