Bad Neighborhoods + People Walking to the RedBox machine at Night = Reason for Suspicion

  How would you feel about getting pulled over while strolling down your sidewalk at night? This frustrating experience has happened twice to my partner and I, in our very own Las Vegas neighborhood. When we relocated to the West side of town, at the edge of Summerlin, we didn’t think we needed to do much research beforehand. We’d found a decent condo, were pleased that the location was near several major highways, and we signed our lease. Little did we know, we had moved into an extremely dangerous zone in Las Vegas and would be constantly battling for a moment’s peace among the sounds of the choppers in the sky at night (‘ghetto birds’, they’re called), the constant police sirens, and the domestic shout-outs at 2 a.m. All this we managed to laugh off over the months, and we even light-heartedly brushed off two attempted car thefts, a burglary, and odd circumstances such as a young woman jogging with a baseball bat in hand. “You never know,” she said. But where we drew the line and began to really reconsider our location, was when we discovered we could not even walk to the RedBox on the corner at night to return a DVD without getting pulled over.  Yes, we were quite literally pulled over on the sidewalk. “Why are you out here?” the officer began the interrogation. “We’re returning a DVD.” “In this neighborhood?” “Yes, is that okay? There’s a box right over there.” “You’re walking to the box?” “Yes. Why are we being stopped?” “People don’t normally walk around at night out here. I’m going to have...

Las Vegas Metro Police Department Issues 3,000 Tickets This Year For Cell Phone Tickets

Las Vegas Metro Police Department have Issued nearly 3,000 Tickets this year for Cell Phone Use While Driving During the last legislative session, the Nevada passed SB140 which outlawed the sending of text messages and the use of mobile phones while driving here in Nevada. The bill gave primacy to the state law, preventing further legislation from cities and counties. The law came into effect October 1st, 2011, and metro continues to crack-down on cell phone users as they drive. If seen by a police officer using their cell phone, drivers are issued a las vegas traffic ticket and fined. The second time the same driver is pulled over for a similar offense, the fine climbs… as it does the third time. So far in 2012, the Las Vegas Metro PD has issued nearly 3,000 tickets for drivers using their mobile phones while driving. Most of the people ticketed are cited when they use their mobile phone while sitting at a stop light. If you have been given a ticked for driving while using a cell phone in Las Vegas call Las Vegas Traffic Ticket Lawyer today at 702...

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