June 9th, 2008

Crosswalk Stings

Chicago police are running crosswalk stings.

Basically, a cop in plainclothes steps into a crosswalk at a busy intersection.  If a driver doesn't stop, he or she gets a warning.

Sounds dangerous for the officer, and needlessly complicated.

Why bother with the plainclothes?  I bet plenty of people won't even stop for a uniformed police officer who is trying to cross the street!

Some drivers are in such a hurry
pedestrians have to scurry.