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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Must be a slow crime day

Early today, Wednesday, five people were ticketed for jaywalking in Center Grove. A cop on a motorcycle, a new guy it seems, sat at the intersection of Grand, McFarlane and Main Highway, right in the center of town - and he handed out jaywalking tickets to locals who crossed against the light.

There is so much wrong with this, don't City of Miami Police have better things to do? First off, the Grove is a war zone these days and we're lucky to be able to find a place to cross the street anywhere. Secondly, it might be against the law to jaywalk, but is this necessary? And then again, there is no one coming here to park and receive parking citations or pay for parking and the booting has stopped, so the I guess the city needs to get revenue somewhere now.

But maybe not this way. Seems that this cop's superior showed up, cursed him out and the nonsense was over with just as soon as it started.

By the way, people are still stuck with the tickets - it costs $77.00 if you get caught jaywalking in the Grove.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is a great idea. People jaywalking around all the construction and crazy traffic are an accident waiting to happen. I wish there was a policeman in the corner of Grand and Mary St. Half the time people do not pay attention to the full stop sign that is on Grand Ave. They think they have to stop only when pedestrian are on the crosswalk. There really should be a cop there.

November 28, 2018 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Miami Police paid the city 20% of the money they make in illegal and criminal activity then we would have a budget surplus. In other words we should be happy he was not committing racketeering.

November 28, 2018 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more cross walks and some of the zebra crossings are too far based on the type of neighborhood we are.

November 28, 2018 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Dexter said...

The irony of all this, is that the cop blocked the sidewalk by the crosswalk with his motorcycle!

November 28, 2018 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Claudia de Oliveira said...

This is a joke, right?
Whomever agrees with giving "jaywalking" tickets around the Grove these days is simply deranged!
We barely have sidewalks left and now we are not allowed to walk around?
I guess cars, gas and pollution are MORE important than human beings....

November 28, 2018 10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several years ago two motorcycle officers were blending in with a marble pillar passing out tickets for jay walking in Coral Gables. I inquired. They asked me to stand a while. In about 10 minutes, I was impressed, five, that's 5 elderly folks simply walked into traffic. The officers told me the elderly would spread the word throughout the Coral Gables elderly community the entire weekend and perhaps safe some folks pain, suffering and perhaps death. I hope none of your friends or family jay walk and suffer.

November 29, 2018 6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jaywalking isn't really the right term. I was in my car with a green light for me and two fellows started walking across the street blocking a long line of cars from proceeding with the green light. These guys thought nothing of blocking many cars so I was happy to see the cop give them tickets. Be a little polite and you won't get a ticket.

November 29, 2018 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you take a second to notice as anon 9:00 AM did you'll become aware of basic human nature. People who know they have authority and power and people who don't. Several years ago before the law and those signs gave folks who weigh 165 pounds with that undeniable smirk on their faces, those who pushed their children by the scuff of their necks into oncoming traffic to now stop a 4,000 pound vehicle in its tracks - - - - are now in control. And we have all seen this illustrated in their glance!

November 29, 2018 3:53 PM  
Blogger windphanatic said...

Well done! The same way cars have to respect the laws so do pedestrians and cyclists. It is in everyone's best interest.

November 30, 2018 9:54 AM  
Blogger Spamtasticus said...

I think that cop needs to move around the rest of the grove and ticket the people walking on the street where there are sidewalks or swales. Over the last few years I have come close to killing entire families several times because fools walk on the street at night or just behind blind corners. I know we dont have sidewalks everywhere but I assure you that Neutonian phisics does not care if you think you are entitled to walk on the street.

December 26, 2018 9:59 AM  

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