Thursday, January 6, 2011
13 year old Girl Still in Coma Gets a Ticket for Jay Walking
To issue a citation for her jay walking I am up in the air about on were the police has a right to issue a citation or not. On one end the girl is living the consequences being in a coma. She is also a minor too and the parent is still are legally responsible for the children. Her ill responsibility not looking before crossing the street probably caused property damage to the motorist's car.Parents have to take responsibility for their children's actions. The girls actions did cause damage to property.
I just believe it is callous for Police to issue a citation when Mother is having a emotional roller coaster seeing her daughter fight for her life. The last thing she wants to see is the Police issuing a citation for jay walking. I know now police now give tickets for speeding while wife is in labor in the car on the way to the hospital.Police used to help in these situations usually use to make sure you passing through red lights so couple can make it to the hospital. Now I see the Police exploiting every situation to generate revenue.I am torn between both parties. On one hand the daughter is wrong for not looking both ways before crossing the street on the other hand any rational police officer would see the little girl is going through enough punishment already and giving a ticket is not necessary. The owner of the car can resolve paying for repairs with parents out of court. Issuing a jaywalking ticket is a little nonsense is just for revenue. The city was not harmed in any way. This is between the driver and the family of the injured girl in coma. Jay walking ticket is just a stupid citation to issue. If someone gets ran over because they did not look both ways before crossing. Injury is consequence enough.