Thank you for the correction. And now I will correct you. YES, if the Staples truck or Pepsi truck were blocking the sidewalk and the road they would be moved along. The officer was polite and patient. He explained the law and gave them suggestions on how to proceed next time. If this had been a Staples or Pepsi truck and the police had come along this whole discussion would not have even started because it would not be a news story because it would not have involved a person of darker skin. All I am saying is that people get up in arms because it involves someone of imported decent. It is a law, it is a law! Stop using your color as an argument for why you need to follow the laws. There would not be so much unrest if people would not expect different treatment. You have no idea the amount of times a Pepsi driver is asked to move because it is not made an issue. Watch Parking Wars sometime and watch how many are asked to move just on that show!
I think that if you watch around town, the police put their lights on to warn of a problem. Correct me if I am wrong, no one said the police ever had the siren on. The reason the police were there was because the store owner was obstructing a public way. There was a complaint the police responded. Just like they would, and do, if the Somalians called to ask them to enforce our American laws!
If you read the article, I believe they were business owners moving stuff into their shop. I think the officer did the job we as tax payers, pay him to do! I suspect they had a complaint from a citizen and, as you would want them to do, they had to follow-up on the complaint. If it is against the law then it is against the law. When a complaint is made they need to follow through.