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    Quote Originally Posted by grommet View Post
    I'm sorry to say that in my experience, a police officer would say something like that. Police officers often don't know the laws. They base their understandings on what other cops have told them who learned the same way or they use their own idea of common sense to decide what a law probably is. They are wrong so many times.
    Yeah, I guess you're right, as I'm sure there are quite a few Police Officers who don't bother to keep up on laws like they should.

    Quote Originally Posted by grommet View Post
    Breaks my heart when I see things like that. A police officer has been sitting in his car blocking a curbramp while doing a radar gun speed trap. He parks right in it. I waited 13 years for the city to build that ramp, it's only a few months old. I look him right in the eyes as I come, wearing my dayglo safety vest and carrying groceries. A couple of time he has backed up a little so I didn't have to go into the street.

    Before anyone suggests it, it wouldn't do any good to report it so I'm not going to. Breaks my heart though.
    No offense, but next time instead of just looking him in the eyes why don't you roll over to him and politely ask him to move his car? Then you can explain to him that you've been waiting for that ramp to be built for so long and now you're unable to use it because he is blocking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DestinationUnknown View Post
    Yeah, I guess you're right, as I'm sure there are quite a few Police Officers who don't bother to keep up on laws like they should.



    No offense, but next time instead of just looking him in the eyes why don't you roll over to him and politely ask him to move his car? Then you can explain to him that you've been waiting for that ramp to be built for so long and now you're unable to use it because he is blocking it.
    No offense taken, I .. I just feel kind of hopeless trying to get people to understand about access. I've fought for so long I don't have much heart for it anymore. My burnout is probably from the mistake of taking blocked access personally. I need to learn how to take it less personally and see it as any struggle that will happen slowly over time. It is very hard though to see a police officer not care. I used to have such faith in them.

    I have a friend with a disabling stutter. It's quite serious and it can take him a long time to speak a few sentences. One day he told me that he appreciated that I never interrupted him or finished his sentences for him, most people would. It wasn't hard for me to figure out. A couple of days ago a friend with CP literally spit in my eye, while talking. It's gross to have some one's spit in your eye, but it's his CP. Lots of things he can do, relaxing and controlling his muscles isn't one of them.

    So why does it seem to me that people who don't use chairs are so insensitive in the things they do? There are as many women's restooms as men's. That's just dumb. You see the line at the women's room. I figured that out a long time ago. So if you don't use a wheelchair can't you figure out that it operates by rolling on wheels and a ramp is there because of that? Why does Wells Fargo use the legally required accessible lowered window as a permanent desk for new accounts and other business and not used for customers who come with wheelchairs? I've seen this at many branches. It's against the law and heck, just insensitive and not nice. Nobody to enforce it. I give, I give. I spend a lot of time practicing getting up and down stairs and curbs because I know access often won't be there and that's just the way it is. I am broken-hearted over it. I hope some one with more hope and fight in them comes along. I did my protesting and confronting. Let some one else talk to the cop. I might be too sad to say anything or much worse, so annoyed that I might spit in his eye.

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    ^^Umm...you're doing it wrong.

    Oh and who's the genius who thought it be a smart idea to place a bollard in the middle of the ramp?

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    What makes me laugh / sad is when planners put the curb cut IN the parking space. (Duh!)

    Once a vehicle is parked in that space, the curb cut is accessible to no one.

    We all can't be brain surgeons I guess.

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    Angry fakers

    today i was shopping and when we came out of the shopping centre a car pulled up into the disabled parking spot and while we got into our car the other people stayed in theirs-obviously waiting on us to go but eventually they decided to put on an act instead. It was hilarious. THe 'caring' husband escorting his fit but large wife out of the passenger seat , holding her hand as she limped into the door and then Noirin commented on how quick she made it up the escalators once the doors closed. Dirty looks all round from Noirin and her only 9! She wanted to go back in and challenge them_ had to listen to her whole way home. Hence the post!

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