Surool: Has an ass kicking been more richly deserved?
JPINFV: Goimir: Fun fact: an ambulance, by law, is not permitted to run a red light or to speed. So when one of your loved ones is being transported, please inform the driver that you wish them to obey all traffic laws as they apply to normal situations.Fun fact... in California an authorized emergency vehicle facing a forward facing steady red light and sounding a siren as necessary is exempt from the speed limit and red lights, as well as essentially the rest of the vehicle code in terms of rules of the road, provided it is done with due regard. Ambulances in California are one type of authorized emergency vehicle. California Vehicle Code section 21055-21056.What sort of backwards state do you live in?
doglover: mr_a: I do not support violence, especially against law enforcement and public officials.But in this case, I might make an exception. What an ass.I also do not condone violence against LEOs as policy. However, policy is not enough for every situation. Sometimes, force major strikes and you have to fall back to a good moral compass and the character to do what's right.In this case, good. The traffic warden is lucky to be alive. Not because of the assault, but because anyone so butt farking stupid that they tried to ticket a man putting his wife in a hearse on her funeral day should have long ago killed himself by gross negligence, like bringing the hair dryer into the bathtub to save time.I have nothing but disgust for the warden and the council's lack of an apology.
robnelle: Surool: Has an ass kicking been more richly deserved?Three words: Westboro Bullshiat Church
JPINFV: Goimir: Got 45 minutes to wait?No... but I also don't live in the middle of nowhere. As such, response times for full time career paramedics is less than 10 minutes from placing the call to 911. Just because you choose to live someplace remote doesn't mean you also get to choose to ignore the traffic laws.
Goimir: Fun fact:
mikefinch: ... Nobody is ignoring the traffic law -- they are just using proper judgement to say that the spirit of the law would understand.If you cant stop following the rules to make things run smooth or to make something work in a crisis then go hang yourself now.
mikefinch: If i'm camping and someone puts a chainsaw through their shin then damn straight im going to try to drive them the best i can to somewhere they can get help. Even if i'm speeding. Even if im drunk.Empathy. Its important to have for people.
UnityNow: A lot of people here are saying the LEO's actions were insensitive, but that doesn't begin to cover it. If he'd been arguing with someone across the street, that would be insensitive. He was ticketing a car directly behind the hearse in a funeral procession. He was being an *ss.
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