Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Caltrans - Why This?

Caltrans removes protestors' banner
This is the picture record in the Wednesday, February 23, 2011, edition of the Times-Standard newspaper. Click on the picture to enlarge and you can read what they say about this incident.

If this banner is not legal, my question is: Why were they allowed to put it up in the first place?

Actions that that threaten or endanger the motoring public are serious. From what I can tell from the posted photographs there were at least two policing agencies monitoring that protest demonstration. Their failure to stop those people from putting up that banner requiring this, the partial shutdown of the highway, is puzzling, to say the least.

The newspaper says: "The banner was taken as evidence and Caltrans officials said the agency will seek reimbursement for the expenses incurred for the removal." I wonder who they plan on going after for this money since no one was arrested.

I wonder if all of the "tempest in a teapot" is worth someone getting hurt?

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