This morning, I witnessed another crackdown by the Palatine Police on those shameful public transportation commuters. Standing on the train platform at Smith Street, I noticed several under cover Palatine Police Officers. (yes, I was busted by them 2 weeks ago). As they were conversing among themselves, several pedestrians tried to cross Smith Street at the crosswalk by the tracks. Non-yielding vehicles prevented their crossing. The Police Officers did nothing about this situation as they continued to talk among themselves. I saw one women attempt to cross at Smith but was prevented by the on-coming traffic. Finally the train arrived and she was able to go to other side of Smith and tried to board the train. She was immediately stopped by the Palatine Police for illegally crossing a train track. While these Officers were having their conversation, numbers of cars were ignoring pedestrian’s right to street crossing. Instead, they gave citations and $30 fines to pedestrian citizens that were just trying to board a standing train. I understand a citation for crossing in front of a moving train, but singling out pedestrians that are prevented from crossing the street by illegal vehicle traffic is just crazy! Why single out pedestrians for added revenue? People are just trying to get to work! Because Palatine Police are not enforcing crosswalk violators, commuters try to avoid legal street crossings. Instead, someone who tries to board a train on the middle track is busted by the Police. In Palatine, a pedestrian is significantly more likely to be struck by a car than crossing a track to board a standing train. Why the crackdown on the average citizen that is just trying to get to work? Does the Palatine Police have nothing better to do with their time?