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Cape May / Philadelphia
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As a police officer, I was frightened watching a Cape May city officer driving across the Washington Street Mall crosswalk area via Ocean Street to an emergency July 29 around 2:30 p.m. The officer had the vehicle's emergency lights and sirens activated, but did not brake at all while traveling at a high rate of speed through that area. There was a large crowd of pedestrians and bicyclists in and around the intersection at the time. There was also a trolley pulled to the shoulder, blocking the view of pedestrians waiting to cross. No emergency is worth killing someone to get to.
Publication date: 
8/6/2014
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Suzanne Taylor's picture
Suzanne Taylor
- Cape May, New Jersey

My good sir or madam,are you at all aware of the amount of jay walking,milling around and plain old walking out into traffic that goes on at that intersection.I have watched these idiots step in front of 2000 pound horses while the horse was moving toward them.I have watched them step in front of moving traffic without a care in the world.I think the cape may police are well aware these la de das wouldn't bother getting out of their way either.And actually I have watched these idiots slow emergency vehicles down.If my momma needed the police,i would want him to get there asap.To wait for every tom dick and harry to cross when he's not supposed to, might just kill someone waiting for help.Spend some time at that corner before pointing a finger at your fellow officers.

Janet Rich Klecz's picture
Janet Rich Klecz
- New York, New York

Well said Suzanne, and you should know.