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Sun Jul 26, 2015, 10:00 AM

Changing Lanes (cartoon)





http://www.truthdig.com/cartoon/item/sandra_bland_20150725



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 10:03 AM

1. Great cartoon

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 11:13 AM

2. So true.

 

I try to be super-conscientious, and sometimes find myself signaling as I turn out of my driveway onto a rural gravel road. Yet even I, with all this proper intent, also sometimes change a lane without a signal by mistake.

Sandra Bland's life mattered. Finding the truth about her death matters. Stopping the over-policing of all America, and particularly Black America matters very very urgently.

-app

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Response to appal_jack (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 01:03 PM

4. Everyone forgets now and then, I even occasionally do but the point its still a law and its

meant for the safety of everyone on the road.
If you fail to signal that your changing lanes eventually it could very cause an accident and its a bad habit to get into.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 01:37 PM

7. No, the point is to excuse that cop's behavior. Not saying that's your point.

But that's the point of the majority of people pointing it out. The fact is most people don't get pulled over when they fail to signal changing lanes.

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Response to kcr (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 03:11 PM

8. Most dont sure but thats generally because there isnt a cop around to do the pulling over. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 04:22 PM

9. No, it's generally because when there is a cop around, they don't pull people over for that.

When you see cops on the side of the road, do you think they're checking for people not using their turn signal?

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Response to kcr (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 05:04 PM

10. In my area? No, they want the speeders for the $$$

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 05:19 PM

11. Yep. That's pretty common most places.

That's where the money is. It isn't worth it to waste the time to go around searching for minor infractions like that and pulling people over. It just wouldn't yield much. If someone gets pulled over for something like a lane change it was either because the cop was bored or they were looking for a reason to harass the person.

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Response to kcr (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 08:40 PM

12. Right thats largely true but its a law thats on the books and its a good law to enforce.

Hell I would rather see them enforcing it than busting some kids for some pot because some of the people around here just are freaking dangerous behind the wheel with the way they weave in and out of traffic without using their turn signals.

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Response to kcr (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:13 PM

16. No what is happening is that it is diverting attention from his actions.

He had every right to stop her for not signalling, it didn't appear she signaled when she turned onto the road either. But all this conversation about whether he should have stopped her, or not, just diverts the attention away from his actions after he had her stopped. Maybe most don't get stopped for failure to signal but it is illegal and he had a right to stop her, continuing this argument is just a diversion.

The problem is what happened after the stop and how a person getting a warning ticket for not signaling ends up in jail for three days and even if she did commit suicide which is doubtful, why was there material in her cell that allowed her to do so. That needs to be the focus.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 01:01 PM

3. I can't keep count of how many times I've seen police change lanes without a signal.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 01:13 PM

5. And wrecker drivers

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 01:18 PM

6. yeah especially

if we kill them all afterwards.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:20 AM

13. That's also what the roads would look like

if they killed everyone who ever violated a traffic rule.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:40 AM

14. Great for the prison-industrial complex, though...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:49 PM

15. She wasn't arrested for failing to signal a lane change.

 

There are important points to be made, but this is not one of them.

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