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Old 08-29-14, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
this case proves law enforcement professionals should not be using this technology while driving as well as civilians texting and driving. any one of us could have been in olin's place and
many of us probably have been but were lucky enough to be noticed in time to avoid a collision and don't even know it.
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Old 08-30-14, 03:40 AM
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and i have to wonder, if this law professional felt comfortable enough to use this technology on a road he was obviously familiar with on that fateful day, how often
does he or any like officer perform the same action? it wasn't his first time interacting with the onboard computer while driving on a road without perfect sightlines.
likewise doubtful that he's the only one with these habits/behaviors. really scary and a surprise that more of us haven't been hit by law enforcement.
i also have to wonder if the outcome would have been the same if he had hit a jogger mom pushing a sporting 3-wheel stroller in the same lane and killed either child or mother.
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Old 08-30-14, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
I support a written change to the operations manual they use that requires they pull to the side of the damn road and stop, to read and enter data.
just not in the bike lane ; )
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
and i have to wonder, if this law professional felt comfortable enough to use this technology on a road he was obviously familiar with on that fateful day, how often
does he or any like officer perform the same action? it wasn't his first time interacting with the onboard computer while driving on a road without perfect sightlines.
likewise doubtful that he's the only one with these habits/behaviors. really scary and a surprise that more of us haven't been hit by law enforcement.
i also have to wonder if the outcome would have been the same if he had hit a jogger mom pushing a sporting 3-wheel stroller in the same lane and killed either child or mother.
Years ago when they started using MCTs, there was an issue with SDPD or SO officers crashing their cars. I remember one of them testing a HUD. I wonder what happened and why they never implemented it.
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Here’s how to contact the DA’s office to express your outrage, courtesy of the LACBC. And if you’re not outraged, you should be.
1. E-Mail: webmail@da.lacounty.gov, bcc: info@la-bike.org
2. Snail mail to:
District Attorney’s Office
County of Los Angeles
210 West Temple Street, Suite 18000
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3210
3. Phone: (213) 974-3512
4. Twitter: @LADAoffice

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Old 09-18-14, 06:28 AM
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Thank you, Alice. I suggest that anyone who writes to the links Alice posted refer to the link I posted earlier, and repeat here; http://www.scribd.com/doc/237940150/...st-Milton-Olin.

When expressing our outrage we should cite this document for it's egregious omissions and spin. As an example, in the first two paragraphs under "Factual Analysis", it is stated that officer Wood reported "Code 4" (call complete-returning to patrol) before leaving the school. The text he was responding to was from a fellow officer; "You C4 bro?".

Excuse me? He said he was, and those who needed to know, knew it. Was he responding to an official inquiry? Was it really work related? "Bro?!?!?"

There are many more things wrong with this document, and we need to let these people know that.

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