Texas man fights citation after warning drivers of nearby speed trap

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A North Texas man is trying to clear his name after he was arrested and cited for allegedly violating a city ordinance for holding a homemade sign warning drivers about speed traps.

Ron Martin, 33, was arrested last October after an officer saw him standing in the median on the Eldorado Parkway in Frisco holding a sign that read “Police ahead,” letting drivers know an officer was waiting at the opposite side of a nearby bridge, MyFoxDFW.com reported.    

In the police report, Officer Thomas Mrozinski said he was familiar with Martin and had seen him two other times that month holding the sign in the median. He accused him of trying to interfere with the department’s speed enforcement operations, according to the report.

“I observed a couple cars drive by traveling westbound waving at us,” Mrozinski wrote in the arrest report, WFAA.com reported. “Mr. Martin was observed standing in the center median of the six-lane divided roadway … holding a sign in his right hand up over his shoulders.”

Martin said he is not opposed to speed traps, but is concerned about what he calls unsafe practices by officers running the speed enforcement. He has filed several complaints with Frisco Police about the officers’ conduct along the busy stretch of highway.

“They hide behind signs and they use their motorcycles sitting in the road, sun going down, without lights or anything,” Martin told MyFoxDFW.com. “I just feel like it was a little bit unsafe, not only for citizens, but for police officers having to do their job.”

Martin was cited for allegedly violating Frisco’s sign ordinance, which states that people holding signs must be on private property. He has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge and made his first court appearance on Wednesday, WFAA.com reported.

“Ultimately, we’re trying to do the exact same thing,” Martin told the court. “I just don’t wear a uniform. I’m the same thing as a speed limit sign, just reminding people that there is a limit here.”

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3 thoughts on “Texas man fights citation after warning drivers of nearby speed trap

  1. See how dirty rotten the LEO`s have become. This guy is just trying to protect people from these cops and look what happens. This just goes to show that all the cops want to do is arrest people and ruin peoples lives for the benefit of their own corrupt jewish/NWO agenda. This guy should be commended for what he did instead of being arrested. Yea, this is just another example of the cops bullying people. Yep, cops are not the freind of the people one bit – they are there to ruin people and make life hard. Yep cops are at most organized thugs at best.

  2. Wow! This must be the exact same area that I saw a cop hiding in, as it was also off of Eldorado Pkwy after a bridge. I saw one of them Frisco cops hiding next to a church on New Year’s Day after riding over a bridge. The bastard was waiting to catch people speeding, as once you get over the hill, the speed limit suddenly changes drastically. Hence, the speed trap.

    Even though, I didn’t get pulled over, it still pissed off my joyride to the lake with my wife on a nice, sunny holiday. I was bitching for the remaining of the trip stating that we can never have a relaxing ride even on a holiday without having to look out for a cop on the road, ready to pull us over for their F**King revenue. No freedom anymore. Only harassment.

    Anyways, good for this guy. I’m sick of this shit.

    “Martin was cited for allegedly violating Frisco’s sign ordinance, which states that people holding signs must be on private property.”

    WTF? So because he did it on “public” property rather than “private” property, it’s against the law? WTF? That’s completely backwards.

    Let me guess, if he did it on private property, they would have cited him for trespassing, holding up a sign without a permit or even loitering. So basically, either way they would have cited him for holding up a sign. F**K THEM!

    “He accused him of trying to interfere with the department’s speed enforcement operations, according to the report.”

    Aww….Mr. officer doesn’t know that what he is doing is illegal and unconstitutional. Ever hear of driving alongside the cars and if they are recklessly driving or driving faster than you, then that is grounds to pull them over? Otherwise, what you are doing is not speed enforcement operations. It’s harassment and entrapment. Go F**K yourselves!

  3. It why Mark K. is right. We are not going to fix this with elections and votes. It’s going to get settled in the streets, and countryside by people who want their freedom back and are willing to TAKE it back. There is no in between. The contempt we have for Gooberment and their black uniformed moose minions is well EARNED! The war finally comes the enemy will probably not dunderstand why we are so angry and viscously slaughtering them. Ask me if I care?!!!!

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