Friday, February 27, 2009

Jaywalker Hero II

Yesterday, I posted about the bus driver who saved three lives by pushing them away from a speeding vehicle only to be hit himself and to suffer severe internal injuries.

The Colorado State Patrol rewarded his heroics by citing him for jaywalking (he was, of course, helping the old ladies across a busy road, during a snowstorm, and he apparently wasn't at a crosswalk--so I guess he should have let them cross alone and die?).

New developments:

The State Patrol said in a statement that it withdrew the citation "after examining the ... circumstances" and consulting with prosecutors. A patrol spokesman didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

The patrol initially said that despite Moffett's intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident.

Give me a break! The State Patrol withdrew the citation because of the public backlash. It took all of two nanoseconds for them to realize that they'd pulled a real dick-ish move.

However, look at the last sentence. They still try to save face by noting that the hero had indeed jaywalked and that if he hadn't jaywalked, then he wouldn't have been in an accident.

True, very true. Had he sat in his bus and watched the old ladies cross, then he would not have been injured at all.

The old ladies would have been killed, of course, but, hell, they were frickin' jaywalking!

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