First time I've ever been ticketed while running in Chicago (Read 1479 times)

    +1.  Dude, it's not a holy war.  You are not a martyr.  You were trespassing.  Sucks that you didn't know.  Now you do.  The end.

     

     

    Really?

     

    Shake my head in disgust. You were ticketed, get over yourself.

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    harrylee773


    Mr. Handsome

       

      You're missing that this hell hole has become an over protective police state that no longer allows innocent people to take a harmless morning jog near the train tracks.  But is more than happy to allow real terrorists to go out and kill innocent people in Boston.

       

      Too soon, dude; too soon.

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      Feeling the growl again

         

        You're missing that this hell hole has become an over protective police state that no longer allows innocent people to take a harmless morning jog near the train tracks.  But is more than happy to allow real terrorists to go out and kill innocent people in Boston.

         

        You've nailed it.  The police were so busy catching you jogging by the train tracks in your jean shorts that they missed catching the Boston bombers a thousand miles away.  Oh the travesty.

         

        Dude, you were trespassing on a right-of-way any reasonable person would have recognized.  If you want to go to court and argue that they didn't do the reasonable job of marking it required by the law, more power to you.  But you didn't.  You apparently tried to lie and pretend you weren't there or it wasn't you.

         

        Pay your fine.  Do your community service.  Notch it up to life experience and leave the tinfoil hat to the professionals.

        "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

         

          +1.  Dude, it's not a holy war.  You are not a martyr.  You were trespassing.  Sucks that you didn't know.  Now you do.  The end.

           

           

          You mean "now you do" without a fucking warning Angry And others besides me are now subjected to this same fucking bullshit.  Only a fucking idiot would justify that bullshit.

            Oh, please!!!  You're just going to make yourself miserable.

              Oh, please!!!  You're just going to make yourself miserable.

               

              The Metra Police have already done that to me now.  I'm seriously depressed and thinking about suicide.


              Feeling the growl again

                 

                The Metra Police have already done that to me now.  I'm seriously depressed and thinking about suicide.

                 

                This is not humorous or amusing in any way.

                 

                If you ARE serious, you should be seeking help and I hope anyone on here who knows who you really are is working to check on you and get you the support you need.  A trespassing conviction is not a serious thing in the grand scheme of life.  You will be fine.

                 

                If you ARE NOT serious, this is entirely inappropriate and this thread should end now.

                "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                 

                   

                  This is not humorous or amusing in any way.

                   

                  If you ARE serious, you should be seeking help and I hope anyone on here who knows who you really are is working to check on you and get you the support you need.  A trespassing conviction is not a serious thing in the grand scheme of life.  You will be fine.

                   

                  If you ARE NOT serious, this is entirely inappropriate and this thread should end now.

                  THIS IS SERIOUS AS HELL!!!!!!!!!!  I'M NOT FUCKING AROUND HERE.

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                    zonykel


                      Red bird, please call the national suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255. Or check yourself into the ER.

                        Redbird, please, call the helpline zonykel mentioned or go to the ER.  It's not something to play around with, I have a history of it and can tell you first-hand it's not the way to go!

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                        A Sweetheart

                          Just got home, watching the Cubbies, flip over to the local news and get one of those teasers for what is coming up after the break...

                           

                          LOCAL MAN TICKETED FOR RUNNING ALONG TRAIN TRACKS AND WHY HE SAYS IT ISN'T FAIR!

                           

                          More to follow.

                           

                          MTA:  The news pretty much took his side. They asked Metra why they didn't put signs up there.  Metra responded by saying that there was miles and miles they would have to cover.  Redbird dressed up. No jean shorts.

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                            TIVO that shit!

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