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or is California bankrupt?
Yes. Traffic laws are generally revenue generators. Lots of places from the Carolinas to California are stepping up enforcement efforts to increase funding that they've lost in the recession.
These cities and states need money.....enough said....
I have never heard of someone actually getting a J-walking ticket, but with the state of local economies, I'm just not surprised....
Champions are made when no one is watching
Bring it on.
Cherrie " I May not be able to change every Thing that I face, But I cannot Change ANYTHING until I face it...." author unknown "All that I am or hope to be I owe to my mother"....Abe Lincoln
"It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop."Wisdom of Confucius
Yep. Got one this afternoon. Crossed a red light without the white man saying I could. Not a car in sight. California Vehicle Code 21453(d). Cops were hidden behind a SUV on the right side of the road on the other side of the street. Even got threatened to get thrown in jail, since the cop misspelled my name on the ticket when he called into dispatch and couldn't find my name in their records. I guess we also live in a police state, the cop claimed that all citizens MUST carry an ID while you are outside of your home. Really? Is this the USSR? or is California bankrupt?
Well, the state is almost bankrupt now - gotta find some new funding somewhere.
HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer
.... I guess we also live in a police state, the cop claimed that all citizens MUST carry an ID while you are outside of your home. Really? Is this the USSR? or is California bankrupt?
As far as I can tell, because the Soviet Union went under, and lost their ridiculous stuff about everyone having to have ID to travel or anything, the US is trying to step up to the plate and fill the gap...
The funniest commentary I've seen on it was by someone who wrote that the police state stuff, and the secret laws and secret prisons, and new public embracing of torture, is all justified because the US faces a really scary, dangerous enemy -- one with ragtag members hiding in remote mountains, using cast-off equipment, and wishing they could lay their hands on one nuclear weapon. See, it's not the old days, when us old folks grew up, when the US embraced freedom and opposed torture, because then our enemy was only the USSR, who had agents in every capital of every country on the planet, and the kind of army you need if you want to punch through western Europe with heavy armor, and more nuclear weapons than anyone could count, and fleets of fighters and bombers...
I can't repeat it nearly as funny as the version I read; it made me chuckle for a long time.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
was this in Southern California by any chance? Say Orange County.....beach cities??!!
Yes, but not OC. Pasadena. Two blocks from my apartment. At a light that has no button to turn on the white man. If there are no cars coming at the little used intersection, the stoplight doesn't change. I run through this red light all the time, or I'll sit there and wait for 5 min. I guess now I'll cross a half a block over at the uncontrolled intersection. Because that is...more safe.
Abs of Flabs
I lived in California for 2 years and the entire time there I had the nagging sense that the whole place was built for cars and not people. Except for sometimes in San Francisco any time I was on foot in a city or suburb I felt completely out of place...like people were staring at me from their cars wondering, 'Hey, what's that guy doing out of his car??'
Of the few times I was in LA, I was surprised to find the residents are surprisingly obedient when it comes to traffic laws. On many occasions, even though there wasn't a car in sight, the pedestrians would stand on the curb waiting patiently for the white man to say it's ok.
Earlier this year in Boston, I saw a state trooper that was standing by the side of the road stop traffic to help an old lady cross the road. It's nothing notable except the old lady was in the middle of the street, no where near an intersection. So the trooper was helping her jaywalk. I love this state
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