Exercising Authority

2004-09-17 12:48:00 +0000

Image: Keeping the peace, one intersection at a time

I donʼt particularly enjoy being frustrated with the police.

I was standing at the Baja Fresh corner (northwest), and I wanted to cross Guadalupe. I waited for my walking man to light up so I could be a good citizen and cross when it was my turn. Just as the Guadalupe traffic light was turning amber, this police cruiser pulled up, intending to make a left turn onto 21st Street. The light turned red, and the police car was sitting in the middle of my crosswalk. Those officers looked oblivious, too.

I was so unhappy about having to walk around the car that I took a picture as soon as I got to the other side of the street.