By Anonymous - 12/05/2009 18:29 - United States
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You shouldn't feel bad about enforcing the law, and you should definitely tell your boss what happened.
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I know most people aren't going to like this, but Fuck The Police! All they do is give you tickets, they don't 'protect you' from anything. Even if you call them in an emergency the emergency will be long over by the time they get there. All they care about is filing their quota and making sure you don't get any where on time. Only useful coppers is SWAT.
Point of order - police provide an orderly means of reporting crimes and gathering evidence for trial. Without the police, people would enforce the laws on their own, usually with fatal results to the perpetrators. IOW, the police protect criminals from the wrath of the law-abiding.
#3, since like forever in California anyway. Many other states as well. The law is there mostly because it's hazardous to pedestrians in large metropolitan areas (read: downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose)... It's why we have bike lanes in metropolitan areas. Who wants to get mowed down by a fast bicycle while walking down the sidewalk?
what kind of rule is no bikes on sidewalks anyway? where else are kids supposed to ride their bikes? isnt it too dangerous on the street?
Kids are supposed to ride their bike in residential areas or other areas with little traffic. Then it is also not dangerous for them to cycle on the street. In areas with more traffic they are not supposed to ride at all without adults. After all they don't really know traffic rules. That was already the rule when I grew up and I grew up in a time when there pretty much were no rules or at least they were not checked upon. Hell, I got drunk the first time when I was 15 because no waitress saw a problem with selling wine and sangria to a girl that looked young enough to use public transport for free for which you had to be below 13.