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02-26-2009, 10:41 AM   #1
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What is our world coming to

This is pure stupidity. This guy should get a medal but read the article to see what he really got.

Injured good Samaritan ticketed for jaywalking

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Silly cop! No donut!

The guy is a hero and should get a medal...

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sorry to disagree.

if he had rushed out to push them out of the way, I would agree with you, but he was actively involved with helping them cross where evidently they should not have been, and only pushed them out of the way of the truck when he realized they would all be hit.

he would have really been a hero if he was beaten over the head with their purses, trying to stop them from crossing where they should not have been,
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
sorry to disagree.

if he had rushed out to push them out of the way, I would agree with you, but he was actively involved with helping them cross where evidently they should not have been, and only pushed them out of the way of the truck when he realized they would all be hit.

he would have really been a hero if he was beaten over the head with their purses, trying to stop them from crossing where they should not have been,
Agreed 100%.

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Making a prediction before reading. This happened in California or Washington state.
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Ok, I was wrong, but not far off.
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The thing that is mystifying about this is not that the bus driver and passenger helping the ladies jaywalk in the snow got tickets, but that the two ladies didn't get ticketed as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mithrandir Quote
The thing that is mystifying about this is not that the bus driver and passenger helping the ladies jaywalk in the snow got tickets, but that the two ladies didn't get ticketed as well.
they might not have been in the way of the truck at the time of the incident.

It's only jaywalking if you interfere with traffic. Clearly the bus driver did, he got hit, but the ladies may not have.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Hey Elwood Quote
This is pure stupidity. This guy should get a medal but (snip)
As others have said, jaywalking by the four (the two men and two elderly women) is what contributed to the accident - won't have happened if they weren't there. Why should a jaywalker get a medal after actually contributing to an accident?

If anything, I wonder why the pickup driver was cited. How was he careless when the people weren't supposed to be there in the first place? Sadly, the story doesn't say enough to provide an answer.

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