Near Victoria yesterday, a construction worker, accidentally nailed in the forehead by a nail-gun, was rushed to a nearby hospital by the site first-aid officer.
On the way to the hospital they were stopped by a police speed trap. So, how did the cop deal with the situation? You’d think he’d see it as a medical emergency. Nope:
"We showed him the nail sticking out of my forehead but he didn't care at
all," Docherty told A-Channel news yesterday.
"He was dead set on getting some tickets," said Docherty.
The police officer followed the two to the hospital and once there issued a seatbelt ticket.
The police chief supported his officer:
The police chief suggested the pair should have called an ambulance.
"I think the officer used his discretion...," Hames said.
"My concern is for the safety of the public at large," he said.
Bullshit! The cop should have provided a high-speed, lights and siren escort to the hospital emergency door. Instead he just followed intending, not to help, but to issue a bloody ticket for an ‘offense’ that shouldn’t even be on the f***ing books!
Such behaviour certainly doesn’t boost respect for or confidence in the police. It does the exact opposite.
This case is reminiscent of law enforcement’s attitude towards citizens who attempt to defend themselves on their own property. People are actively discouraged from doing so and face charges should a perp be hurt in the process. This is not a healthy trend.