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  1. Peter Jacobsen
  1. PO Box 712433 Los Angeles, CA90071-7433, USA

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A recurring theme among pedestrian advocates is the lack of anger at pedestrian injuries, and the tendency to blame the victim, especially children, for their injuries. Sally Flocks reported on a 4 year old killed on an Atlanta residential street. The child was struck by a police officer speeding at 45 mph for no apparent reason. (The officer has been charged with vehicular homicide.) Two years ago, the neighborhood requested traffic calming for that particular street but the City turned them down. Curiously, the mayor said at the funeral “in many ways, this is the worst kind of tragedy, because we have no one to be angry with”. Sally said that before the mayor's comments, she had two places to target her anger, but now she has three. Mike Mott suggested …

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