Mounder July 15, 2011 at 9:38am
If the goal of police is to slow traffic for safety reasons, and the jogger slowed traffic, then he was assisting police. The reason the officer got upset is that the goal of the police is to issue traffic tickets and collect fines. They could care less about safety. Drivers exceed arbitrarily-low posted speed limits all the time with zero impact on "safety."
The man was exercising a First Amendment free speech right. He has the right to protest on public streets. This is police tyranny.