By Anonymous - 12/05/2009 18:29 - United States

Today, my boss in my police dept. told me to start enforcing the "no bikes on sidewalks" law which we usually ignore. I pulled up behind the first person I saw riding a bike on a sidewalk and flashed my lights. It turned out to be a boy with down syndrome who was so upset he cried and peed. FML
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wow, that really sucks. its not your fault at all, how were you to know that the kid had down syndrome? You were just doing your job. Don't worry about it man

You shouldn't feel bad about enforcing the law, and you should definitely tell your boss what happened.

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fuck cops, pieces of shit

fuck cops, pieces of shit

Yeah, fuck the people who keep us safe and bravely stand in the face of criminals' bullets while the rest of us run like little bitches. Our lives would be so much better amidst total anarchy.

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.

since when can you not ride bikes on sidewalks!?

#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?

really? i live in Sac, and I ride on the sidewalk half of the time (then again, there's barely even sidewalk here... so I don't think they care...)

just because you do it doesn't make it legal :-(

man it's such a stupid law, it's far more dangerous to get hit by a car while on a bike than get hit by a bike while walking... I know about the bike lanes, but they aren't everywhere which just makes cycling dangerous... I hate cyclists...

I agree. I especially hate it when bikes decide they are like cars and bike in the middle of your lane in front of you... it causes alot less damage fr a pedestrian getting run over by a bike than a cyclist getting run over by a car

248, bikes are legally allowed to behave like cars, at least in Ohio, and have all the rights associated with vehicles, please don't complain about people expressing their rights, you might get someone killed.

No I wouldn't want to get mowed down by a fast bike while walking, BUT I personally think it would be waaaayyy worse to get mowed down by a fast CAR while cycling!!! Who agrees?

Yuu are stupid reread the context of @248 post.

Its the same in washington. As long as you can go the same speed at least.

Who wants to get mowed down by a car in the bike lanes? That's why I ride on the sidewalks. The cops here in Chicagoburbia don't care.

Yeah, thats not a problem..

wow, that really sucks. its not your fault at all, how were you to know that the kid had down syndrome? You were just doing your job. Don't worry about it man

Sorry to hear that. You were doing your job but there are some times where you have to let things go. You didnt' know beforehand so fair enough. This isn't a FML or a YDI, you were doing your job.

Yeahh this isnt a problem. move along

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?

if it's too dangerous on the street for them, maybe they should just not ride instead of endangering pedestrians. it's "side WALK"

Your an ideot

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.

said the person who doesn't know how to spell "idiot"

#2 theres a bike lane for a reason and you should tell your boss. its not your fault for upholding the law as long as its a fair law

Now if the pee were to get on you, I would say - hey, there's a good story for my website! Good thing though, cuz that would be gross. And very sad.

Oh Dang eh? I guess it's not really your fault. How were you to know?