It’s a crime many people admit doing and now, California state lawmakers have voted to legalize crossing the street mid-block if no cars are around.
The bill’s author, Assembly member Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), says jaywalking tickets have become a way for police to unfairly target minorities.
While I admit to doing it myself and I think having to walk a half a block to cross a street is unnecessary when I have more than enough room and time to cross where I'm at, using the racist excuse is just plain stupid.
Crossing in the middle of the block isn't a big deal. Democrats are amending the law because they think: A) minorities are too lazy to walk to the end of the block, or B) minorities are too stupid to find a cross walk. Which is it the racist Dems think?ReplyDelete
no more tickets for jaywalking is fine. BUT, you have to offset that with no more liability for turning the slow/stupid ones into roadstripes. fair is fair right ?ReplyDelete
You can repeal the law, but not the Laws of Physics.Delete
Voting to keep governot Nuisance to make sure he is not replaced by a BLACK guy of course is not racist at all.ReplyDelete
I think the real question with the recall is how many ballots were not legitimate -- and how many legitimate votes were suppressed. The United States is a banana republic at this point.Delete
There was a report many years ago that 80% of pedestrian deaths in California occurred in crosswalks.ReplyDelete
Up until the 60's, jay walking was legal in Boston, and Bostonians were famous for it.
It would be ironic if Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) was disproportionately targeted for a beat down and robbery on the streets of San Francisco by a disadvantaged member of the African American community who had jaywalked to get to him.ReplyDelete
New speed bump in 3...2...1...ReplyDelete
***“The people who are getting cited are disproportionately African American,”*** Maybe it's because most J-Walkers are Melanin rich, kinky haired, flat nosed knuckle-draggers who just lifted $700 worth of Razor-Bump removal cream and pomade hair conditioner from Walgreens.ReplyDelete
I have a feeling that this comes from the fact that the microaggression crowd thinks that walk signs are racist because the white man is go and the orange/brown hand is stop. Someone told me that and I honestly thought they were joking, but they weren't.ReplyDelete
I really have not thought about it since I do not walk in a city. If I had to cross the street, I would do it safely - which means no cars coming at me regardless of whether I am in a crosswalk or not. I do not place my safety in rules, but common sense. When I ride a bicycle, I ride opposing traffic. If I need to get out of the way of some idiot not paying attention, I can. In my opinion, bicyclists are no different from pedestrians when compared to cars and trucks.ReplyDelete
I commute past the local navy base & adjoining shipyard; it ain’t just the excess melanin crowd that does it, & it isn’t restricted to just one age demographic. At least in my locale the majority of the yardies are 50+ & predominantly white, the sailors are under 25 & predominantly black or latino. The shipyard workers are especially notorious for jaywalking & also for rushing out into the crosswalk to cross while vehicles are moving in the intersection. More than once I’ve seen a sailor or yard worker who is staring at their phone walk into the side of a moving vehicle, never bothering to glance up to see if it’s safe to cross. They all just assume everyone will stop for them no matter what.ReplyDelete
Cool years ago crosswalks were put in to protect pedestrians and give them an opportunity to cross the road safely. Great idea. Today with people texting while driving plus making it legal to J walk we will get rid of even more assholes. Me, I'll go to the crosswalk.ReplyDelete
Provide black stripes, that way we won't be forced to walk on white. Problem solved!ReplyDelete
"using the racist excuse is just plain stupid"ReplyDelete
Explaining to a Karen on a throne, behind her army of just following orders, that her law is stupid (because it's stupid), has always yielded spectacular results.
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Yep, that actually happened to a real media outlet.
San Francisco has a big problem with pedestrians getting run over. It will be an even bigger problem.ReplyDelete