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    Wonder if the MC Officer had a quota? Since the person cited was a medicine woman, she might put a mojo on him.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060410/...woman_ticketed
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    I don't like to judge other officers actions when I'm not on the scene, but at face value, this seems like very bad judgement.
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    The ticket should be dismissed! That was someone's mother he wrote a ticket to and she could hardly walk...she should go to the scooter store and get a set of wheels.

    Heck 20 seconds to cross 5 lanes.....kinda short time for even an ablebodied person to cross. The poor old lady is probably crying herself to sleep over the $114.00 ticket. She will probably have to eat cat food for the next month to make up for the loss.
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    Wow, a 20 second light! The friggin' lights around here take 60 - 120 seconds! I HATE getting caught at red lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26Trainer
    The ticket should be dismissed! That was someone's mother he wrote a ticket to and she could hardly walk...she should go to the scooter store and get a set of wheels.

    Heck 20 seconds to cross 5 lanes.....kinda short time for even an ablebodied person to cross. The poor old lady is probably crying herself to sleep over the $114.00 ticket. She will probably have to eat cat food for the next month to make up for the loss.
    "I can go halfway, then the light changes," said Edith Krause, 78, who uses an electric cart because she has difficulty walking.

    On Friday, the light changed too quickly even for high school students to make it across without running. It went from green to red in 20 seconds.

    Councilwoman Wendy Greuel said she has asked transportation officials to figure out how to accommodate elderly people.

    "We should look at those areas with predominantly seniors and accommodate their needs in intersections" she said.

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    I'm not sure a scooter would have gotten her across before the light changed again. According to the article a 78 year old woman used an electric cart to cross this 5 lane highway and only made it half way across before the light changed. It doesn't state how fast she was going. You don't want scooters or electric carts to go too fast. They can easily tip over or knock into someone else.

    The article said even high school students weren't able to cross the road before the light changed. I have to wonder how long it takes for young elementary children to cross the road.
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    Just another old woman tryn' to scam the system. I bet if it was picking up a bingo prize, she'd have been across the street in seconds flat!

    Seriously, it doesn't sound like there was a lot of discreation used. I'd be embarassed if I was the officer in question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith758
    Seriously, it doesn't sound like there was a lot of discreation used. I'd be embarassed if I was the officer in question.


    But who wants to guess how much pressure he was under from the bosses to write cites for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 26Trainer
    The ticket should be dismissed! That was someone's mother he wrote a ticket to and she could hardly walk...she should go to the scooter store and get a set of wheels.

    Heck 20 seconds to cross 5 lanes.....kinda short time for even an ablebodied person to cross. The poor old lady is probably crying herself to sleep over the $114.00 ticket. She will probably have to eat cat food for the next month to make up for the loss.
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    I hope that ticket gets dismissed, or someone helps her out financially. Cat food? I can't stand the smell of the stuff, especially canned (wet) cat food.

 

 

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