The in basket: Ted Moore said two motorcyclists he knows pulled
into one of the white hash-marked areas at the end of a parking row
at Wal-Mart in East Bremerton. Ted says he’s done that himself in
the past and knows others with motorcycles who do.
The two at Wal-Mart “noticed a city police cruiser parked near
the edge of the parking area. My friend stayed with their
several minutes, until another motorcyclist pulled up and parked.
chatted a few minutes, both noticing the police cruiser, then
turned to go
into the store. Once they have crossed the road, the police cruiser
on its lights and approached. At least one received a ticket for
parking where they did.
What are the rules, Ted asked. “If it’s illegal to
park in these areas, then it makes me wonder why the police waited
two riders to step away from their motorcycles before being
Couldn’t the police drive over and warn them before they left…
before the second arrived, giving them a chance to move
to a legal parking slot? Or was it that these police were
to write tickets. It appears to be on the edge of ‘entrapment’ to
me,” said Ted.