Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby Redfields Apprentice » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:16 am

Pretty sure there was no launching of literature at these guys:

http://www.tdc.ca/ruralrevolution.htm

"On February 4, 2005 the "Stop the Destruction " convoy reached Prescott Ontario.

Canada's busiest Highway 401 and the International Bridge at Johnstown Ontario to the USA
were closed for 3 hours by 270 vehicles and 50 tractors in show of the demonstration of rural dissatisfaction.

The people who make their living on their own private properties were really angry at both the
federal and provincial governments. They demanded first and foremost
property rights inserted in the constitution"


For those keeping track it took 3 hours, not 3 minutes...

The video posted caused a minimal disruption to traffic. Emergency services could have got through if needed. They always do.
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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby To a T » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:32 am

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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby Stinger » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:20 am

Who the hell cares.... it's in LA!!!!!!

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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby KevinH » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:28 am

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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby Mongo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:39 am

There are hardly, if ever, any emergencies in a city like L.A. Celebrities live there. Disneyland is there.

But if there ever was an emergency, Ponch and Jon would handle it. Last I checked they drive motorbikes, so they could always weave between the wedding party to get to this "emergency" if need be.
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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby No 20 Year Medal » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:33 am

What Mongo said.

The only person who would have had a problem being stuck behind this would have been Snake Plissken.
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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby Alberta Blue » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:11 pm

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Alberta Blue wrote:Not really the point.

If you want to make a unique and romantic proposal find a way to do it that doesn't impact thousands of other people in a negative way, even if it is just for a minute.

This is the problem with the "me first" attitude that a lot of people have these days - people do what they want and don't consider (or don't care) that their choices have reprocussions for others.


It is the point.

I'll give up a minute for someone's unique proposal....just like I'll give up a minute for funeral processions, parades, protests, marathons, races, etc that occur on various roadways and public places.

I don't think this situation would merit the state highway patrol to "throw the book at them".


I understand what you are getting at here, but what I am saying is that everyone else did not have the choice to give up their "minute". You say you wouldn't have an issue, and that's great, but no one has a choice.

As far as comparing to funerals, marathons, parades, protests, these are all planned events for the most part. Events that are typically coordinated with the police and often involve detailed ops plans in order to ensure public and officer safety. I don't view an impromtu proposal on the highway without any notification to the local PD in the same category.

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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby Ottawan » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:35 pm

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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby SierraSeven » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:52 pm

Ottawan wrote:I can't believe ANYONE in law enforcement would support instantly closing down a major freeway for one-person's idea for wedding proposal. Lives were put at risk, major property damage could have occurred, and unnecessary congestion was caused, all because one person thought he was more inportant than everyone else on the road.

I hope they throw the book at these pompous clowns.

I wouldn't go that far with it.

I'd say that there is more potential for lives being put at risk, major property damage occurring, and unnecessary traffic congestion being caused by people that don't drive an appropriate speed for the weather conditions, get into an accident, requiring significant emergency services resources. This wedding proposal isn't an every day occurrence, it's a one-off event, and the risk to lives, property damage, and traffic congestion was minimal if any. Throwing the book at them? Educated them, toss them a "by the way, congratulations" and get them on their way.

Guess that doesn't make me law enforcement :roll:
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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby basketcase » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:07 pm

Guess I'm not a cop either because I don't think they should be charged.
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Postby Mr. Islander » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:28 pm

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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby basketcase » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:40 pm

Not twisting words at all. Anybody who's in law enforcement shouldn't be supporting the view of shutting down the highway. I guess I'm not a real cop because it doesn't bother me that they did something unique for a wedding proposal.
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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby bunnel » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:48 pm

Looks like they were stopped for about a minute and half. I'm not condoning it but it's not that big a deal.

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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby GoodWitness » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:18 pm

Yeah but PINK SMOKE? What the heck?!? Pretty sure that's a felony.

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Re: Wedding proposal shuts down LA Highway

Postby shootemup » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:28 pm

Looks like they were stopped for about a minute and half. I'm not condoning it but it's not that big a deal.


Really? According to traffic engineers, you can see the effects of a single driver (too slow, wide load, etc) in traffic patterns hours later on busy roads.
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