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  1. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 8:45 pm | Link

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  2. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 8:45 pm | Link

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  3. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 8:45 pm | Link

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  5. Comment by B. Carfree November 20, 2017 @ 8:43 pm | Link

    Here's a spiffy list of where blue lights are legal and not on a state-by-state basis. In the west, only Arizona permits their use.

    https://www.supernovabikelight.com/statutes/

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  6. Comment by B. Carfree November 20, 2017 @ 8:40 pm | Link

    I believe you are incorrect. The wording of ORS 816.350 does not specify motor vehicles, it refers to vehicles, so that includes bicycles.

    "Vehicles operated by a police officer and used for law enforcement may be equipped with any type of police lights, but only these vehicles may be equipped with blue lights."

    Now that hasn't stopped me from using blue lights when I thought it was necessary for my safety. I've even had cops see me rolling with blue and just ignore it, likely in the interests of safety. I'm assuming the cops who ignored my petty violation realize that all I'm trying to do is create that little bit of caution on the part of motorists that might buy me enough extra space to not get whacked. However, if a cop chose to cite me, I wouldn't argue. I'd simply thank him for doing difficult work and pay my fine.

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  7. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | Link

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  8. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | Link

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  9. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 8:15 pm | Link

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  10. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 8:15 pm | Link

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  11. Comment by q November 20, 2017 @ 8:06 pm | Link

    Let's put things into a reasonable context. This type of things doesn't just "happen" to people who happen to drive on "dark roads". First, it was a downtown street with streetlights and no traffic. Every day, tens of thousands of people drive here in more challenging conditions, and they're not even professional drivers. None of us will find ourselves in his place unless we decide to try to beat a train by turning early and not bothering to signal.

    If I or a family member did what he did under those circumstances, and killed someone, I'd expect a significant legal consequence.

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  12. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm | Link

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  13. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm | Link

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  14. Comment by Hello, Kitty November 20, 2017 @ 7:49 pm | Link

    I'm going to have to disagree. Politics should not enter into decisions about whether to charge someone or not. I understand it often does, but, as a rule, it should not.

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  15. Comment by Hello, Kitty November 20, 2017 @ 7:46 pm | Link

    On the macro level, our justice system does deliver the goods -- compare it to most around the world, and nearly all throughout history, and we're doing pretty well.

    There are others who do a better job than we do, and there is certainly room for improvement (and improve we must), but overall, it could be a lot worse. Justice is a very hard problem.

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  16. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 7:45 pm | Link

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  18. Comment by Charley November 20, 2017 @ 7:37 pm | Link

    I've never assumed that the modes are equal, and you'll find quotes to that effect if you're in doubt.

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  19. Comment by Steve Scarich November 20, 2017 @ 7:37 pm | Link

    and your answer to my question is ???? It is easy to refer to some code; not so easy to say 'I want to put this guy in jail for a year to his face'.

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  20. Comment by Charley November 20, 2017 @ 7:33 pm | Link

    You mean, if Tamar was drunk driving, instead? I wrote the thought experiment to illustrate a double standard about our response to drunk driving and cycling. It wouldn't work to reverse the sober with the drunk.

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  21. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm | Link

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  22. Comment by error:import-id-not-queued November 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm | Link

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  23. Comment by Charley November 20, 2017 @ 7:28 pm | Link

    Not really. Substitute whatever number makes you feel satisfied.

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  24. Comment by 9watts November 20, 2017 @ 7:15 pm | Link

    Why the micro-focus here?

    The way I see this, our so-called justice system is not delivering the goods. I took this conversation here to be about how our system works/doesn't work, what kinds of outputs it generates, whom it punishes, etc. I don't see folks here 'with their hanging ropes' but rather calling for accountability on the part of our officials whose job it is to mete out justice on our behalf; wrestle with the big questions; figure it out. But instead we just get what amount to a shrug. This is not good enough.

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