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Old 10-10-2012, 16:11   #13
Isaiah 53:4-9
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I always like the flashlight in the driver's mirror. It always kills their night vision, and its hard for them to shoot what they can't see.

I once pulled a vehicle that looked like a load, but didn't end up being a load. I spoke the occupants in the car. More than I wanted to deal with on a solo stop, and back up being far away. There ended up being nothing illegal about them; however, something was wrong. I got the, for lack of a better word, "violence vibe" once their night vision began to recover. So, I would sweep their faces with my flashlight and it took the agressive look of their faces, as they struggled to see. I concluded the stop, and left, in one piece.

You can't underestimate the value of a good flashlight at night.
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