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      07-24-2009, 09:08 AM   #1
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cops these days..

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090724/...eriff_corvette

guess running away from a Z06 isn't going to be easy in our cars... or even M3s... or M6s, or M5s.... or X5/X6 Ms..... or any BMW :/
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Yeah but let's see him try to PIT someone in that.
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It's funny they say it didn't cost them any money because it was seized from a drug dealer. But it did cost them money, because they could have sold it and used the money for other things. Typical liberals.
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lol, ^^^yeah it must be a liberal driving a Corvette..hahaha I think you want to go back to Limbaugh's forum....
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Speeding tickets are becoming significantly more expensive here in Atlanta as the city struggles financially. Its all about safety. Right........
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hahah @ people thinking they can easily out corner a z06.
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lol, ^^^yeah it must be a liberal driving a Corvette..hahaha I think you want to go back to Limbaugh's forum....
no you idiot,

its called econ 101 which is what he was referencing
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      07-24-2009, 02:23 PM   #11
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It's funny they say it didn't cost them any money because it was seized from a drug dealer. But it did cost them money, because they could have sold it and used the money for other things. Typical liberals.
not tobe rude but that statement proves you have little to no experience in law enforcement....do you even know how little they could have sold that car for??....it wouldnt have even been worth the time....and thats speaking from experience..

Best to keep the car...run down some speeders.... and generate hell of revenue off of what the car can do for them that their other cars cant do
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cops cars are supercharged. they can keep up with fast cars
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      07-24-2009, 02:49 PM   #14
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Speeding tickets are becoming significantly more expensive here in Atlanta as the city struggles financially. Its all about safety. Right........
Where else do you have a 8 lane interstate with a 55mph speed limit

How bad are tickets getting? I'm glad I seldom go through the city other than on weekends...
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      07-24-2009, 03:18 PM   #16
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Where else do you have a 8 lane interstate with a 55mph speed limit
Yeah well how many miles of interstate do you have with 45 MPH speed limits?
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      07-24-2009, 04:39 PM   #19
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It's funny they say it didn't cost them any money because it was seized from a drug dealer. But it did cost them money, because they could have sold it and used the money for other things. Typical liberals.
Well, I would guess their entry to record the assumption of ownership of the siezed vehicle was something like:

Dr. Long Term Asset Group: Automobile Assets $(value of the car)
Cr. Siezed Property $0
Cr. Fund Balance$(value of the car)
To record the transfer of siezed property into the force's vehicle inventory

Doing it your way, the entry would be:

Dr. Cash $(value of the car)
Cr. Siezed Proprety $0
Cr. Fund Balance $(value of the car)
To record the sale of siezed property


Inasmuch as there is no difference in the value that accrues to the police department of which we write, it makes no difference (accounting-wize) whether they sold it or kept it. What they have is an asset, be it a short term, highly liquid one or an illiquid, long term one, that they acquired without having to give up another asset in exchange (i.e., buying an asset with the asset called "cash").

How they chose to use the asset is open to debate. That it cost them nothing (not including the cost to sieze it in the first place) to acquire it is a fact. Sure, they could have elected to convert their long term asset into cash (i.e., sell it), but they chose instead to keep it and use it to aid in the apprehension of presumed law breakers. Seeing as catching law breakers is one of the purposes of a police department, their choice seems reasonable, regardless of one's politics.

What the poster I quoted is referencing is called "opportunity cost." Opportunity cost is not an accountable cost; however, it is an economic concept that deals with the idea that money has various uses and to use a sum for one purpose necessarily, becasue nobody has infinite resources, means that that money resource cannot be used for another purpose. And while it is possible, after the passage of time, to compare what one may have had as a result of a different use of a resource with what one does have given the elected use of that resource, that difference is not accountable in any way.

For example, let's say the cops instead sold the car for $70K and bought an interest in a mutual fund that after one year produced a 20% increase in value, whereupon the cops sold their interest in the fund. They would account for that sequence of transactions and reflect a gain on their books. Similarly, were the value of the car they hypothetically sold "last year" to have (miraculously) escalated by 30%, they would not record a loss of 10% on their books. However, the 10% excess of the car's increase in value over the value of their chosen action (buying into the mutual fund) can be shown to be the opportunity cost of their decision.
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blah...u can't out run radios anyways...........
Yeah... It's not like the cop is racing with you. He just needs to keep up. I don't think I'd mind patroling the HW if I could chase people down with cool car. Reminds me of Shaq. Didn't he used to help police chase people down in with his Lambo?


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      07-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #22
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Nothing new. Many departments use a few of the vehicles they seize. Not that I like seeing a power-hungry cop who runs radar all day in a Z06, or any nice car for that matter.
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