Chris's Run in with the law
well it was a sunny afternoon in downtown milwaukee and me and my buddy
Chris Murphy decided to take a walk down the lake cause we were kind of
bored and we wanted to check out the new town that we would be living in
for the next four years of our life. But anyways got halfway to the lake
and we decided that we had walked enough and that we were going to turn
back. So we started on our way and we were about to cross the street, so
we checked both ways of the street to make sure no cars were coming because
me and murph like most people that I know aren't big fans of getting hit by
cars, so we checked it out and it looked to be clear with the exception
of a police officer that was making a left turn, so he wasn't gonna be in our
path so we decided to go on our merry way across the street. Now this why I am
now a criminal in the state of milwaukee, because the electric sign was flashing "don't
walk" and being the rebelious young adolescents we are who have no respect
for authority we decided to walk across even though it said don't walk because the
street was completely clear. Well the second we walk across the street, cop puts on his lights
and runs out of his car and we were like "What the fuck did we do now"
and this rather built African American(this is my attempt at being Culturally Conscience) Cop
runs up to us and says is there any reason for you're failure to heed the
traffic signal. And from the second he said that, till meeting our unexpected
doom, I was seriously laughing so hard that I was like shaking cause I couldn't keep it
in. Well me and Murph apologized and said we had just gotten into town
and were not familiar with Milwaukee Pedestrian Laws, and of course the
asshole didn't care cause he just wanted to meet his ticket quota for the day.
So he's like can I see some I.D. so we give it to him and he goes to the car
and the fucker starts writing us a ticket. As he writing us our tickets
I'm watching as at least 20 people are crossing the street when the don't walk sign
was on. And this cop was looking right at then. But does he do anything?
nope, not a thing. So anyways this fucker gets out of his car and hands me and
Murph two tickets. He said like the true asshole he was,"Here are you're two
tickets for a Traffic Signal Violation each of you have to pay $46.50 to the
Milwaukee Police or will will issue a warrant for you're arrest. I was like "You gotta be kidding me"
"Fifty Bones cause I walked across the street when the don't walk sign was on. Then he pulls out this
black bag and he like I need to get you're fingerprints, and just seriously broke
out into laughter when he said this, I said "What did we hold up a fucking bank or something"
what do you need our prints for. Well he didn't even give us the courtesy of telling us why.
But anyways he got Murph's prints and then he started to get to mine. Like
I said before I was laughing so hard that I was shaking, so when the cop tryed
to get my prints on the paper he wouldn't be able to get a good print, so the fucker
made me sit there and I swear he did it like five times, So he got my print
got back in his car and went on his merry way and now me and Murph were
stuck with a $50 ticket courtesy of the Fucking Milwaukee Police Department.
Well I have a Sept 11th court date, so we'll have to see what happens,
we're coming all decked out in suits and stuff, but I sometimes wonder what would
happen if I didn't pay the ticket, would they come up to my dorm and like
take me out in hand cuffs or something, just because the walk sign wasn't lit?