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    Dear lord. Fuck this country. Jaywalking tickets? This is what we're paying cops to do?

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    In Los Angeles County, you absolutely have to pay. There's a whole thing going on now where they are giving tickets to everyone that start walking when there is a countdown. it fucking sucks, but it's "The law." They've been setting up stings in downtown L.A. for months and ticketing hundreds of people a day sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBlank View Post
    Dear lord. Fuck this country. Jaywalking tickets? This is what we're paying cops to do?
    It's become a huge issue in downtown LA. Police are ticketing people for stepping into the crosswalk if only the countdown ticker is on, and apparently also their rationale falls along the line of victim-blaming fucking pedestrians for deaths/accidents that occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    It's become a huge issue in downtown LA. Police are ticketing people for stepping into the crosswalk if only the countdown ticker is on, and apparently also their rationale falls along the line of victim-blaming fucking pedestrians for deaths/accidents that occur.
    I actually knew that. Part of me feels like if you get hit by a car as a pedestrian- unless you're literally standing on the sidewalk and a car comes and crashes into you, its your fault. Or if you're in the crosswalk legally. I don't need a cop giving me a ticket for crossing the fucking street illegally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBlank View Post
    I actually knew that. Part of me feels like if you get hit by a car as a pedestrian- unless you're literally standing on the sidewalk and a car comes and crashes into you, its your fault. Or if you're in the crosswalk legally. I don't need a cop giving me a ticket for crossing the fucking street illegally.
    Yeah, if you aren't wearing a bright red stop sign jumpsuit when you're out walking and carrying your own flashing stop signs, it's definitely your fucking fault if a car doesn't slow down and hits you. Can't jump out of the way of a moving vehicle fast enough? Tough fucking luck.

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    And getting a ticket when you are crossing the street when there are no cars in sight and it is clearly 16 seconds until the light turns red is fucking garbage.
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    good luck! Just read the language of the vehicle code that you were cited for and if you feel like you were clearly in the right, use trial by declaration. if you feel like there's more gray area, request the court trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Yeah, if you aren't wearing a bright red stop sign jumpsuit when you're out walking and carrying your own flashing stop signs, it's definitely your fucking fault if a car doesn't slow down and hits you. Can't jump out of the way of a moving vehicle fast enough? Tough fucking luck.
    What i'm saying is don't be a retard and jump into the way of a moving vehicle. Only cross the street when it's clear and a car isn't going to hit you. If you step into the middle of the street when there are moving cars, you're an idiot and you deserve to get hit..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBlank View Post
    What i'm saying is don't be a retard and jump into the way of a moving vehicle. Only cross the street when it's clear and a car isn't going to hit you. If you step into the middle of the street when there are moving cars, you're an idiot and you deserve to get hit..
    This clarification is different than the below victim blaming:

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBlank View Post
    Part of me feels like if you get hit by a car as a pedestrian- unless you're literally standing on the sidewalk and a car comes and crashes into you, its your fault. Or if you're in the crosswalk legally.

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    words got mixed around. If you jump into traffic you deserve to get hit. Don't be a dumbass.

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    I could definitely see why they ticket people in LA, but being in small town Palm Desert it's just bullshit. Ahh and it's not like i crossed during oncoming traffic. I used the crosswalk and walked during the designated time, but just because I was on my lunch break and in a rush, I forgot to push the button.

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    The other day I was driving through a parking area and I was passing a parked cube van, and a guy walked right out in front of my car from in front of the truck as I passed, and I ran right into him. He was carrying a bag of sand on his shoulder and didn't even look, and I couldn't stop in time. I jumped out and he immediately got up and said he was fine and unhurt, I asked if he was ok and did he need help, and his boss came around and yelled at the kid for walking in front of my car, telling me it wasn't my fault and he was fine and that the kid was still drunk ( it was 730 am ). I drove away thinking the boss just didn't want a workers compensation injury on the company record, with some drunk kid on the job, and I've been imagining this kid waking up the next day covered in bruises and in pain and having to suck it up but they insisted I go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBlank View Post
    words got mixed around. If you jump into traffic you deserve to get hit. Don't be a dumbass.
    this is the english way or so i've been told

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    Me and a friend both got Jaywalking tickets for crossing a one lane one way street with no cars around at all (except the hidden cop) at like 1 am last year. That was the biggest bullshit thing ever. Still haven't been back to Long Beach since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unit300021 View Post
    Me and a friend both got Jaywalking tickets for crossing a one lane one way street with no cars around at all (except the hidden cop) at like 1 am last year. That was the biggest bullshit thing ever. Still haven't been back to Long Beach since.
    Yeah that fucking sucks. I don't understand it.


    So you guys, based on the information I gave you, do you think I should try and fight it? Or would it be a waste of time and energy having to go to the god awful Indio court house?

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    I think it's worth fighting as long as you have the time to. What's the worst thing that will happen? They still make you pay the ticket.
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    Honestly, I think it's a waste of time.
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    Fight it, if you can do it without significant expense. You seem to have a pretty decent set of facts on your side. You crossed at a crosswalk at the designated time.
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    CA Law states that if you start walking at any other time other than when the green walk man is displayed, then you are breaking the law. I also got a ticket for walking with a green light and red hand, when I was in high school. In Burbank. Luckily at that time the judge let me off with a warning - but I still had to take half the day of of school to waste my time going to court.
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    What did the cop write on the ticket? Like was there a specific traffic code reference?
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    Yeah that fucking sucks. I don't understand it.
    What don't you get? The cops no longer work for us, the ones who pay their salaries, their job is to make money for the city by screwing its residents. It's pretty goddamn clear, isn't it? Budgets have been cut and it's easy money writing bullshit tickets.

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    BLAME THE TEA PARTY
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    Budgets are always cut in the same places.

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    I'm really sorry about your loss, Wes.

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    I'm sorry, Wes. Losing a parent figure is so hard and then to add on all the bureaucracy is excruciating. I hope you have a good support network, and I'm sure you will do your dad proud with your eulogy.

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    wes, i am so sorry to hear. my thoughts are with you and your family.
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    Sorry for your loss, Wes.

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    Thanks guys, I'm getting through it. Now, I think it might be too lengthy, AND I just received waaaay too much text from my sister to squeeze in. I guess if I have too much, I don't have to necessarily say it in front of everyone. The thoughts are what matter and I can always save them for private conversations or just memories.
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