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(AZ Family)   They take their marathons so seriously in Phoenix you can get arrested just for verbally expression your dislike of all the road closures in the area to a traffic cop   (azfamily.com) divider line 67
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2014-01-20 07:11:30 AM  
While being stopped for speeding by a cop. Nice try, Subby.

/Not to say Phx PD can't be jerks
 
2014-01-20 07:13:10 AM  
After eating at PF Chang's, I can understand needing a marathon to work off the food.
 
2014-01-20 07:22:57 AM  
Thanks for adding "in the area" to the title as I would have never figured that out.

Now I'm going to verbally expression my lower back pain to my cat.
 
2014-01-20 07:28:55 AM  
FTFA:He was booked on charges of reckless driving, disorderly conduct, endangerment and aggravated assault.

Oh yeah. He was just arrested for expressing his first amendment rights to that evil pig, Submitter.

You get the "Special" cookie for the day.
 
2014-01-20 07:34:02 AM  
If it's one thing I do enjoy about my super-liberal Jewish mother-in-law, it's her reaction to this kind of stuff daily since she and her husband retired to Surprise, AZ in March of last year.

Wife and I finally went out to visit them (we live in VA) last part of last December. It was priceless. I'd spent a little time in AZ (1986 to 1988) as a kid. I remembered what it was like. I have to say, money-wise, the state has come a damned long way in 25 years, but the attitudes sure are the same. Hell, they may even be a bit more hateful than I remember.

It has been priceless to watch. I tried to tell em.

Hate is everywhere. We sure have a lot in Virginia, but it's always weird to go to a different place and experience human hate in a different way. The MIL's reaction at the AZ flavor is always a priceless treasure if Whiskey Tango Foxtrot face...
 
2014-01-20 07:34:03 AM  
Just for verbally expression, eh subby?

/you fail English? That unpossible!
 
2014-01-20 07:34:26 AM  

hardinparamedic: FTFA:He was booked on charges of reckless driving, disorderly conduct, endangerment and aggravated assault.

Oh yeah. He was just arrested for expressing his first amendment rights to that evil pig, Submitter.

You get the "Special" cookie for the day.


What kind of gullible moron believes the word of AZ cops?
 
2014-01-20 07:36:38 AM  
Good thing this wasn't a cycling event or there would already be 3000 comments.
 
2014-01-20 07:37:31 AM  

Prophet of Loss: What kind of gullible moron believes the word of AZ cops?


Since when do you get reckless driving and endangerment charges from voicing your displeasure?

But no. You're right. He's more than likely totally innocent, and was just coming from his local homeless shelter after a night of ministering to the sick and ill pro bono, being a trained heart surgeon and all. QED.
 
2014-01-20 07:38:38 AM  
Nice grammar, Ty.
 
2014-01-20 07:39:44 AM  

hardinparamedic: Prophet of Loss: What kind of gullible moron believes the word of AZ cops?

Since when do you get reckless driving and endangerment charges from voicing your displeasure?

But no. You're right. He's more than likely totally innocent, and was just coming from his local homeless shelter after a night of ministering to the sick and ill pro bono, being a trained heart surgeon and all. QED.


Your blind cop love does surprise me. You have a lot in common with the pigs in blue. They are most likely cops because they are too stupid for the military, just like your too stupid for med school.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-20 07:41:44 AM  
There's one day per decade when it isn't too hot to go outdoors. Of course they take the day seriously.

/DNRTFA
 
2014-01-20 07:43:02 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Your blind cop love does surprise me. You have a lot in common with the pigs in blue. They are most likely cops because they are too stupid for the military, just like your too stupid for med school.


Wow. That was a quick escalation over snark. You seem like an angry human being who can't play well with others.

I certainly hope you're nowhere around women, children, pets or the elderly. I'd hate for them to "mouth off" to you.
 
2014-01-20 07:43:27 AM  
Prophet of Loss:  just like your too stupid for med school.

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I regularly verbally expression my too stupid for med school.
 
2014-01-20 07:44:16 AM  
Here in Toronto, we have tons of stadiums and arenas and running/cycling tracks... So why is it every time some charity wants to have a walk/bike/marathon or whatever, they need to close down major traffic arteries for the better part of a day? Rent out a stadium or track, joo fargin' iceholes.
 
2014-01-20 07:45:55 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Prophet of Loss:  just like your too stupid for med school.

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I regularly verbally expression my too stupid for med school.


And yet, he's too intelligent to use 'you're.' And too knowledgeable to find out what the demographics of military service are in the United States police service.
 
2014-01-20 07:56:22 AM  
My church is along the route and moved our Sunday morning service to Saturday.  There was no way to get onto the property without running down people.  We have a high elderly population, so that is already an issue.  My Mom went to the service, and said none of the families with kids showed up, which was fact and a little bit of guilt thrown in as we didn't go.

It is a strange route.  On top of it, we live a half mile from the Barrett Jackson auto auction, and just down the road is the Phoenix Open in just over a week.  Traffic is crazy over here.
 
2014-01-20 07:58:18 AM  
Phoenix sucs.

Tucson rocks.
 
2014-01-20 08:06:55 AM  
"expressing", not "expression"

Fark is slipping.
 
2014-01-20 08:08:13 AM  
Came in looking for another example of a jackbooted thug from the sovereign state of Maricopa county abusing a citizen merely for exercising his civil rights.

I get a meth head speeding and driving recklessly.

Subby, I am disappoint.
 
2014-01-20 08:08:55 AM  

Prophet of Loss: your too stupid


*snicker*
 
2014-01-20 08:17:18 AM  

zepillin: Phoenix sucs.

Tucson rocks.


I see by your spelling that you spent time at the UofA.
 
2014-01-20 08:26:55 AM  

hardinparamedic: FTFA:He was booked on charges of reckless driving, disorderly conduct, endangerment and aggravated assault.

Oh yeah. He was just arrested for expressing his first amendment rights to that evil pig, Submitter.

You get the "Special" cookie for the day.


Hitler wasn't all that great a painter, but that shouldn't be a reason to consider him one of the most evil monsters in history.

/Godwin analogies: winning the internet since 1990
 
2014-01-20 08:28:18 AM  
Then who was phone?
 
2014-01-20 08:28:49 AM  
Like so much else, marathons have become big business.  People generally get plenty of advance notice of road closures and maybe should just chill.
 
2014-01-20 08:42:26 AM  
houstondragon
2014-01-20 07:11:30 AM


While being stopped for speeding by a cop. Nice try, Subby.

/Not to say Phx PD can't be jerks

Yes, stopped for speeding. Arrested for failure to boot lick.
 
2014-01-20 08:44:11 AM  
Marathons produce vast clouds of smug that threaten our very existence,
 
2014-01-20 08:50:27 AM  

hardinparamedic: FTFA:He was booked on charges of reckless driving, disorderly conduct, endangerment and aggravated assault.

Oh yeah. He was just arrested for expressing his first amendment rights to that evil pig, Submitter.

You get the "Special" cookie for the day.


Did the cops decide to arrest the guy for reckless driving before or after he hurt their feelings while his car was in park?
 
2014-01-20 08:53:23 AM  

Turbo Cojones: Marathons produce vast clouds of smug that threaten our very existence,


True.  The 5k gang are usually a pretty friendly gang.  Our local Super Bowl Sunday 5k includes
pizza and beer with your entry fee.
 
2014-01-20 09:03:42 AM  
I understand where this guy was coming from. I was trying to get around at 9:15 yesterday morning and the marathon traffic had closed every street in a huge area so traffic could go neither west nor south (precisely where I needed to go). There were no detours, no means of egress, no turnaround points -- and the one cop I finally stopped to ask for directions wasn't very helpful. He told me to go all the way north, go back to the highway, and make an 8-mile loop to get to a street that would eventually feed to where I was going.

HUGE pain in the ass.
 
2014-01-20 09:04:13 AM  
I encourage everybody sticking up for the guy to go hang out at a closed intersection during a marathon, for the duration of the event.  Just watch the butthurt and vitriol that come out of the kind of people who were too stupid to see all the warning/detour signs that were put up weeks in advance.  Then come back to this thread and tell us all about how you think the police trumped up those charges.
 
2014-01-20 09:06:02 AM  

Technoir: Here in Toronto, we have tons of stadiums and arenas and running/cycling tracks... So why is it every time some charity wants to have a walk/bike/marathon or whatever, they need to close down major traffic arteries for the better part of a day? Rent out a stadium or track, joo fargin' iceholes.


Suck it up.
 /// Marathoner
 
2014-01-20 09:06:41 AM  
PF Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona
 
2014-01-20 09:09:09 AM  

serial_crusher: I encourage everybody sticking up for the guy to go hang out at a closed intersection during a marathon, for the duration of the event.  Just watch the butthurt and vitriol that come out of the kind of people who were too stupid to see all the warning/detour signs that were put up weeks in advance.  Then come back to this thread and tell us all about how you think the police trumped up those charges.


This. It's not like the road closures are decided upon at the last minute. Signs are posted way in advance. Local news outlets announce what roads will be closed.

Ran a 10K in November and at one point passed a very irate man who had gotten out of his car and was screaming at a cop about the street being closed. He looked like he was about to have a stroke.
 
2014-01-20 09:16:31 AM  
Went from Scottsdale to Phoenix yesterday morning, just took the 101 to 202, around the closures. BFD.
Worse was Saturday trying to get to the Home Depot at Indian Bend with the car show going on in the parking lot.

Anyway, it was like 78 degrees yesterday, and you can't shovel sunshine.....
 
2014-01-20 09:18:16 AM  
My house used to be 'inside the marathon loop' in Austin. More than once I have been trapped either inside or outside of the loop. It is ridiculously irritating. I don't mind them blocking the intersections and using the roads (heck, I've run in a marathon in the past, it was fun), but they need to maintain _some_ way to get in and out AND the folks manning the intersections should be able to tell me where that is. Simply sending me to the next intersection to be told 'no' again is not acceptable.
 
2014-01-20 09:23:21 AM  

Technoir: Here in Toronto, we have tons of stadiums and arenas and running/cycling tracks... So why is it every time some charity wants to have a walk/bike/marathon or whatever, they need to close down major traffic arteries for the better part of a day? Rent out a stadium or track, joo fargin' iceholes.


Where is the fun have a catered training day in a stadium?
 
2014-01-20 09:26:15 AM  
As a runner myself, I admit that marathon day in the city basically cuts the municipality in half. Most people have only a vague idea when the marathon is and despite all the signs, are shocked to be reminded that for one morning until mid-afternoon, traffic will be worse than you can imagine. I thank them all for their good humour and patience.

That being said runners probably are the healthiest citizens a city can have, use fewer medical resources and unlike other sports, don't require massive tax and building permit write offs just to function.
 
2014-01-20 09:27:34 AM  
For some reason, either the police or this article decided not to share publicly what they found in his trunk, which would explain why they piled on the charges.

/if they can't share, I guess I won't either.
 
2014-01-20 09:29:30 AM  
I think all cities should offer a text messaging service that will alert residents when certain streets are going to be closed. In the event that you've managed to miss the signs, the news articles, and the tv and radio spots about the marathon, you can get a message from the municipality the evening before saying "don't drive here."
 
2014-01-20 09:37:38 AM  

Nogale: I think all cities should offer a text messaging service that will alert residents when certain streets are going to be closed. In the event that you've managed to miss the signs, the news articles, and the tv and radio spots about the marathon, you can get a message from the municipality the evening before saying "don't drive here."


Do you have any idea how many messages you would get that you just wouldn't care about?  You'd turn the thing off after 2 weeks.
Use Waze if you want routes that are updated real time taking closures into account.  I'm not sure if there's any way for the city to notify them in advance though, or if they just wait until the inevitable clusterfark happens.
 
2014-01-20 09:42:07 AM  

hardinparamedic: Prophet of Loss: What kind of gullible moron believes the word of AZ cops?

Since when do you get reckless driving and endangerment charges from voicing your displeasure?

But no. You're right. He's more than likely totally innocent, and was just coming from his local homeless shelter after a night of ministering to the sick and ill pro bono, being a trained heart surgeon and all. QED.


Those are 2 of the vaguest charges a cop can make. Always up to the officer's discretion.
 
2014-01-20 09:43:22 AM  

Nogale: serial_crusher: I encourage everybody sticking up for the guy to go hang out at a closed intersection during a marathon, for the duration of the event.  Just watch the butthurt and vitriol that come out of the kind of people who were too stupid to see all the warning/detour signs that were put up weeks in advance.  Then come back to this thread and tell us all about how you think the police trumped up those charges.

This. It's not like the road closures are decided upon at the last minute. Signs are posted way in advance. Local news outlets announce what roads will be closed.

Ran a 10K in November and at one point passed a very irate man who had gotten out of his car and was screaming at a cop about the street being closed. He looked like he was about to have a stroke.


You guys need to save your breath - if a cop came upon a guy raping a 5-year-old in the middle of the street and politely tapped him on the shoulder, the irrational cop-hating farkers around here would still be screaming about how much of a jack-booted thug the cop was.
 
2014-01-20 09:43:46 AM  
Well if the cop didn't want to take a bunch of sh*t from the public for being a candy-ass fascist, then he shouldn't have become a cop in the first place.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-20 09:44:15 AM  
Use Waze if you want routes that are updated real time taking closures into account. I'm not sure if there's any way for the city to notify them in advance though, or if they just wait until the inevitable clusterfark happens.

When I look at Google maps road closure reports, I think the map would be better off without them. Part of Route 128 has had three lanes closed for several months now. The lane closures are for part time night work, but the DOT renews the notice every day as if it were full time.

If a road is closed the status report is useful because there is no traffic to monitor. If there's a lane drop, let traffic monitoring do its thing.
 
2014-01-20 09:57:48 AM  
Some of us should subscribe to Total Fark, or this site should post ads for revenue so that they can hire some sort of administrators or "moderators" to check and correct poorly written headlines like this one.
 
2014-01-20 10:02:20 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: lelio: Thanks for adding "in the area" to the title as I would have never figured that out.

Now I'm going to verbally expression my lower back pain to my cat.

did you trip over a bunch of shiat while typing that or have a stroke or something? that has to be the most clumsy sentence I have seen on Fark in a long time.


I was wondering if it was possible for a deaf or mute person to have touretts.
 
2014-01-20 10:03:26 AM  

hardinparamedic: nulluspixiusdemonica: Prophet of Loss:  just like your too stupid for med school.

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I regularly verbally expression my too stupid for med school.

And yet, he's too intelligent to use 'you're.' And too knowledgeable to find out what the demographics of military service are in the United States police service.


Starting a sentence with "and" doesn't help your case.
 
2014-01-20 10:04:52 AM  
DRTFA, so I'll just assume he was arrested for driving while brown in Sheriff Joe's county.
 
2014-01-20 10:04:53 AM  

hardinparamedic: FTFA:He was booked on charges of reckless driving, disorderly conduct, endangerment and aggravated assault.

Oh yeah. He was just arrested for expressing his first amendment rights to that evil pig, Submitter.

You get the "Special" cookie for the day.


So he was doing 3 or more mph over the limit, raised his voice, said road closure was crap, then upset the cop with words
 
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