Update April 5
Got my cataract operation two weeks ago. Unbelievably better sight in my right eye. Working on doing my right eye.
Update Feb 28
I had that phone interview with the state police complaint interviewer. He was a very pleasant person to talk with. We agreed there was no issues with the officer who gave me the complaint. I told him the office was very courteous to me who gave me the warning.
The interviewer was kind of like a typical black and white police officer. His job was to just evaluate if a member of the public had a issues with a police officer. The officer basically didn’t have a issue with staging SUVs on a interstate to give the opportunity to search a car. I said it was piss poor with doing this in rush hour and in the dark. Why couldn’t you send a message during daylight? He said crimes occur in the dark and during rush hour. I just wanted the facts. He thought that area of I 91 might have traffic accident reputation. I asked him does the move over law work. He ask me for facts as we spoke, he kept throwing at me one speculation after another. He had no idea if the move over law reduces officer deaths.
The big remaining issues, big picture:
1) What was the state trooper strategy with all troopers on the highway on my day of the warning?
2) Does the move over law work as intended. Does it reduce officer fatalities?
3) He blew me off with, does the move over law favor the police officer’s life better than a member of the public?
He talked about all accidents of the road and the highways being so dangerous. Right, just tell me the facts. The highways are extraordinary dangerous. Just saying, our overall accident and fatality rates have drastically declined from twenty year ago.
Questions for interview. I am a science and data guy! I never have any confidentiality or anonymity needs!!
4)I'd like to see all the data associated from this state police project. The offence happened at 6:15 pm on 2/22/17. Say 12 hours before and 12 hours after offence. 10 miles before and after citation on I 91. Like all violations, citations, warnings, arrests, times, models of cars and vehicles and maybe even nationality. I'd like to analyzes commonalities.
5) I was driving my son's car. It's a tiny tiny Mazda car associated with a particular segment of society. Basically young people. Was a small segment of our population targeted for a move over stop because it more fruitful to the police.
6)They could be severely abusing a legitimate law to do a illegal search. Was all move over violators stopped and given citation including warnings? Are they picking and choosing move over violators? Mindfulness: If the troopers intentionally set-up/staged those cruisers in that I-91 spot to selectively stop move over violators, then all the stops and violations are unconstitutional. Was the police cruisers staged on the road for a hidden agenda? The intent of the project was to do searches and stops, not to protect police officers. If the Staties chose that area because of poor visibility, around corners and obscuring terrain...the intent was to create stops for a hidden agenda.
5) Does the staties have a violation quota system? Do they gain incentives for mass stops and violations? Do they have a minimum number violations and stops, say per month, or they would be disciplined?
6) Why was the two cruisers, all police lights flashing, bumper to bumper in the breakdown lane...what was their stated and hidden purpose on the highway? There was no other vehicle in the area in the breakdown lane.
7) What message was state police management trying to send to the greater public during this project with all these police vehicles and officers and troopers.
8) How many police vehicles was involved in this project? I count at least five. The two cruiser position who cited me, another cruiser in the breakdown about three miles north of the first position in the breakdown lane with police flasher lights on (no vehicles near him pulled over), then another cruiser in the breakdown lane in another three miles. I seen a state police flasher also on the opposite side(southbound)of I 91. I count at least five vehicles.
9) Basically the whole project was effectively entrapment...
10) I am telling you with any complex and high consequence organization...the direct road to perdition is mindlessly meeting minimal intent of the law or any rule for a secret or hidden agenda. We would be a destructively chaotic and ungovernable nation if everyone just met the minimum intent of any rule or law. All moral people have a much higher calling...
11) I am shocked I didn't know about the move over law. My 21 year old son can be astonishingly stupid. I asked him, on I-91, do you know what the move over phrase means? He immediately recognized the phrase. He scoffingly responded to me, you can't be in the furthest
right hand lane with a police officer's car in the breakdown with flashing lights. We had a very difficult period with roundabouts when he had his learners permit.
12) Has the law been effective at reducing police officer fatalities and injury? Basically paid organizations supporting the troopers have pushed the law into being. Is it a scam law allowing the organizations to show the police officers they are getting their monies worth?
MSP Citizens Response Reports (POL) <citizensresponsereports@MassMail.State.MA.US>Update
To Michael Mulligan Today at 9:03 AM
We are in receipt of your citizen response report. A complaint intake officer will contact you within the next few days to discuss your concerns. Thank you.
Sent a complaint to the state police through this link.
I travel I91 from Northfield to Springfield often to visit my old home neighborhood and my brother. I am having cataract surgery in the coming weeks. It has been getting more problematic driving in the night. In a scale of 1 to 10 my cataracts are at 4. I spend 99.9% of my time driving in rural roads. My rush hour big interstate road skills are waning. But think I am safe. I doubt I will be safe in a year without the eye operation. I know my limitations and the only answer is to slow down my driving.
See, something is fishy with the wholesale police stops last night? A ruse to stop people. He spoke as if it was a new law.
Move Over Law Protects First Responders
In Massachusetts the Move Over Law aims to make police, firefighters, paramedics, tow truck drivers, and all roadside emergency and maintenance professionals safer on the job. The Move Over Law, which took effect March 22, 2009, requires drivers approaching a stationary emergency or maintenance vehicle with flashing lights to move to the next adjacent lane if it is safe to do so, and, barring that, to reduce their speed. Failure to comply could result in a fine of up to $100.
Every year, first responders across the country are injured or killed on the job while providing emergency help and, this summer six Massachusetts state troopers were injured in as many weeks. One trooper died from his injuries. All citizens are asked to make a personal pledge to always move over to make Massachusetts roadways safer for everyone.
So at about 11 am I am driving down to Springfield. I notice state police positioned in many areas down the interstate. A police helicopter is patrolling the roads for speeders or something worst like terrorism. It is way abnormal. That is when I pose to myself...are we in some kind of terrorism alert.
Springfield Massachusetts and Holyoke are probably the largest Mecca for illegal aliens in the state per population.