In another city. Cop pulled up for jaywalking..I crossed and noticed too late that everyone else was left at the curb. The cop car pulled right up, and as the officer popped out of his car he said "Why cant you cross the street like everyone else?". I love being greeted like a child and very unprofessionally by public servants.
So, being approached in an aggressive, idiotic fashion I responded in kind on reflex I suppose. I said that it was becuz in Boston people just crossed the street as they pleased sort of as opportunity arose, sensibly of course. I added that in all my travels crossing the street had not been an issue.
He then discusses how everyone in elementary school is taught how to cross a street. I describe the environment in Boston my hometown concerning this issue briefly and with some amusement to all this.
He said he was raised in NY so "..the bs isnt going to work on me".
I responded that in NY they would indeed run one over but in Boston there were just so many students.
He has to one up and flirts that they only run you over in NY if your from NJ. Was this a serious issue or not? Annoying.
Then this home bum guy spare changing has to join in to try to diffuse the situation basically. Saying he was doing me a favor and all this kiss ass bs.
Then he runs my ID. He then writes my info down in a little pad he owns. I ask what is he doing with my info -to make sure he isnt a stalker (or a very careless perp).
The homeless guy says something and the officer says have a nice day and leaves.
The homebum then states that the officer saw him jaywalk just seconds before and that I was probably pulled over for such a thing due to the fact that I was an attractive female and that street was known for prostituion. He was hoping to get me on some warrants or whatever he could get.
The problem is that I was crossing with a group and it was obvious I was not aquainted with the laws as I broke from the sheep herd to make my way across the street..I wasnt alone to start with.
He then informed me not to walk on this particular street as I would be harassed and ID checked repeatedly by police due to the way I look and them trying to get anyone on anything.
I informed him if that happens that I would march my ass down to thier seargent as well as internal affairs and stop that activity from happening.
Another example of some peoples sick idea of fun due to thier power position, their misplaced hunting instincts and aggression as well as thier perception that certain people are weak and easily victimized.
What uspet me most about it was not the easily remedied unprofessional way I was approached and handled, but the fact that when I look at all the lives of the real criminals that were in my life, what they got away with..what they still get away with and how many of them, including my own family members, were protected and even rewarded in some cases, and I, having to live in the street and on the road..
it just seems pretty unfair. That I have to be sighted to follow rules this closely and seem always harassed for doing very little yet other people have gotten away with not having to follow any laws at all.
OLNICK did not seem to have to follow any laws even though they were filtering HUD money. Nor did the people in my life who were my intimates who were criminals.
Yet I live houseless, and get harassed for jay walking in a disrespectful unprofessoinal manner.
I hope that cop did NOT know who I was. I can only hope for his sake that he thought I was just another shapely poor female who does not know what her rights are who can be treated like a child and flirted with....