in the article linked above, an elderly woman is ticketed for jaywalking. apparently she entered a crosswalk after the don`t walk sign was lit. her arguement was that the walk sign was still lit when she began to walk. o.k. let the judge work it out. the officer wrote the ticket and the judge withdrew the ticket after a public outcry and growing media attention. the officer stated that the woman took too long to cross the road so he ticketed her for her own safety.
by laws and tickets aside, to state that you gave someone a ticket for thier own safety is plainly a false arguement.
there needs to be a ticket for that type of thinking among our police.