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Old 02-18-12, 07:02 PM
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Santa Ana PD tickets cyclist

Friday night in the Artsy District of Santa Ana, a person on riding his bike was ticketed because he should have been walking his bike. Perhaps just a warning would of sufficed? It sort of ticked me off, because of the recent cyclist muggings on the SART. The two officers who ticketed the guy were on HORSES and sort of looked like dudes from the 7th cavalry in full regalia. What posers!
Perhaps they would have been better served on bicycles, cause the expense of horse maintenance.....one officer look quite fat, poor horse.
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Old 02-18-12, 07:43 PM
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Was he on the sidewalk? If so, were there signs? If there were they were in the right. A lot of "art districts" and what not have no cycling signs for the safety of the pedestrians.

Also, if there were signs and he was given a ticket, the cyclist was clearly in the wrong and has absolutely has nothing to do with the SART muggings.

On the other hand, if there were no signs and he wasn't on the sidewalk—DAMN THOSE COPS!!!!

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Old 02-18-12, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by LOGICK ONE
Was he on the sidewalk? If so, were there signs? If there were they were in the right. A lot of "art districts" and what not have no cycling signs for the safety of the pedestrians.

Also, if there were signs and he was given a ticket, the cyclist was clearly in the wrong and has absolutely has nothing to do with the SART muggings.

On the other hand, if there were no signs and he wasn't on the sidewalk—DAMN THOSE COPS!!!!
I did not see signs, it was in the evening, just bugged the heck out of me. IMO, just give him warning! And get those fatso's off the horses and put them on bikes, makes alot of $ sense to me. Just seemed like they were on the horses to pose.

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Maybe the cops are selling stolen bikes to finance the horses?
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Perhaps these cops should be patrolling the SART on their horses!
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Maybe the cops are selling stolen bikes to finance the horses?
That's funny.

I've only seen NBPD do this. The tickets, not the horses.
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Old 02-18-12, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mjsocal
That's funny.

I've only seen NBPD do this. The tickets, not the horses.
I really wanted to say something like, "Dont you got nothing better to do like catch a mugger on the SART" But my wife collared me.
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Old 02-18-12, 11:47 PM
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The officers provide their own horses. They probably patrol where their supervisor tells them to.
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Originally Posted by GP
The officers provide their own horses. They probably patrol where their supervisor tells them to.
Yah! Buzz Kill! I wonder who picks up the apples!
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I'm glad you have a wife to collar you, for your and all our sakes.
Your righteous indignation will not win us any friends among the SAPD:
~This has NOTHING to do with the recent SART muggings.
~The recent SART muggings do not give us cyclists license to flaunt laws and inconvenience innocent motorists in Santa Ana who also had nothing to do with the recent SART muggings.
~The weight of the citing officers has NOTHING to do with either the SART muggings, or the guilt or innocence of the violating cyclist.
~What are the specifics? Should the cyclist have been walking his bike because he was in a crosswalk? Or because he was drunk? Or because of generally douchy riding?
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Old 02-19-12, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
I'm glad you have a wife to collar you, for your and all our sakes.
Your righteous indignation will not win us any friends among the SAPD:
~This has NOTHING to do with the recent SART muggings.
~The recent SART muggings do not give us cyclists license to flaunt laws and inconvenience innocent motorists in Santa Ana who also had nothing to do with the recent SART muggings.
~The weight of the citing officers has NOTHING to do with either the SART muggings, or the guilt or innocence of the violating cyclist.
~What are the specifics? Should the cyclist have been walking his bike because he was in a crosswalk? Or because he was drunk? Or because of generally douchy riding?
The "cyclist" was really just a person on a beach cruiser, getting from here to there. The area is sort of a plaza type setting, it was not crowded. No, he was not drunk. And of course I know it has nothing to do with the recent SART muggings. However, it seemed to me, that the SAPD should concentrate on real crime, rather than ticket a person on a bike for something really minor, IMO.
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All police departments I know of are responsible for traffic enforcement, most do parking enforcement too, in addition to regular crime/violent crime. Check the area again and see if there really are signs prohibiting bicycle riding, the City's municipal code to make sure it doesn't prohibit bikes on sidewalks unless specifically allowed, or if bicycle riding is prohibited in the 'plaza' area. Also, was there a special event going on on Friday evening where they prohibited bicycles for the duration of the event?; cops on horses kinda lead me to believe that might be the situation.
 
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Originally Posted by Jan Feetz
The "cyclist" was really just a person on a beach cruiser, getting from here to there. The area is sort of a plaza type setting, it was not crowded. No, he was not drunk. And of course I know it has nothing to do with the recent SART muggings. However, it seemed to me, that the SAPD should concentrate on real crime, rather than ticket a person on a bike for something really minor, IMO.
Provided the cyclist was in the wrong, it's no different than getting a ticket for jaywalking. I wish the police would issue more tickets for minor things like talking on the phone while driving.
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Originally Posted by Jan Feetz
I did not see signs, it was in the evening, just bugged the heck out of me. IMO, just give him warning! And get those fatso's off the horses and put them on bikes, makes alot of $ sense to me. Just seemed like they were on the horses to pose.
MANY (not all) PD's have reserves on horseback. They make $1/year.
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Originally Posted by CbadRider
Provided the cyclist was in the wrong, it's no different than getting a ticket for jaywalking. I wish the police would issue more tickets for minor things like talking on the phone while driving.
It's easier to get a cyclist for no lights, etc. Than a driver on a phone.
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Was this on the promenade near 4th street by the Gypsy Den Cafe? Lots of pedestrian traffic there and it is clearly a sidewalk.
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Originally Posted by CbadRider
I wish the police would issue more tickets for minor things like talking on the phone while driving.
Nice!
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Originally Posted by LOGICK ONE
It's easier to get a cyclist for no lights, etc. Than a driver on a phone.
that all depends on who the cyclist is and where they are at

the op is a victicrat

too bad for them
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Originally Posted by CritEastwood
that all depends on who the cyclist is and where they are at

the op is a victicrat

too bad for them
So if the SAPD patrolled the "mugger section' of the SART, they could keep us safe AND ticket us for going faster than the posted speed limit of 10 mph! Looks like a win/win to me!
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