Police Officers and their golf carts - a safety risk?

Discussion in 'Platinum & Blue Tailgate' started by Texan_Lee, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. Texan_Lee

    Texan_Lee Lost for now...

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    OK, you know I have my moments where I get up on my soap box (although it is kind of rare when it happens). Well, here I am, getting back up on that box... :bat:

    I witnessed something this last tailgate that irritates the shet out of me. while standing there talking, one of our regular "golf cart" police officers (the one with the salt and pepper hair - the one that went after Joe for incorrect information) comes driving his golf cart around the corner at a pretty fast speed. Right behind him is another officer doing the same thing (this one was a younger hispanic guy). As he is coming around the corner doing the same thing.

    Now here is where I got upset about this...
    1. Neither one of these apparently took into account the remote possibility that one of the young kids we have tailgating with uscould have been running right in front of the path of the golf carts.
    2. They were not in any kind of emergency, there was absolutely NO reason for them to be going at those speeds around the corner to get to another tailgate group just down from us to get food. (I'm not 100% sure that's what they were doing, but I do know it was NO EMERGENCY, it was for fun)
    3. When the second officer came driving by, someone yelled to him to slow down, so he stops the cart and hides behind his badge with the attitude that he can do whatever he wanted and how dare someone of the general public correct him on what he was doing. He sat there for at least 2 minutes arguing with the guy, in an offensive matter, basically asking the guy "what are you gonna do about it?"

    I love having these guys out here in the parking lot, it makes it safe for all of us when tailgating. The parts I don't like is when they have to get attitudes with us because they have a badge and they think that allows them the right to do as they please. It's even worse when these guys do not take into consideration the safety of the people (especially the kids) when they are racing around in their carts just to get to a tailgate area for some food.

    I do hope someone with the Texans organization reads this message, because I hate to see the image of such a great organization tarnished when these officers actually hits someone out there, when this could be prevented by them just simply slowing down. Some of these officers working out there are great people, and they show respect to the people, as we will show respect back. However, the officer in that second golf cart lost my respect when he was called on for a serious lack of public concern, and has to bully the person who called him out on it.

    My main purpose for this post is the safety of all the kids out there with us, and the friends we tailgate with. I am not trying to cause problems, just trying to prevent them.
     
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  2. HJam72

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    That and golf carts are for wussies. :wild:
     
  3. Kaiser Toro

    Kaiser Toro Native Mod

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    That is fair feedback that needs to be bubbled to the Texans.
     
  4. Tedc

    Tedc Hardheaded

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    I completely agree. The younger hispanic officer came by very fast and it was VERY dangerous. What really surprised me is that he circled around and came back and that is when he slammed on his brakes, making them squeel. One of the guys who asked him to be careful was one of our guest from Minnesota. The officer told the guy that "he was there to observe him and not the other way around."

    I really felt like the officer was going to arrest the guy for asking him to be careful.
     
  5. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    Send it to fan feedback. I'm sure they will listen and do something about it.
     
  6. Tedc

    Tedc Hardheaded

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    I sent a link to a couple people who have been very helpful in the past. Hopefully we will see some help before someone gets hurt.
     
  7. SheTexan

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    Bring it on, let them hurt this OLD gal!!! I need to retire sooner than later anywaY!!:)
     
  8. Tedc

    Tedc Hardheaded

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    We need you around in one piece. :heart:
     
  9. gary

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    Did you get their name and badge numbers? If you ask them for it,they have to give you the information. Call the Texans,Reliant,and the Houston Police if it was HPD. Also call the Mayor's office.
     
  10. ubecool454

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    I hear ya texan...the only thing I can think as to why they would act like fools is...they hate that you are there tailgating and having fun and they are having to work. Maybe offer them a BBQ samich next time since we don't do doughnuts at the tailgate.
     
  11. texanmojo

    texanmojo Shotgun 30 Time

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    The cops have been notorious for 'over the line' behavior.

    2 seasons ago...on the very first preseason game, no sooner did we part MOJO1 and this cop got into Preacher Man's face (literally in his face) as he stepped out of the truck and said that of he caused any trouble that day he would haul his arse to jail. Preacher Man had litterally placed his foot on the ground when this power trip took place.

    This wasn't the first run in we had with this guy, in fact, one year we hired our own police officers to help keep the rented ones off our backs (especially this jerk).

    Thankfully for us...he was shipped off to another lot and we haven't seen him again.
     
  12. GlassHalfFull

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    Yikes ^^^^^

    I was surprised today when officers in golf carts came around at 4:00 and told us to shut our tailgate down and that it was time to leave. That seemed a bit early to me. We were on the grass in the very back of the yellow lot. What is the norm for time to leave? I am sure I've been there later than 1 hour past the end of the game.
     
  13. Joe Texan

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    They get off at 6 so they start telling you then you keep partying till 6 and wala no more cops.
     
  14. Texan_Lee

    Texan_Lee Lost for now...

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    The standart time for tailgate was established as follows:

    Platinum Lot - Opens 5 hours before the game
    Remainder Lots - Opens 4 hours before the game
    All Lots - Parking Lot should be cleared by 2 hours after the game

    At least that was the rules we were told from the beginning... although there is no mention of this on the Texans main site.
     

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