Over the last several months I have been complaining about the fact all my neighbors park on the sidewalk. Because of this I have to walk in the street. If I walk in the street they cuss me out when they drive past. And since everyone has at least two cars there is no room for parking. Thus they park so close together a pedestrian cannot walk between the car. The Pittsburgh Police refused to ticket these cars.
So I called the Mayor's Office to complain. I then received a call from Commander McNeily. She said she had no intention of ticketing the cars. I asked her if it was because her squad cars break this very same law. She claimed this was not happening. I told her I had taken several pictures of police cars on the side walk. She did not care. Also the police station is within sight of the blocked sidewalk.
It is amazing that the police are not incumbered by following the law themselves. It is no wonder the general public in Pittsburgh appears to be trusting the police less and less. The city knocked down three houses so that this station could have enough parking for their cars. When this picture was taken there were fifteen empty parking spaces in their lot. Still this bit of sidewalk is closer to the door. Also the new sidewalk is now cracked where the police are parking their cars. Of course the good people Pittsburgh are going to be paying to repair that.
You have to wonder. If the police can lie to the public when it is obvious they are wrong what else are they lying about? Why does it take three armed men to take down an unarmed teenage? Why do the police jump into a car during a traffic stop? Why is the police force mostly white males?
If you see the police stopping someone take their pictures. You need to do this especially if the person they are stopping is black and male. The Pittsburgh Police have a habit of trying to kill them for being black. You might be saving someone's life.