The following email was received from Brian Gellin, in response to my inquiry about whether or not his web site (which offers law enforcement "professional courtesy" cards with the stated intent of evading penalties for violating laws) was actually just a satire of the abuse of "professional courtesy".

[begin email, with routing headers]

From - Wed Nov 16 16:16:31 2011
X-Account-Key: account4
X-UIDL: UID1495-1316196349
X-Mozilla-Status: 0013
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
X-Mozilla-Keys:                                                                                 
Return-path: 
Envelope-to: carl@bussjaeger.org
Delivery-date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:49:58 -0700
Received: from mail-ww0-f41.google.com ([74.125.82.41])
	by betterthanyours.com with esmtps (TLSv1:RC4-SHA:128)
	(Exim 4.69)
	(envelope-from )
	id 1RQmQg-0007fM-Ce
	for carl@bussjaeger.org; Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:49:58 -0700
Received: by wwf25 with SMTP id 25so8228199wwf.2
        for ; Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:49:53 -0800 (PST)
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;
        d=gmail.com; s=gamma;
        h=mime-version:sender:in-reply-to:references:date
         :x-google-sender-auth:message-id:subject:from:to:content-type;
        bh=wNTy342s+BKpwitgk0z9o/izudSZz/1i+t0zu754QEU=;
        b=cQT+tyjo4QcyJQDP/0knxi2/XcIyHw5Z0t/Hk4VHvW3IQ+LF7+k/+JWY+jdQ3KpL1Y
         H9VfiBfZJE0u+1NUf6AIflBnNHJT61FlL9sDRhZTVthbp7PJ05m8JfCbY0YUd9r7cYe9
         lf/XAbk0fPCMHcQeG4pHy7o4ZLFubflpZN2+0=
MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by 10.52.174.65 with SMTP id bq1mr4958422vdc.30.1321476592607; Wed,
 16 Nov 2011 12:49:52 -0800 (PST)
Sender: leoprocards@gmail.com
Received: by 10.52.188.166 with HTTP; Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:49:52 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: 
References: <651b088c8ce1f1c95d2e0030f0334e9e@leoprocards.com>
	
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 15:49:52 -0500
X-Google-Sender-Auth: KOMObmeebrDxXZz-Bl25_TJ7d4g
Message-ID: 
Subject: Re: Serious Inquiry
From: LEO Pro Cards 
To: carl@bussjaeger.org
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=bcaec51b173be1a05004b1e03ed8

--bcaec51b173be1a05004b1e03ed8
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Carl,

I have been on the job for 15 years.  I spent 3 years up north where
"Professional Courtesy" is customary.  Since being a LEO down in Florida,
it varies from County to County, State to State.

Since the start up of LEO ProCards, I have never received a comment like
yours and if anything, have only received positive feedback.  Yes, this is
a business like anyone else trying to make a buck.  I would rather provide
my family members with a card like this versus putting a PBA or FOP license
plate decal on my car or a sticker that screams "COP" so every "PERP" knows
there might be a LEO or family member in the vehicle.  I get alerts
everyday of LEO's getting shot or killed being these animals have no
respect for LEO's anymore!!!

As you stated, "*This is a gag, a satire of the "professional courtesy"
that lets LEOs get avoid the same penalties they would impose on non-LEOs
for breaking the same laws, right?"....*  My reply to you is the officer
should use his/her *discretion* when dealing with someone who displays this
card for *MINOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS*.  There are plenty of fish in the sea
to write a ticket to...  Do you really need to write a ticket to a spouse,
mother, father or immediate family member?  You mentioned, "Breaking the
Law"...Yes, if this person is Breaking the Law, the card should not apply.
But for traffic offenses, let's extend courtesy and show camaraderie to one
another!!!

As far as the "cop" on the main page of my website, this is a generic image
purchased from I-Stock Photo.  His name was blocked out when we purchased
this image.

I hope your sarcasm is from a position where you might have mis-understood
LEO ProCards and without the knowledge that a LEO owns the company.
**
To gain your trust in me, I would like to send you a few cards (free of
charge).  Please provide me with your shipping address and I will send you
them  ASAP.


 *Brian G., CEO*
*Law Enforcement *
*Professional Courtesy Cards*
*www.leoprocards.com*
*sales@leoprocrds.com*
*561-601-4802 cell*
*561-626-6777 fax*
**


**
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Carl Bussjaeger wrote:

> From: Carl Bussjaeger 
> Subject: LEO Pro Cards Website Lead
>
> Name: Carl Bussjaeger
> Phone: 603-123-4567
> Email: carl@bussjaegr.org
>
> Message Body:
> This is a gag, a satire of the "professional courtesy" that lets LEOs get
> avoid the same penalties they would impose on non-LEOs for breaking the
> same laws, right?
>
> I mean... a card with the US flag overlaid with cuffs (yeah, that
> symbolizes freedom), the "cop" on your main page with his name tag blacked
> out (all the better to hinder citizen complaints, right?).
>
> Tell me this satire.
>
> Carl Bussjaeger
> former peace officer, State of Georgia (badge # 487)
>
> --
> This mail is sent via contact form on LEO PRO CARDS http://leoprocards.com
>

**

--bcaec51b173be1a05004b1e03ed8
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Carl,
=A0
I have been on the job for 15 years.=A0 I spent 3 years up north where= "Professional Courtesy" is customary.=A0 Since being a LEO down = in Florida, it varies from County to County, State to State.=A0
=A0
Since the start up of LEO ProCards, I have never received a comment li= ke yours and if anything, have only received positive feedback.=A0 Yes, thi= s is a business like anyone else trying to make a buck.=A0 I would rather p= rovide my family members with a card like this versus putting a PBA or FOP = license plate decal on my car or a sticker that screams "COP" so = every "PERP" knows there might be a LEO or family member in the v= ehicle.=A0 I get alerts everyday of LEO's getting shot or killed being = these animals have no respect for LEO's anymore!!!
=A0
As you stated, "This is a gag, a satire of the "professi= onal courtesy" that lets LEOs get avoid the same penalties they would = impose on non-LEOs for breaking the same laws, right?"....=A0 My = reply to you is the officer should use his/her discretion when dealing with someone who displays this card for MINO= R TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.=A0 There are plenty of fish in the sea = to write a ticket to...=A0 Do you really need to write a ticket to a spouse= , mother, father or immediate family member?=A0 You mentioned, "Breaki= ng the Law"...Yes, if this person is Breaking the Law, the card should= not apply.=A0 But for traffic offenses, let's extend courtesy and show= camaraderie to one another!!!
=A0
As far as the "cop" on the main page of my web= site, this is a generic image purchased from I-Stock Photo.=A0 His name was= blocked out when we purchased this image.=A0
=A0
I ho= pe your sarcasm is from a position where you might have mis-understood LEO = ProCards=A0and without the knowledge that a LEO owns the company.=A0
=A0
To gain your trust in me, I would like to send = you a few cards (free of charge).=A0 Please provide me with your shipping a= ddress and I will send you them =A0ASAP.=A0
=A0
=A0
Brian G., CEO
Law Enforcement
Professional Courtesy Cards
= =A0
=A0
=A0
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Carl Bussjaege= r <carl@bussjaegr.org> wrote:
From: Carl Bussjaeger <carl@bussjaegr.org>
Subject: LEO Pro Cards Website Lead

Name: Carl Bussjaeger
Phone: 603-123-4567
Email: carl@bussjaegr.org

Messa= ge Body:
This is a gag, a satire of the "professional courtesy"= ; that lets LEOs get avoid the same penalties they would impose on non-LEOs= for breaking the same laws, right?

I mean... a card with the US flag overlaid with cuffs (yeah, that symbo= lizes freedom), the "cop" on your main page with his name tag bla= cked out (all the better to hinder citizen complaints, right?).

Tell me this satire.

Carl Bussjaeger
former peace officer, State = of Georgia (badge # 487)

--
This mail is = sent via contact form on LEO PRO CARDS http://leoprocards.com

=A0

--bcaec51b173be1a05004b1e03ed8--
[end email]