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Police Officer Pulled Me Over For… Tinted Windows

From the COLlive inbox: A Crown Heights resident was startled with a police officer pulled him over late at night for suspected tinted windows. "With all the problems in our community, this Officer Andrey Lysak was preoccupied with creating nuisance tickets." Full Story

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Wrong
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Wrong

The writer is sowing more divisiveness with his attitude. Police are here to protect us and enforce the law, they’re not perfect but it’s up to us to be appreciative and respectful and most of all, law abiding.
This could have been resolved quietly without creating public animosity.

Profoundly disagree
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Profoundly disagree

I have been ticketed by a NYPD Cop for having a ‘fake licence’. I showed my valid UK licence and explained I was visiting. The corrupt cop broke the law and brought his colleagues into disrepute by his immoral behaviour.
It is a shame that you can’t recognise that such corruption is virtually nonexistent in much of the Western world. The 71st Precinct’s response to this allegation shows they support the corruption, and will lazily advise a victim of police abuse to waste time and money in court.

Same thing happened to me
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Same thing happened to me

Was the officers name Warner?

Gotta do something about Warner
Guest
Gotta do something about Warner

Po Warner gave me a ticket for driving without a seat belt when in fact I had my seat belt on.

He is notorious
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He is notorious

He gave me a completely false ticket.

stay away from Police
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stay away from Police

The Police are not here to protect or help us.
They are more dangerous than criminals. Police are a mafia in blue. To stay safe stay away from them. May GOD protect us all from the Police.

Police
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Police

Police officers were the bullies in school. They carried that mentality after they graduated from school.

Zeh HaEmet
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Zeh HaEmet

All the people that voted down don’t live in crown heights (just saying)

WHAATT????
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WHAATT????

K I do agree that sometimes some police overdo it but you can’t say that they’re more dangerous form criminals or anything of the like. Just imagine what things would be like WITHOUT police. Do you want to chase after criminals instead? Go ahed!

Guessing this is the cop that
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Guessing this is the cop that

He always is there pulled me over for going 11 over. As I started from a green light.

Here's a novel thought
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Here's a novel thought

Don’t break the law. Tinted windows are dangerous and illegal for a reason. The broken window theory dictates that if you police small things like tinted windows society as a whole becomes more law abiding. Stop complaining for getting a legitimate ticket. Pay it and remove the tint. With an attitude like yours I’m surprised the officer didn’t throw the book at you.

Its coruption
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Its coruption

That may be true, but that policeman wasn’t giving him a ticket because that he was just abusing his power.

You are not above the law
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You are not above the law

Officer did his job. Dark tints are illegal. We love cops when they protect us, but they are stirring the pot when they do their job?? Get over yourself!!!

tiket
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tiket

officer d’nt use tinter meter,obius of you gou to cort & say to the judge .police not use use nating to meter densiti judge dismise the tiket , in tis spesific case officer brok the lau in
order to issue a summons for a tinted window, a tint meter must be used.

Nobody is above the law!
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Nobody is above the law!

you don’t get to decide what they do (only protect and no tickets)
Dream on!!

Chaim
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Chaim

Thank you for posting!!
Technically a cop can pull you over anytime…
When you are parked waiting for your kid at school, “idling,” or similar.
There are rules for everything and the law is supposed to be applied intelligently.
Years ago a guy got a summons for obstructing pedestrian traffic when there was no one around. The cop never gets in trouble, the ticketed needs to clean up that mess.
The job of a cop is to protect us and not pull people over to meet a quota or make non-existent problems for the community.
Thank you Col for giving us a voice!

Nuisance
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Nuisance

They wrote the tickets for their quotas and the response from the 71 is just as shamefull. Pleading before a judge is even more of a nuisance and expense of time than the ticket . Let alone corrupt Judicial system. Wake up and stop being Lemmings. This writer is absolutely right. Complain about this officer and any others that have nothing better to do than to write nuisance tickets when they should be doing their jobs

Seriously?
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Seriously?

The community wants more police and with more police comes more enforcement. More enforcement means lower crime, so stop complaining.
Also, it’s really surprising that you’re writing this before your windows were even checked. Perhaps the police officer was right, and this whole article is just a waste of everyone’s time and chilul hashem.

CH resident
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CH resident

Agree with the writer True, we want more protection, and with it, the officers will find offenses and reason to ticket. But, it seems to be out of proportion. This driver knows that he paid a reputable person to do the legal work. I have also been stopped unnecessarily, by an officer sitting in wait, hoping I was not wearing a seat belt. When, after pulling me over, he saw that I was, he said what about your phone, were you on the phone? Sheesh! I always try to follow the law, including feeding my meter and not double parking,… Read more »

Get dash cam - no tickets
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Get dash cam - no tickets

Install cameras in /out with voice record….. will solve all these nonsense issues

Ticket for plastic bags
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Ticket for plastic bags

Next thing you know we will be given tickets for plastic bags

stupid people
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stupid people

we lost a police officer to tint (Russel Timoshenko in 2007) and we almost lost a second (who’s vest saved him). are you so self centered to realize that police officers are the first to be at risk. Please grow up, remove the tint, and keep our community safer.

yes and but
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yes and but

either your tint is illegal or not. get it tested and if too dark, removed, and if ok, certified, and beat the ticket. seems like this police officer was bending towards ticketing, and if he didn’t test (as the precinct reply said he should) then he went beyond his call of duty). there are good cops and bad cops, just as there are good people and bad people. and just as most people are good, so are most cops, especially while keeping in mind a cop job is very challenging. besides the inherent danger, many people would be affected by… Read more »

I got pulled over, and yes the cop broke the law.
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I got pulled over, and yes the cop broke the law.

He claimed he followed me and I took to Red lights, when in fact I came from the opposite direction. Once the cop realized he was wrong he gave me a ticket for a not wearing a seat belt instaed. The cop said don’t worry just go to court and plead not guilty. So why give the ticket? Is he telling me to lie to a judge? If he did not have a quota then he should have let me go once he realized he was wrong. Cops are just bullies who were bullied, so they getting there pay back… Read more »

It is just for their quota
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It is just for their quota

Although they will never admit it, they pull more people over at the end of the month. I was once ticketed on Eastern Parkway for forgetting to turn my headlights on (not a dead bulb, just forgetting to switch them on).

Me too!
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Me too!

I too was once pulled over on kingston and President st. bec. the cop decided I didnt stop fast enough for a passer by to cross the street..then He asked me very seriously- Ma’m are you drunk? i was 70 years old never drink anything except for kiddush! It was erev new years eve, so he asked that ridiculous questions.. just trying to show who’s boss.. theyare bullies to us- the quiet good citizens who NEVER carry arms or harm anyone..I have no more respect for them..

"I do intend on getting the window checked..."
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"I do intend on getting the window checked..."

And? Was the cop right?

Follow the law
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Follow the law

When did it become fashionable for Lubavitchrs to think they r above the law? Take responsibility for your actions. If u break the law, you will be ticketed. Thank you NYPD for keeping us safe and enforcing the law.

Following the law
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Following the law

Not easy to determine who’s right or wrong and there are three sides to every story… But from personal experience, my wife was stopped in one of those traffic nets where they ask random people to pull over. The PO took her license and registration and made her wait for almost 30 minutes(!) and then came back with a tint meter to measure the tint and gave her a summons for the window tint along with the advice to fight the ticket and it will be dismissed! It’s frustrating because this was a new leased car and the windows are… Read more »

Why your are anonymously writing?
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Why your are anonymously writing?

But put the officers name publicly? We heard your side of the story, but never his. Did u check the tint levels? Go to judge and fight this ticket. Share with us if u won. Honestly we all know they are giving tickets as part of their job, they have zero patience, but CH it’s not a village that everyone has time to talk and be nice, it’s busy part of NY life – criminals, hate crime, traffic violations etc etc…. as a CH resident it is still ia way to write a concern without going personal names because it’s… Read more »

start thanking them
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start thanking them

you broke the law by having tinted windows. most times, tinted windows are thugs. the officer did his job. they are here to protect us. in every job there will be a few that aren’t good, but most officers want to do their job and go home to their families. stop breaking the law and complaining, and start thanking the cops who protect us.

It's a common misconception
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It's a common misconception

For the record in 2010 my state Senate bill s2956 banned ticket quotas across the state. This happened after Matthews vs new york state a case challenging the legality of ticket quotas

Levi
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Levi

After speaking to an officer from the 71, apparently this cop is known for handing out nuisance tickets…. Even if this window was a percentage point above or below the limit, a cop won’t be able to see through the window at night, hence why the second cop has a flash light shining when approaching the car. That is the definition of nuisance ticket, a cop looking to make problems when there really isn’t one. Speeding is dangerous, running a red lights is dangerous but a mildly tinted window is something that (as per other officers) is tacked on to… Read more »

If you think this is for safety...
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If you think this is for safety...

To all new York City residents. Be very careful the speed limit near schools has changed to 15 miles an hour instead of 25. someone just came over to me and told me this and told me that her children had gotten tickets because nobody was warned and the signs are small IF they’re posted at all. Please be careful and slow down in the school zone because they’re doing it with cameras

Anonymous Hypocrite
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Anonymous Hypocrite

Why publish the name of a police officer who does his job, while keeping the name of the accuser private? Ever hear of the Ferguson Effect in which cops take a non-aggressive approach in fighting crime? Support the good guys. Tinted windows may be hiding bad guys with guns. No one is entitled to break the law.

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