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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 31
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2013-05-18 11:44:31 AM  
4 votes:
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 06:36:18 AM  
4 votes:
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 12:59:58 PM  
3 votes:

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 11:34:04 AM  
3 votes:

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 11:08:11 AM  
3 votes:
Any human being that could be that calloused deserves to have their ass kicked every day of their lives.
2013-05-18 12:03:38 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:09:56 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:05:33 AM  
2 votes:
FTA:  But the official replied, "I'm just doing my job" and carried on.

Really? The Nuremberg defense, really?
2013-05-18 06:59:54 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-05-19 02:21:46 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:39:08 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-05-18 06:57:24 PM  
1 votes:

Surool: Has an ass kicking been more richly deserved?


Three words: Westboro Bullshiat Church
2013-05-18 04:46:58 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:30:17 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:00:55 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:36:01 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:23:57 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:23:30 PM  
1 votes:
"I'm just doing my job"

You know who else used that excuse?
2013-05-18 12:20:31 PM  
1 votes:

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


I'm sure the driver does
2013-05-18 12:20:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:18:01 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:14:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:11:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:05:58 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:05:33 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:04:26 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:03:54 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:56:18 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:27:29 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:15:08 AM  
1 votes:
Really the wrong time to give people any kind of shiat.
2013-05-18 09:25:40 AM  
1 votes:

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.


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