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(The Sun)   Write a parking ticket for a widower sitting behind the hearse carrying his wife? You'd better believe that's an ass kicking   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 113
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2013-05-18 06:36:18 AM
I do not support violence, especially against law enforcement and public officials.

But in this case, I might make an exception. What an ass.
 
2013-05-18 06:59:54 AM

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.
 
2013-05-18 08:55:27 AM
Tom: Jesus, Ed, we've got a traffic warden!
Bacon: I think he's still alive - he's got claret coming out of him somewhere. What did they want with a traffic warden?
Eddie: I don't know, but I don't think we need him! Knock him out and dump him at the lights.
Bacon: Knock him out? What do you mean, knock him out? Knock him out with what?
Eddie: I don't know. Use your imagination!
[Bacon punches the Traffic Warden, who moans in pain]
Tom: Don't touch him up. Knock him out!
Bacon: I'll knock you out in a minute! Look, you want to knock him out? You knock him out.
Eddie: I farking hate traffic wardens.
 
2013-05-18 09:25:40 AM

NuttierThanEver: Tom: Jesus, Ed, we've got a traffic warden!
Bacon: I think he's still alive - he's got claret coming out of him somewhere. What did they want with a traffic warden?
Eddie: I don't know, but I don't think we need him! Knock him out and dump him at the lights.
Bacon: Knock him out? What do you mean, knock him out? Knock him out with what?
Eddie: I don't know. Use your imagination!
[Bacon punches the Traffic Warden, who moans in pain]
Tom: Don't touch him up. Knock him out!
Bacon: I'll knock you out in a minute! Look, you want to knock him out? You knock him out.
Eddie: I farking hate traffic wardens.


www.wearysloth.com
 
2013-05-18 11:05:33 AM
FTA:  But the official replied, "I'm just doing my job" and carried on.

Really? The Nuremberg defense, really?
 
2013-05-18 11:07:25 AM
Why would they have parked the hearse in a no parking zone?
 
2013-05-18 11:07:32 AM
If a hearse crashes in the middle of a forest does anyone care?
 
2013-05-18 11:07:36 AM

thamike: NuttierThanEver: Tom: Jesus, Ed, we've got a traffic warden!
Bacon: I think he's still alive - he's got claret coming out of him somewhere. What did they want with a traffic warden?
Eddie: I don't know, but I don't think we need him! Knock him out and dump him at the lights.
Bacon: Knock him out? What do you mean, knock him out? Knock him out with what?
Eddie: I don't know. Use your imagination!
[Bacon punches the Traffic Warden, who moans in pain]
Tom: Don't touch him up. Knock him out!
Bacon: I'll knock you out in a minute! Look, you want to knock him out? You knock him out.
Eddie: I farking hate traffic wardens.

[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]


Man, I need to watch that again. Sting's cameo in it is worth the price alone if you ask me!
 
2013-05-18 11:08:11 AM
Any human being that could be that calloused deserves to have their ass kicked every day of their lives.
 
2013-05-18 11:09:56 AM
Jobsworth, what an excellent term!  Seems we have quite a few of them in the public school system here in the states.
Jobsworth
 
2013-05-18 11:11:46 AM
Traffic wardens have heard every excuse in the book, and once they write the ticket they really don't like getting stiffed.
 
2013-05-18 11:15:08 AM
Really the wrong time to give people any kind of shiat.
 
2013-05-18 11:17:09 AM
All I can say is, "I have no idea what 'The Valleys' is about, because all I see are twin peaks."

/There was an article about a traffic warden above the recommended stories?
 
2013-05-18 11:17:22 AM

Revek: Really the wrong time to give people any kind of shiat.


"I'll  come back when you're less bereaved"
 
2013-05-18 11:17:24 AM
But they have no problem running to the media and mugging for photos
 
2013-05-18 11:27:29 AM

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.


Came here to say almost exactly that. Nothing about the assault was mentioned, other than it happened - we don't know if the guy just said "I'll knock your teeth out" or if he actually hit him. I am hoping it's the latter and that no charges are laid.
 
2013-05-18 11:32:41 AM
Sounds like a solid round-up of douche-bags on both sides.  What does a funeral have to do with parking illegally?  Shut-up and pay your well deserved ticket like an adult.
 
2013-05-18 11:34:04 AM

jaylectricity: Why would they have parked the hearse in a no parking zone?


You could - and I know this is crazy - RTFA and find out, since they say why in it.
 
2013-05-18 11:38:50 AM
The white zone is for loading and unloading of hearses only.  There is no parking in a red zone.
 
2013-05-18 11:39:39 AM

NuttierThanEver: Tom: Jesus, Ed, we've got a traffic warden!
Bacon: I think he's still alive - he's got claret coming out of him somewhere. What did they want with a traffic warden?
Eddie: I don't know, but I don't think we need him! Knock him out and dump him at the lights.
Bacon: Knock him out? What do you mean, knock him out? Knock him out with what?
Eddie: I don't know. Use your imagination!
[Bacon punches the Traffic Warden, who moans in pain]
Tom: Don't touch him up. Knock him out!
Bacon: I'll knock you out in a minute! Look, you want to knock him out? You knock him out.
Eddie: I farking hate traffic wardens.


www.hotflick.net
 
2013-05-18 11:41:00 AM
Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.
 
2013-05-18 11:43:15 AM

skinink: NuttierThanEver: Tom: Jesus, Ed, we've got a traffic warden!
Bacon: I think he's still alive - he's got claret coming out of him somewhere. What did they want with a traffic warden?
Eddie: I don't know, but I don't think we need him! Knock him out and dump him at the lights.
Bacon: Knock him out? What do you mean, knock him out? Knock him out with what?
Eddie: I don't know. Use your imagination!
[Bacon punches the Traffic Warden, who moans in pain]
Tom: Don't touch him up. Knock him out!
Bacon: I'll knock you out in a minute! Look, you want to knock him out? You knock him out.
Eddie: I farking hate traffic wardens.

[www.hotflick.net image 850x478]


Classic.
 
2013-05-18 11:44:31 AM
Guy just lost his wife of 48 years, and their cars are briefly stopped in a yellow zone while they're waiting for the hearse and procession to pass to follow. I dunno, on the east coast where I'm from funeral processions get a lot of leeway (they're even allowed to run lights in the funeral procession in some places). I can't imagine someone being such a cockmunch.
 
2013-05-18 11:44:32 AM
A hearse is a hearse, of corpse, of corpse...
 
2013-05-18 11:44:45 AM

thamike: NuttierThanEver: Tom: Jesus, Ed, we've got a traffic warden!
Bacon: I think he's still alive - he's got claret coming out of him somewhere. What did they want with a traffic warden?
Eddie: I don't know, but I don't think we need him! Knock him out and dump him at the lights.
Bacon: Knock him out? What do you mean, knock him out? Knock him out with what?
Eddie: I don't know. Use your imagination!
[Bacon punches the Traffic Warden, who moans in pain]
Tom: Don't touch him up. Knock him out!
Bacon: I'll knock you out in a minute! Look, you want to knock him out? You knock him out.
Eddie: I farking hate traffic wardens.



I saw that movie, for the first time, night before last.

Liked - would watch again
 
2013-05-18 11:45:14 AM
Has Guy Ritchie made anything good since Lock Stock... And Snatch?
 
2013-05-18 11:45:42 AM

Twitch Boy: The white zone is for loading and unloading of hearses only.  There is no parking in a red zone.


We all know he just really wanted an abortion.
 
2013-05-18 11:46:40 AM

EdNortonsTwin: Has Guy Ritchie made anything good since Lock Stock... And Snatch?


As much as I like Statham as the action guy, I would like to see him in another Ritchie film.
 
2013-05-18 11:48:34 AM

pxlboy: EdNortonsTwin: Has Guy Ritchie made anything good since Lock Stock... And Snatch?

As much as I like Statham as the action guy, I would like to see him in another Ritchie film.


Statham plays the  same character in every movie.
 
2013-05-18 11:50:57 AM

EdNortonsTwin: pxlboy: EdNortonsTwin: Has Guy Ritchie made anything good since Lock Stock... And Snatch?

As much as I like Statham as the action guy, I would like to see him in another Ritchie film.

Statham plays the  same character in every movie.


Every f*cking movie.
 
2013-05-18 11:52:07 AM

EdNortonsTwin: Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.


And if you had read TFA you would know that no tickets were issued.
 
2013-05-18 11:55:56 AM
What a dill.
 
2013-05-18 11:56:18 AM
I'm guessing the assault charge amounted to "grabbed the traffic warden's sleeve."  If there was the blood, the Sun would have played it up.
 
2013-05-18 11:58:24 AM

catmandu: EdNortonsTwin: Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.

And if you had read TFA you would know that no tickets were issued.


Yea, good lookin out.
 
2013-05-18 11:58:48 AM

Zik-Zak: FTA:  But the official replied, "I'm just doing my job" and carried on.

Really? The Nuremberg defense, really?


Why is it that traffic warden attracts so many passive-aggressive yobs?
 
2013-05-18 12:01:19 PM

Farty McPooPants: Jobsworth, what an excellent term!  Seems we have quite a few of them in the public school system here in the states.
Jobsworth


Yes, they are called principals, school board members, and "Teach the Controversy" proponents.

You were, of course, not even thinking about teachers.
 
2013-05-18 12:01:21 PM
In all fairness, the hearse had been parked there for some time.

images.thetruthaboutcars.com
 
2013-05-18 12:02:21 PM
Maybe the cop thought they were being too lout.
 
2013-05-18 12:03:38 PM
I would much rather he kicked a tow truck driver's ass.  I had a vehicle towed out of a lot where I lived because I'd simply left it there too long (it was my dedicated winter ride).  At the tow depot they had on the form that they'd towed it at 2pm, as if they actually had the balls to do that in the middle of the afternoon instead of what they really did which is come grab it at 3am like the snivelling weasels they are.

/i get the validity of towing but don't pretend you have a job you're proud to carry out in the light of day you farking bottom feeder.
 
2013-05-18 12:03:54 PM
It must be different over there, because where I am, if the driver is still in the car, it is not considered to be "parked", it is "standing".

The car can be moved at will if it is indeed obstructing something.
 
2013-05-18 12:04:26 PM
catmandu:
And if you had read TFA you would know that no tickets were issued.

It's very hard to write a ticket when you're rightfully getting your ass handed to you, or when you're surrounded by a lot of people who will start breaking pieces off of you for "doing your job" when everyone knows you have plenty of latitude to just walk away.

I'd take a less-violent approach. I'd take a photo of the guy writing the ticket, get his name off of the ticket, print up a whole lot of posters and flyers, and make sure that everyone in town knew exactly what sort of person they are. Especially including his family and neighbors. And his boss. And the judge.

We need a lot more public shaming of useless and nasty public employees. They depend on anonymity and the protection of the bureaucracy.
 
2013-05-18 12:05:33 PM

cirby: I'd take a less-violent approach. I'd take a photo of the guy writing the ticket, get his name off of the ticket, print up a whole lot of posters and flyers, and make sure that everyone in town knew exactly what sort of person they are. Especially including his family and neighbors. And his boss. And the judge.


rainbow colored flyers and a parade we get it. you're a pansy.
 
2013-05-18 12:05:58 PM
Hollister shirt, he is a douche and should be assaulted just on general principles.
Traffice Warden should also be assaulted on general principles.
Bit of a toss up I guess.
 
2013-05-18 12:11:19 PM

Zik-Zak: FTA:  But the official replied, "I'm just doing my job" and carried on.

Really? The Nuremberg defense, really?


Because writing people tickets is in the same ballpark as genocide.
 
2013-05-18 12:11:22 PM

BarkingUnicorn: I'm guessing the assault charge amounted to "grabbed the traffic warden's sleeve."  If there was the blood, the Sun would have played it up.


From the article, I assumed that the complaining about the ticket was the offence.  Probably done in an impolite manner.  Intimidating said traffic warden into not giving the tickets.  Assault, get it?
 
2013-05-18 12:14:43 PM

Zik-Zak: FTA:  But the official replied, "I'm just doing my job" and carried on.

Really? The Nuremberg defense, really?



They probably get so used to saying it that they don't even think about it anymore. I'd imagine that a traffic cop says that every two minutes on average. They probably approach tourette's levels with how many times they have to say that specific line that during the day.

I'd imagine if you had a job where you pissed off every person that you came in contact with, you'd lose a bit of humanity. Think about how we view lawyers. Of course, some days lawyers help people. They get some good PR. Traffic cops piss everybody off. Even people they don't ticket. I saw a waitress move her car yesterday in Downtown Nashville. This means that while she was working she was going out every two hours to move her car because of parking laws.

You'd probably get more love if you just went around kicking people in the nuts all day.
 
2013-05-18 12:15:15 PM
Good on the traffic warden.  Funeral processions are some of the most arrogant bunch of dicks, acting like they can run red lights.
 
2013-05-18 12:16:13 PM

EdNortonsTwin: Has Guy Ritchie made anything good since Lock Stock... And Snatch?


Revolver
 
2013-05-18 12:17:07 PM

BeerGraduate: If a hearse crashes in the middle of a forest does anyone care?


The driver, the funrral home that owns the hearse, the driver's family, people who would want to know what a hearse was doing in the middle of a forest...

/bear funeral, maybe?
 
2013-05-18 12:18:01 PM
utah dude:
rainbow colored flyers and a parade we get it. you're a pansy.

Nope - when you attack one of these guys, you not only get the legal issues - he feels vindicated, and gets to tell the story like you're a crazy person. There also isn't exactly a lot of "macho" in beating up a guy who dresses like a cop but doesn't do anything tougher than writing out a parking ticket.

When you take the public shaming route, he's the one who has to explain his actions to everyone.
 
2013-05-18 12:19:42 PM
That's not some fine police work there, Lou.
 
2013-05-18 12:20:08 PM
Well, it's about farking time the Brits grew their balls back and did something about this type of bureaucratic bullsh*ttery! I feel like flying to the UK just to give this traffic warden a beatdown myself.
 
2013-05-18 12:20:31 PM

BeerGraduate: If a hearse crashes in the middle of a forest does anyone care?


I'm sure the driver does
 
2013-05-18 12:22:34 PM

utah dude: cirby: I'd take a less-violent approach. I'd take a photo of the guy writing the ticket, get his name off of the ticket, print up a whole lot of posters and flyers, and make sure that everyone in town knew exactly what sort of person they are. Especially including his family and neighbors. And his boss. And the judge.

rainbow colored flyers and a parade we get it. you're a pansy.


shame is a great approach.  My neighbors and i shamed a  SoCal Edison tech who came to turn the power off of a woman who had been spending the past two months in the hospital with her dying husband.  He left without incident or shutting off her power.  But yea, according to the internet tough guy club, we probably should have beat the snot out of him and lawyered-up.  Or better yet, admitted we served true justice and payed thousands in fines and damages like real men.
 
2013-05-18 12:23:30 PM
"I'm just doing my job"

You know who else used that excuse?
 
2013-05-18 12:23:50 PM

Kilroy Evans: people who would want to know what a hearse was doing in the middle of a forest...


Hear, hear
 
2013-05-18 12:23:57 PM
The stupidity of the traffic warden was the cause of all the subsequent bother. Any magistrate with an ounce of intelligence would dismiss the complaint and advise the traffic warden to use better judgement in the future.
 
2013-05-18 12:27:52 PM
mr_a [TotalFark]
2013-05-18 06:36:18 AM


I do not support violence, especially against law enforcement and public officials.

I neither call for or endorse it...... but if it happens, I'll laugh.


FTFA: mr_a [TotalFark]
2013-05-18 06:36:18 AM


the official replied, "I'm just doing my job".

how very German of you.
 
2013-05-18 12:28:39 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: "I'm just doing my job"

You know who else used that excuse?


hisvorpal.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-18 12:30:49 PM
Male announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
Female announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.
Male announcer: [later] The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the white zone.
Female announcer: No, the white zone is for loading of passengers and there is no stopping in a RED zone.
Male announcer: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Don't you tell me which zone is for loading, and which zone is for stopping!
Male announcer: Listen Betty, don't start up with your white zone shiat again.
[Later]
Male announcer: There's just no stopping in a white zone.
Female announcer: Oh really, Vernon? Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.
Male announcer: It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.
 
2013-05-18 12:35:11 PM

JosephFinn: Good on the traffic warden.  Funeral processions are some of the most arrogant bunch of dicks, acting like they can run red lights.


They ride bicycles in funeral processions?
 
2013-05-18 12:36:01 PM
I guess you think you're... you know, like an authority figure, with that stupid farkin' uniform, huh buddy? King clip-on-tie there, big farkin' man, huh? You know these are the limits of your life, man!
 
2013-05-18 12:45:42 PM

mikefinch: Any human being that could be that calloused deserves to have their ass kicked every day of their lives.


Callous.
 
2013-05-18 12:59:58 PM

had98c: Zik-Zak: FTA:  But the official replied, "I'm just doing my job" and carried on.

Really? The Nuremberg defense, really?

Because writing people tickets is in the same ballpark as genocide.


If you think people who write parking tickets (and most cops, and predatory tow truck drivers) would have any problems with throwing the switch to turn on the gas chambers then you are naive. They have no problems hurting other people if they get a paycheck. But they are too cowardly to hurt people without a badge, or bureaucracy or a "policy" to shield them from any personal responsibility.
 
2013-05-18 01:00:55 PM

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.


This clown wasn't a LEO. He's a traffic warden, i.e. meter maid, i.e. tax collector. He should have his ass beat for simply existing.
 
2013-05-18 01:12:35 PM

EdNortonsTwin: Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.


False. I Was once in court with a guywho received a ticket for speeding his dying wife to the hospital. She died. The man produced her death certificate in court. Judge gave him the same "deal" everyone else got. No deal.
 
2013-05-18 01:17:30 PM

darkone: Hollister shirt, he is a douche and should be assaulted just on general principles.
Traffice Warden should also be assaulted on general principles.
Bit of a toss up I guess.


Life's complicated, isn't it?

I have no respect for some automaton who lacks the common sense to give a grieving man a break. Being a mindless rule abiding drone is easy, all it requires is thoughtlessness.

That, or the warden is a coward who is too afraid of his superior to be human, stand up and do the right thing.

It's good to be human sometimes.
 
2013-05-18 01:21:21 PM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: EdNortonsTwin: Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.

False. I Was once in court with a guywho received a ticket for speeding his dying wife to the hospital. She died. The man produced her death certificate in court. Judge gave him the same "deal" everyone else got. No deal.


If only there was a three digit number to call for professionals trained in the art of prehospital emergency medicine, who are also trained in transporting the sick and injured and come with a vehicle that can be exempt from most traffic laws when certain exterior lights are turned on. Damn, someone should invent that service.
 
2013-05-18 01:24:59 PM

Zik-Zak: FTA:  But the official replied, "I'm just doing my job" and carried on.

Really? The Nuremberg defense, really?


This was precisely my thought.
 
2013-05-18 01:28:11 PM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: EdNortonsTwin: Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.

False. I Was once in court with a guywho received a ticket for speeding his dying wife to the hospital. She died. The man produced her death certificate in court. Judge gave him the same "deal" everyone else got. No deal.


I wouldn't be getting a ticket. I'd be going to jail or being let off.

Simply, you call comm center and tell them "hey, I'm the vehicle being followed by X, can you patch me through to X" and politely explain that you're not stopping until you get to the hospital or there's an ambulance waiting for you.

/works pretty well
//they will try and get you to wait for an ambulance at a location, but that's a bad plan because they won't dispatch until you stop.
 
2013-05-18 01:29:01 PM

JPINFV: Just another Heartland Weirdass: EdNortonsTwin: Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.

False. I Was once in court with a guywho received a ticket for speeding his dying wife to the hospital. She died. The man produced her death certificate in court. Judge gave him the same "deal" everyone else got. No deal.

If only there was a three digit number to call for professionals trained in the art of prehospital emergency medicine, who are also trained in transporting the sick and injured and come with a vehicle that can be exempt from most traffic laws when certain exterior lights are turned on. Damn, someone should invent that service.


Got 45 minutes to wait?
 
2013-05-18 01:33:16 PM

JPINFV: Just another Heartland Weirdass: EdNortonsTwin: Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.

False. I Was once in court with a guywho received a ticket for speeding his dying wife to the hospital. She died. The man produced her death certificate in court. Judge gave him the same "deal" everyone else got. No deal.

If only there was a three digit number to call for professionals trained in the art of prehospital emergency medicine, who are also trained in transporting the sick and injured and come with a vehicle that can be exempt from most traffic laws when certain exterior lights are turned on. Damn, someone should invent that service.


The existence of a magic number that can instantly resolve all medical problems is not the issue. I was pointing out that judges wont automatically toss a douchy ticket.
 
2013-05-18 01:33:39 PM

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.
 
2013-05-18 01:35:28 PM

Goimir: Just another Heartland Weirdass: EdNortonsTwin: Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.

False. I Was once in court with a guywho received a ticket for speeding his dying wife to the hospital. She died. The man produced her death certificate in court. Judge gave him the same "deal" everyone else got. No deal.

I wouldn't be getting a ticket. I'd be going to jail or being let off.

Simply, you call comm center and tell them "hey, I'm the vehicle being followed by X, can you patch me through to X" and politely explain that you're not stopping until you get to the hospital or there's an ambulance waiting for you.

/works pretty well
//they will try and get you to wait for an ambulance at a location, but that's a bad plan because they won't dispatch until you stop.


Where were you when his wife was dying you selfish prick? Her blood is on your hands. Monster.
 
2013-05-18 01:44:56 PM

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.


False. You can choose to ignore traffic laws regardless of where you live. You may suffer some consequences though. Sersly are you retarded?
 
2013-05-18 01:49:24 PM

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.


English Common Law holds, and much precident exists that laws may be violated with reduced or no consequence in cases to save life, limb, and valuable property. So actually, it kind of does.

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.
 
2013-05-18 01:55:56 PM
Red light cameras can do this too. In a funeral procession through a traffic light intersection with a police escort? No problem if the light is green, otherwise there's a ticket for you in the mail. And for you. And for you. And for you. So many violations just show the need for the camera.
 
2013-05-18 01:58:25 PM

EdNortonsTwin: utah dude: cirby: I'd take a less-violent approach. I'd take a photo of the guy writing the ticket, get his name off of the ticket, print up a whole lot of posters and flyers, and make sure that everyone in town knew exactly what sort of person they are. Especially including his family and neighbors. And his boss. And the judge.

rainbow colored flyers and a parade we get it. you're a pansy.

shame is a great approach.  My neighbors and i shamed a  SoCal Edison tech who came to turn the power off of a woman who had been spending the past two months in the hospital with her dying husband.  He left without incident or shutting off her power.  But yea, according to the internet tough guy club, we probably should have beat the snot out of him and lawyered-up.  Or better yet, admitted we served true justice and payed thousands in fines and damages like real men.


or just quietly turned the power back on with gloves on, off camera. seriously, do you regularly wear a sequined dress?
 
2013-05-18 01:59:45 PM

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.


Well bless your little heart. You are just so precious.
 
2013-05-18 02:03:05 PM

cirby: When you take the public shaming route, he's the one who has to explain his actions to everyone.


no, you get slapped with slander and libel and end up spending $5000 in lawyers fees anyway. this is where a quick punch to billy douchebag's face with noone watching is an appropriate feedback mechanism. pay the ticket anyway, at least his nose bled on his public works poloshirt.
 
2013-05-18 02:04:01 PM
Here's the story I see from the link


A TRAFFIC warden who tried to ticket mourners' cars before a funeral has claimed he was assaulted by the dead woman's grieving husband.Relatives of cancer victim Rena Page, 64, had briefly parked four cars on a single yellow line outside her home in Hunstanton, Norfolk, as they waited for the gran's cortege to move off.

Rena's husband of 48 years, Mac, 66, told the warden: "That's my wife in that hearse, what are you doing?" But the official replied, "I'm just doing my job" and carried on.
The family have now been told he reported gardener Mac to the council and police for assault. Son Matthew, 39, said: "I cannot believe someone could be so insensitive."
West Norfolk Council said no tickets had been issued - but refused to apologise.

if there's more, can someone fill in the missing details?
 
2013-05-18 02:16:55 PM

Zik-Zak: FTA:  But the official replied, "I'm just doing my job" and carried on.

Really? The Nuremberg defense, really?


The concept of the "Nuremberg Defense" can only be invoked if the order being followed and used as an excuse is unlawful according to either the international laws of War if the party is a signatory to the Geneva Convention (As Nazi Germany was), or if the party is following a blatantly unlawful order given that service's military code.

But, you just compared genocide and waging aggressive war to writing a traffic ticket.
 
2013-05-18 02:17:06 PM
Btw im not just arguing semantics. The criminal justice system is utterly and irrevocably premised on people choosing to ignore the law. While some will forever smugly sneer that those who transgress deserve whatever they get and more, those of us who live in a place I like to call the real world are capable of considering both facts and circumstances. Of being logical and compassionate.
 
2013-05-18 02:20:51 PM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: EdNortonsTwin: Cool, now they can spend even more time and money defending themselves for assault, rather than just getting a judge to throw out the ticket.

False. I Was once in court with a guywho received a ticket for speeding his dying wife to the hospital. She died. The man produced her death certificate in court. Judge gave him the same "deal" everyone else got. No deal.


Thats one omnipotent judge if he can enforce tickets accross the pond.
 
2013-05-18 02:35:35 PM

utah dude: EdNortonsTwin: utah dude: cirby: I'd take a less-violent approach. I'd take a photo of the guy writing the ticket, get his name off of the ticket, print up a whole lot of posters and flyers, and make sure that everyone in town knew exactly what sort of person they are. Especially including his family and neighbors. And his boss. And the judge.

rainbow colored flyers and a parade we get it. you're a pansy.

shame is a great approach.  My neighbors and i shamed a  SoCal Edison tech who came to turn the power off of a woman who had been spending the past two months in the hospital with her dying husband.  He left without incident or shutting off her power.  But yea, according to the internet tough guy club, we probably should have beat the snot out of him and lawyered-up.  Or better yet, admitted we served true justice and payed thousands in fines and damages like real men.

or just quietly turned the power back on with gloves on, off camera. seriously, do you regularly wear a sequined dress?


As opposed to on-camera with bolt cutters?

Do you regularly come to Fark to live out your cross-dressing fantasies?  Ah, you're from the land of magic-underwear.  Nevermind.
 
2013-05-18 02:52:07 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: "I'm just doing my job"

You know who else used that excuse?


The IRS and DOJ?
 
2013-05-18 02:53:53 PM

EdNortonsTwin: utah dude: cirby: I'd take a less-violent approach. I'd take a photo of the guy writing the ticket, get his name off of the ticket, print up a whole lot of posters and flyers, and make sure that everyone in town knew exactly what sort of person they are. Especially including his family and neighbors. And his boss. And the judge.

rainbow colored flyers and a parade we get it. you're a pansy.

shame is a great approach.  My neighbors and i shamed a  SoCal Edison tech who came to turn the power off of a woman who had been spending the past two months in the hospital with her dying husband.  He left without incident or shutting off her power.  But yea, according to the internet tough guy club, we probably should have beat the snot out of him and lawyered-up.  Or better yet, admitted we served true justice and payed thousands in fines and damages like real men.


The crucial distinction here is whether the electric company tech knew in advance what the woman's circumstances were.

Showing up to do your job, learning for the first time that the lady is in a horribly rough patch of life, exercising judgement, and leaving -- I'd hardly call that "shaming", and I would never cheer for abuse.  Good on ya, mate.

Showing up to do your job, having already observed that a freaking funeral is in process, and proceeding to be an unredeemable jackass while hiding behind "only doing my job" -- yeah, that deserves shaming, and a broken nose.  Ideally a public beheading as a lesson to other needlessly cruel civil servants.

Context is everything.
 
2013-05-18 03:24:31 PM

styckx: But they have no problem running to the media and mugging for photos


Lack of common sense, the Nuremberg defense and pulling the "victim" card? Council won't apologize? Shiat this guy is going for a straight flush of stupid.
 
2013-05-18 03:30:17 PM

Stone Meadow: Why is it that traffic warden attracts so many passive-aggressive yobs?


Maybe it's just me, but if I found myself working as a meter maid, i'd think I'd wasted my life.
 
2013-05-18 03:30:48 PM

EdNortonsTwin: Do you regularly come to Fark to live out your cross-dressing fantasies?  Ah, you're from the land of magic-underwear.  Nevermind.


i do, i really do.
 
2013-05-18 03:52:40 PM
Has an ass kicking been more richly deserved?
 
2013-05-18 04:13:29 PM
wait, there was an article on some kind of parking ticket snafu beatdown? I was too busy looking at the NSFW page linked at the bottom about 6 naked british women.
 
2013-05-18 04:46:58 PM

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?
 
2013-05-18 04:48:52 PM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: 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.

False. You can choose to ignore traffic laws regardless of where you live. You may suffer some consequences though. Sersly are you retarded?


Sure... and I can choose to ignore laws against murder too. That doesn't mean I have a leg to stand on to complain about the consequences of said action when I have to face them.
 
2013-05-18 04:57:58 PM

Lady Indica: Guy just lost his wife of 48 years, and their cars are briefly stopped in a yellow zone while they're waiting for the hearse and procession to pass to follow. I dunno, on the east coast where I'm from funeral processions get a lot of leeway


The one time you don't need to be anywhere in a hurry, and they let you run every red light in town...
 
2013-05-18 05:12:57 PM

Surool: Has an ass kicking been more richly deserved?


videogum.com

Perhaps.
 
2013-05-18 05:42:19 PM
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: You have no clue what you're talking about, or how utterly wrong you are about the speed limit, or right of way at traffic lights when running red lights and sirens.

/blow them? No. Bypass them after ensuring it is safe to do so? Yes.
 
2013-05-18 05:50:39 PM

JPINFV: 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.


How's your Traffic Warden job going?

Jobsworth!  (Can some Brit Farker explain that one?)
 
2013-05-18 05:53:19 PM

Goimir: Fun fact: an ambulance, by law, is not permitted to run a red light or to speed.


They are in the UK, as long as their blue flashing lights are on.
 
2013-05-18 06:04:27 PM

jaylectricity: Why would they have parked the hearse in a no parking zone?


When someone dies in the UK, undertakers collect the body and take it back to base where it is kept (embalming is very rare) and in due course placed in the coffin. If there are surviving relatives in the house of the deceased, and particularly if there is a widow/widower, the hearse will go to the house on the day of the funeral along with any hired cars and the cortege will assemble there for the journey to the church, grave or crematorium. Very few undertakers have facilities to conduct funerals in-house.

It is therefore very common for a procession of two to ten or more vehicles to assemble, briefly, outside the house. Any traffic warden worth his salt will know that, and to attempt to ticket the cars would be seen as spectacularly insensitive. Even if parking is restricted, other motorists will treat a cortege will respect and tolerance. In Scotland it was and in many places still is seen as a mark of disrespect to overtake a cortege, and I have seen the entire M8 motorway in Glasgow reduce voluntarily to one lane of moving traffic behind a hearse.
 
2013-05-18 06:29:24 PM
The only living being I will accept the Nuremberg defense ("I was only doing my job") from, is a guard dog, because it doesn't know any better.

I'm also not fond of the phrase "business is business".
 
2013-05-18 06:57:24 PM

Surool: Has an ass kicking been more richly deserved?


Three words: Westboro Bullshiat Church
 
2013-05-18 07:31:14 PM

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?


BOOM
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-05-18 10:22:17 PM

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.


hehehe, this is the first time I have ever said "I agree with doglover"

^^^ WHAT HE SAID

for farks sake have some compassion you bureaucratic asshole
 
2013-05-18 10:23:10 PM

robnelle: Surool: Has an ass kicking been more richly deserved?

Three words: Westboro Bullshiat Church


that would be so fun. i hope my fist meets them someday.
 
2013-05-19 12:09:25 AM
I support the assault 100%.

/Hope they left bruises.
 
2013-05-19 12:24:30 AM
Rodeodoc: Jobsworth!  (Can some Brit Farker explain that one?)

jobsworth n Informal a person in a position of minor authority who invokes the letter of the law in order to avoid any action requiring initiative, cooperation, etc.

/IANAB
 
2013-05-19 01:39:08 AM

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.


... 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.

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.
 
2013-05-19 02:21:46 AM
I absolutely support violence, particularly against LEO and other enforcement thugs. Don't like the hate? Get a job that isn't based on causing suffering to others.
 
2013-05-19 05:33:20 AM
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.

That was a terrible thing to do, but then after the guy said, "That's my wife in that hearse," any LEO with the barest hint of sanity and/or compassion would have said, "Oh my God, I'm so sorry," taken the ticket back and torn it up. But no, this guy tries to justify his horrible action, and keeps doing it, to the spouse of the deceased. He was emotionally assaulting someone who was already in a very fragile state of mind. Someone who just lost their spouse is not in their right mind. He could have been killed. He's lucky he only got, "assaulted," which was probably just the guy rightfully calling the LEO an *ss or throwing the ticket back at him or something similarly silly.

Of course, the guy who, "assaulted" the LEO is also lucky he wasn't in the U.S. He could have been murdered in the street for not respecting the LEO's authoritEYE.

And then to top it all off, after that chain of terrible blunders by the LEO, the council refuses to apologize? Wow.
 
2013-05-19 08:22:42 AM

Goimir: Fun fact:


Have you completely and forever stricken this phrase from your vocabulary at this point?
 
2013-05-19 11:56:09 AM

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.


Except that the law views there to be a difference between an everyday emergency and a disaster situation where emergency services are unable to function properly. Yes, virginia, a cop WILL Pull you over for driving like an idiot for a medical emergency when you endanger others, give you a ticket, AND make you wait on an ambulance. (Which you probably should have called in the first place, considering there is documented benefits to waiting five minutes rather than rushing off full retard)

And when you hurt or kill someone, a jury isn't going to care that you thought you could get them there faster.

I tell parents and families all the time NOT to follow the ambulance and try to keep up, and NOT to turn on their hazard flashers. They drive like idiots, and end up getting other people hurt. (It's embarassing when you stop at a red light to clear the intersection, and the mother of your patients rear-ends your car because she thinks Red lights and sirens give her the right to blow the intersection)

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.


That's not empathy. Empathy is putting a tourniquet on your buddy's legs and calling 911 (which is quite possible in 90% of the United States today thanks to these magical things called cell phones). That's panicing, and endangering the life of the person you're trying to help. And if you're speeding and/or drunk, you're a dumbass to boot.

Seriously. Have you ever taken a first aid class and wondered why you don't transport the person yourself if it's anything other than a minor cut or illness? This is why. Those white boxes with the woo-woo and red lights have people who spent years of their life training to take care of, and SAFELY transport the guy-with-chainsaw-in-shin.

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.


The person ITFA is not a LEO. He's a meter maid.
 
2013-05-19 05:44:23 PM
HA..That would be Justifiable Homicide in the US as the driver pulled his concealed hand gun and shot the stupid Mofo.

Suck it Pierce Morgan, you British Subject trying to use our 1st Amendment right to free speech to attack our 2nd Amendment right to Bear Arms.

Didnt you Brits learn anything from the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1776 when you tried to disarm the colonists then? The Minutemen shot half your force as you ran back to Boston.

We will not disarm, we will not become 'subjects', we will remain free.
 
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