Churchgoers hit with jaywalking tickets
It is shameful how some Honolulu police officers think it is appropriate to wait in an unmarked car parked on Kaheka Street in front of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church across from Don Quijote to target Catholics on their way to and from church for jaywalking.
Perhaps there needs to be a crosswalk there similar to the one connecting Don Quijote to its parking garage.
After my girlfriend and I each received $130 jaywalking citations on our way to 9 a.m. Mass on Feb. 11, I made a sign to warn other Catholics on their way to church. It was not soon enough. Several other parishioners came up to me sharing their fresh tickets.
I don’t think this is right.
Police could offer to address the congregation about the dangerous traffic in the area, or escort the elderly safely across the street.
It’s sad that the nearest crosswalks are nearly 100 yards away in either direction.
Matthew Ledet McCully