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Works Both Ways

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 08:46AM
Motor Officer at 7th/Broadway Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Over the past few months LAPD has had a great habit of staking officers out at intersections, issuing tickets to those careless enough to cross once the light has started flashing. Though there may be good reason for this, it has still always felt a little unfair to me, given the number of vehicles routinely breaking traffic laws Downtown.

That's why it's been a bit rewarding to see motor officers sitting at the corner of 7th and Broadway each of the last two days, (presumably) waiting to ticket those who would run the light. I'd much rather see them there when traffic's heavy in the afternoon, rather than sitting around when it's light at 8am, but I guess it's a start.

Why, though, are these Sheriff's deputies instead of LAPD?


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