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(Komo)   Stop for me in the crosswalk? "I will shoot your face off"   (komonews.com) divider line 11
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8541 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Aug 2013 at 3:46 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-27 04:41:26 PM
2 votes:
YOU habe gun for me, BUT I: HABE POLITENESS FOR YOU HA?
2013-08-27 02:26:54 PM
2 votes:
Sometimes I want to shoot the face off people who stop in the road when they have the right of way.

Seriously, stopping a line of 10 cars behind you to allow one to turn in front of you is NOT being nice. When you have the right of way, take it. Otherwise you're asking for an accident.

Oh, and I'm willing to bet the guy in the article is mentally ill.
2013-08-27 07:48:13 PM
1 votes:

davidphogan: sheep snorter: Meh. Still better than when the police do their crosswalk entrapment scheme.
Plainclothes officer gets in the crosswalk to make people stop so he can cross. Anyone who doesn't stop, or didn't quite notice him so to stop, gets one of a dozen police on motorcycles chasing them down for failure to stop at the crosswalk.

/Just charge the cop with impeding traffic flow(he keeps crossing back and forth with no intension of going anywhere on the other side) and entrapment problem solved

You could try paying attention and stopping for pedestrians.


That requires putting others before themselves.  That's so hard.
2013-08-27 07:19:48 PM
1 votes:

sheep snorter: Meh. Still better than when the police do their crosswalk entrapment scheme.
Plainclothes officer gets in the crosswalk to make people stop so he can cross. Anyone who doesn't stop, or didn't quite notice him so to stop, gets one of a dozen police on motorcycles chasing them down for failure to stop at the crosswalk.

/Just charge the cop with impeding traffic flow(he keeps crossing back and forth with no intension of going anywhere on the other side) and entrapment problem solved


You could try paying attention and stopping for pedestrians.
2013-08-27 04:53:07 PM
1 votes:
Lies. She was running late for work and needed an excuse. After almost hitting a guy crossing the street and getting yelled at, she went to the police and invented the story about the gun.
2013-08-27 04:51:54 PM
1 votes:

Thingster: midigod: SurfaceTension: When you have the right of way, take it. Otherwise you're asking for an accident.

Thisthisthisthisthisthis

Not always.

There's a thing called the Pittsburgh left, you use it at 4 way signalized intersections that don't have left arrows.

Instead of charging forward as soon as the light turns green, you wait a second and let the guy making the left clear the intersection freeing the lane up to move (until the next person needs to make a left)

It guarantees at least one person clears the intersection per cycle instead of the entire lane just sitting there.


Sounds like poor road engineering to me.

And living in northern Virginia I know a little about poor road engineering.
2013-08-27 04:45:34 PM
1 votes:

jso2897: Theaetetus: jso2897: Theaetetus: Pockafrusta: No gun was found... His word against hers, yet he was arrested. Awesome.

Yes, awesome. Otherwise, criminals could simply ditch weapons after an assault or robbery and say "your word against mine, therefore you can't arrest me or investigate further."
He hasn't been convicted, much less charged, so don't get your ass all sandy just yet.

Yeah, I'm not worried that this sterling citizen is going to have anything he doesn't deserve happen to him.

Hey, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't vote to convict based on these facts. She's obviously not telling us everything - why would someone say "shut your mouth" if all you did was wave? She probably said something to him, like "don't run out into the street, you farking retard, I almost hit you."
That makes me question how credible she is about the presence of the gun.

There is probably some salient fact that the incredibly well-written, in-depth Internet article neglected to mention - as wildly improbable as that may seem. Because I am pretty sure that they are not going to arrest some random guy for no reason but some lady's say-so.


Have you considered that he may be black and she may be white?
2013-08-27 04:42:32 PM
1 votes:
No no no, that was horrible.  IGNORE ME I COOK SOCKS
2013-08-27 04:18:13 PM
1 votes:

SurfaceTension: skozlaw: sheep snorter: Meh. Still better than when the police do their crosswalk entrapment scheme.
Plainclothes officer gets in the crosswalk to make people stop so he can cross. Anyone who doesn't stop, or didn't quite notice him so to stop, gets one of a dozen police on motorcycles chasing them down for failure to stop at the crosswalk.

Soooo.... cops suck because you're a shiatty driver who doesn't pay attention to his surroundings?

I've noticed that, much like red light cameras, speeding tickets and all the terrible ways that Progressive car plug thingy could "screw" you unfairly that's a problem I never seem to have.

I wonder why so many other people have all these strange problems that I don't.... what could possibly be different?

Cops suck because they're wanna be heroes who wind up allowing themselves to be used for revenue generation for the state.


You suck because you whine about obeying the rules that other grownups obey without whining. Grow up, baby - and quit whining.
Without cops (and government in general), you would be dead, you soft little wad of middle-class, white self-delusion.
2013-08-27 04:02:06 PM
1 votes:
When motorists nearly hit a pedestrian and then wave to them to cross, the pedestrian is going to assume that they are going for a second attempt.
2013-08-27 03:56:12 PM
1 votes:

SurfaceTension: Seriously, stopping a line of 10 cars behind you to allow one to turn in front of you is NOT being nice. When you have the right of way, take it. Otherwise you're asking for an accident.


- don't slow down to let me onto the interstate, I have a plan to merge, thanks
- don't "wave me through" a 4 way when it's your turn, just follow the simple rules
- don't stop for me when I'm waiting at a crosswalk with the red stop hand, I can wait

Too many people seem to forget that there are people on the road other than them and the person they're "helping".

Dead for Tax Reasons: they have crosswalks at alleys now?


The one right outside my office has three. One parallel on each side for crossing the intersecting street and one perpendicular across the opening.

Not all alleys are tiny little passageways, some are heavily trafficked enough to justify crosswalks.
 
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