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Getting out of tickets using PBA cards

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  • Started 2 years ago by yoya
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  1. yoya
    Member

    I know someone who knows some cops and therefor he has several PBA cards. But how unethical is it that if we both get pulled over for the same thing, he has more of a chance of getting let off than me who has no police connections? How is this allowed in America where it is grossly unfair that you can get off based on connections even if one is commiting an offense? I find this to be quite disturbing....

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. The Goq™
    Founder, President, Vice President and CEO of the CR Welcome Wagon!

    How does one get a Popa Bar Abba card??

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. yoya
    Member

    PBA stands for patrolmen's benevolent association.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. The Goq™
    Founder, President, Vice President and CEO of the CR Welcome Wagon!

    Who wants to trade cards with me i got doubles on Baal Habooze and Coffee Addict? what will you give me?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    I give them out on purim.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. zahavasdad
    Member

    You dont "get out of tickets" from having a PBA card.

    the Cops know people who have that dont get a ticket

    And its not Chilul Hashem to try to fight a ticket. There are plenty of legitimate ways to beat tickets , perfectly legal

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. BITTLE ZMAN
    Member

    I've had PBA and DEA cards for years. Unless there's an officers name and number on the back they are only helpful for minor infractions. Displayed on the windshield they may help with minor parking offenses. It's not a "get out of jail free" card.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. gabie
    Joseph

    BITTLE: How did you get them? And what is a DEA card?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. YW Moderator-42
    Life, The Coffee Room, and Subtitles.

    Anybody have a yossi z. rookie card?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. YW Moderator-72
    Retired Moderator

    check ebay. you can buy my entire collection of autographed mod-72 cards from original poster to rookie mod to trainer mod to retired mod. place your bids today!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. postal
    Joseph

    Anyone who would like a PBA card, can buy one on eBay. (They are not a government document and it is not issued to any party, and is entirely legal.)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. YW Moderator-42
    Life, The Coffee Room, and Subtitles.

    I have a very rare mint condition card commemorating the 1000th post in General Shmooze. It has a picture of Joseph on the front and squeak on the back. I am putting it up on ebay for a starting bid of $42,000,000,000.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. rosewood
    Member

    If you get pulled over the officer normally asks what the officers name is, how you know him, and were he is a cop. Just to make sure you didn't just get a card and that you are actually friendly with the officer.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. DFL
    Member

    "But how unethical is it that if we both get pulled over for the same thing, he has more of a chance of getting let off than me who has no police connections?"
    yoya: please ask yourself whether you would care about this if you had a popa-bar-abba card

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. Derech
    Joseph

    The officer who originally gave the card has his name and badge number on the card. So you just look at the name before you show it to the cop who pulled you over.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. rosewood
    Member

    Derech-yea but you have to know it before the cop pulls you over.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  17. Think first
    Member

    I've been pulled over and showed the cop my sherrifs "PBA" card, which I got because they sent me a letter saying, "send us twenty bucks and we'll send u a card (I sent them 20 bucks once and get a updated card every year for a few years now) and he said," alright, I won't give u a ticket, just slow down"

    So it does work people, and it isn't signed at all however it does come with my name actually printed (like by a computer) on it and looks pretty official. However sometimes I've gotton tickets even though I showed it so, its can help.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. cinderella
    If the shoe fits....

    I have one of these. Never used it though. Not because I never pulled over but because I just forgot about it.

    Also, cops are intimidating. I'm just supposed to give a big smile and say "Oh, you can't give me a ticket! I have this!"?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. Think first
    Member

    Cindereall- what u do is when they as for ur license and reg. You give them those two plus the PBA card on top of the license. You don't say anything about it.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  20. Avi K
    Member

    This is not only unethical but if some enterprising ADA gets wind of it you might wind up in a heap of trouble. There is a criminal case being heard now in Bronx County Supreme Court involving police officers and PBA officials.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. apushatayid
    Member

    PBA cards and stickers. No self respecting macher should be without them.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. Goq +1! LOL

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. The Goq™
    Founder, President, Vice President and CEO of the CR Welcome Wagon!

    Thank you wanderingchana!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. YW Moderator-42
    Life, The Coffee Room, and Subtitles.

    It seems that YWN is defiantly not posting the story about the people in Ohio who found $3 million worth of baseball cards in their aunt's attic. I'm sure there were some PBA cards as well as a special edition OneOfMany snort card with rainbow colored hair.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. theObvious
    Member

    cinderella- when they ask you for your license and registration, you slip the pba or sba card and ya say "seargent so and so says i should give you this" and it all works from there:)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. moskidoodle
    Roy G. Biv™

    Does anybody have the YW Moderator-42 card? You know the one with the fangs.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. YW Moderator-42
    Life, The Coffee Room, and Subtitles.

    Moski, I think you're mixing me up with Toi.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    If you show a mod your PBA card, does he approve your post?
    ....Or, does he delete your post?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. moskidoodle
    Roy G. Biv™

    How do we know Toi didn't become a mod?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. Health
    Member

    Think first -"I've been pulled over and showed the cop my sherrifs "PBA" card, which I got because they sent me a letter saying, "send us twenty bucks and we'll send u a card (I sent them 20 bucks once and get a updated card every year for a few years now) and he said," alright, I won't give u a ticket, just slow down"

    This has nothing to do with the PBA card. Some cops are just nice. If you'd apologize and act innocent they wouldn't give you a ticket either. I've been pulled over many times and I hardly ever got a ticket.
    I've been in locker rooms with cops and this is one of the topics they talk about. One cop said -"I take the PBA card and rip it up and shove it somewhere (I'll leave out his exact word) and then give him a ticket.
    So a PBA card means nothing to most cops. And if they haven't done their quota -you definitely are getting a ticket.
    What does work is saying when he approaches the car and says "Do you know you were doing 75 in a 55 mile zone?" You answer -"No, I didn't. I'm so sorry. I never speed -I just didn't realize how fast I was going. I haven't got a ticket in umpteen years. (however years was the last one) Or say "I've only gotten one ticket in 20 years of driving." Then add -"I'm always a very careful driver". Just don't lie about when the last time you got a ticket. This is more likely to get you a "warning" than any PBA card.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  31. Rsoz
    Member

    I have a very close relative who's a high ranking police officer. Most cops will in fact give you a break if you're honestly apologetic and polite, with or without the card. If u have an attitude, the card won't help. Here's some good advice: don't break the law and you won't have to worry about any of this.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  32. choppy
    How Much Wood Can Joseph Chop If Joseph Could Get Away From The Coffee Room

    NYC cops rarely will let someone off without a ticket, once stopped.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  33. I have a (not frum) cousin who used to be a high ranking cop in NYC. He once gave me one of his rank pins and said I should show it if I was ever pulled over. (He apparently got extras to give out to friends and family.)

    After he handed it to me, he paused, and said,"But you're wearing a yarmulke, so they'll probably give you a ticket anyway."

    I went on to ask him if he had ever experienced antisemitism in his years on the force.
    He replied, "Not to my face."
    (He's well over six feet tall, and had served in the Marines prior to the NYPD...)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  34. ohr chodesh
    Ain Chadash Tachas HaShemesh - Joseph

    Eisev sonah l'Yaakov.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  35. yoya
    Member

    bump

    Posted 1 year ago #
  36. OneOfMany
    Today, the Impressively Arbitrary Nymphadora the Purple is sporting One Of her Many eyebrow colors, as well as her Morgul-blade ^_^

    Does the mod-42 card come with a complimentary towel? ^_^

    Posted 1 year ago #
  37. Torah613Torah
    (613)Torah²

    Did you know that PBA could also stand for Precious Baby Angel?

    Posted 1 year ago #

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