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Philadelphia Police Poised To Crack Down On Bicycle, Pedestrian Violations
CBS 3 Philadelphia ^ | 07.19.11 | Mike Dunn

Posted on 07/19/2011 6:42:02 AM PDT by South Hawthorne

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot.

The program, dubbed “Give Respect, Get Respect,” was launched at the beginning of May, aimed at reining in bad behavior by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Center City

Since then, some tickets, but mostly warnings have been handed out.

But Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says starting in August, more citations will be issued.

“After the first several months of doing that, we really need to pick up the enforcement side and really get serious,” she told KYW Newsradio today.

(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bicycle; philadelphia; violations
It would be nice if they'd actually use it to crack down on the mexicans who seem to believe it's their right to tear down the sidewalk, weaving between children and other pedestrians.

Of course they won't bother. It'd antagonize a valued voting bloc, just like they don't bother to use L&I to regulate the unlicensed bodegas that are popping up on every block or the unlicensed, uninsured drivers.

1 posted on 07/19/2011 6:42:10 AM PDT by South Hawthorne
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To: Owl_Eagle
go for the low-hanging fruit: unarmed, harmless, normally law-abiding individuals.

Yeah, there's a recipe for "law and order."

2 posted on 07/19/2011 6:43:20 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Under police commissioner Timoney, the bicycles, panhandlers, etc. were brought under control.

Ever since then the city has been deteriorating, shootings, aggressive panhandlers, bicycles on sidewalks.


3 posted on 07/19/2011 6:47:08 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Philadelphia officials next month plan to use more “stick” in a program that takes a carrot-and-stick approach to bad behavior by people in cars, on bicycles, and on foot.

Tasers perhaps?
4 posted on 07/19/2011 6:48:45 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: the invisib1e hand

Typical Philadelphia Cops. To afraid to go after the real criminals so they got to pad the city’s coffers by citing cyclists and pedestrians. What about the drug dealers and the murders???


5 posted on 07/19/2011 6:49:22 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: Owl_Eagle
The program, dubbed “Give Respect, Get Respect,” was launched at the beginning of May...

More like "Give Tickets, Get Money".

These tickets will be issued to solid citizens who pay tickets without a fuss. Meanwhile, whole segements of society are allowed to remain completely lawless, and the police see nothing.

6 posted on 07/19/2011 6:54:30 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Palin-o delenda est)
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>> But Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says “...we really need to pick up the enforcement side and really get serious,”

“we need the dough ‘cause we’re so broke we can’t pay attention”


7 posted on 07/19/2011 6:55:20 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Roklok

I drive the same section of the Garden State Parkway, Monday to Friday, and also Sunday morning.

The section I drive moves fast Monday to Friday. It is 70 mph in the slow lane and 85 mph in the fast lane in a 55 mph zone. Enforcement is very lax. The only way you can get a ticket is to be weaving in and out of traffic.

Sunday morning is another matter. At the time when people are driving to and from church, it is wall to wall cops. I drive an eight mile section, and I see at least five or six cars pulled over, every Sunday morning. Traffic is light and moving along at a steady 55 mph, and I see people getting pulled over for doing 60 in the middle lane.

THe difference, of course, is that during the week, you are dealing with a mixed bag of workers, students, drunks, illegals and uninsured, most of whom will either fight the ticket or ignore it altogether, causing headaches for the police. On Sunday morning, however, you are dealing with solid, middle-class churchgoers, who pay the fine without a fuss. It is much more efficient to collect money from people who pay without making a fuss.


9 posted on 07/19/2011 7:07:27 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Palin-o delenda est)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Revenue Scheme. No way do Philly Gobernment leaders have any interest brotherly love.


11 posted on 07/19/2011 7:16:03 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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Ever since then the city has been deteriorating, shootings, aggressive panhandlers, bicycles on sidewalks.

But we do have a nice, affirmative action Police Commissioner that we can all feel really good about... so, there's that...

12 posted on 07/19/2011 7:18:02 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The recent strong arm robberies in Philadelphia targeting women is dangerous and will end up in a murder. He comes from behind and puts them ( ages 25 to 75) in a chokehold while taking wallet or purse. They are in a nice neighborhood and have him on tape. He is a big black dude. They put out the discription, a dark skinned male.......yes indeed. Might be Amish


13 posted on 07/19/2011 7:18:02 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: oldironsides

bullies. they got it coming to them.


14 posted on 07/19/2011 7:25:16 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Rudy Giuliani cleaned up NYC, in part by cracking down on “quality of life” crimes. Pee on the subway, go to jail. Arrest the “squeegee men” and subway fare beaters. I forget the exact statistics, but IIRC fare beaters were responsible for over 65% of the other crimes in the city.

NYC became livable again.

15 posted on 07/19/2011 7:43:15 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Philadelphia Flash Mob 2011: The List Keeps Growing

Flash mobs are usually organized whimsical events that are meant to amuse the public. However, the teenage flash mobs of Philadelphia are out to steal, assault, and destroy.

Sometimes, the lawless acts of the flash mobs are spontaneous. Other times, they’re planned and premeditated. Below are three recent teenage flash mob crimes committed in Philadelphia in 2011.

- On June 28, about 100 or more teenagers who left a concert night committed a series of violent crimes. One of the crimes took place when a group of teens ran by a Max Brenner restaurant and snatched valuables from the patrons.

When one of the patrons ran after the thief, she was punched in the jaw and called obscene names.

Source: http://www.philly.com

- On June 25, a teenage flash mob brutally assaulted pedestrians. One of the victims was Emily Guendelsberger, an editor at The Onion, who had her leg broken.

Guendelsberger tweeted that there might have been 100 teenagers and that some of the men with her group “got pretty f***ed up.”

Molly Eichel, a Daily News writer, was with her at the time. She said “some kid just came out of nowhere and punched my friend Charlie in the face.”

Source: http://www.philly.com

- On June 23, a group of teenagers boarded a train, got off at a stop near a Sears store, entered the Sears store, and stole sneakers, socks, and watches.

The mob committed their robbery in less than four minutes. Three or four teenagers stayed outside the Sears store to act as lookouts.

Source: http://www.delcotimes.com

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/171638/20110629/philadelphia-flash-mob-2011.htm


16 posted on 07/19/2011 7:52:10 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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The most disturbing part of flash mobs is that they can happen anywhere at any time (much like the Pine Street mugger).

MOST of the crime in the city is thug on thug violence.


17 posted on 07/19/2011 9:09:57 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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It would be nice if they'd actually use it to crack down on the mexicans who seem to believe it's their right to tear down the sidewalk, weaving between children and other pedestrians.

It's all about the money. Illegals won't pay the ticket, so why write it when you can suck extra ca$$$h out of a citizen.

18 posted on 07/19/2011 10:36:08 AM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
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Yeah, that’ll work; Philadelphia is one of the most crime-ridden, sick sh*t holes in the world, but, hey, if they’d just crack down on those nasty jaywalkers...


19 posted on 07/19/2011 10:39:13 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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