With all of the controversy over police over-reacting around the nation, it has really opened my eyes to the local agencies that surround me. It seems amazing to me that the same state troopers you see pulling people over for going a few miles over the posted speed limits, are they very ones who you also see driving 100+ miles per hour, well over the speed limit while running radar. It makes me wonder, just how accurate are radars while moving double and even sometimes triple the speed limit themselves?
I called and spoke with the Troop J (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) sergeant to file an official complaint on one of his troopers for felony speeding (in excess of 2x the posted speed limit) on highway 98 recently. He immediately took offence and tried to intimidate me out of the complaint by reminding me that the complaint would be a sworn affidavit and I would be subject to perjury if it was inaccurate. I quickly reminded him that I had taken a video on my iPhone and would instead take my complaint to the colonel and governors office.