A cop goes to a fast-food drive-through and mistakenly thinks the female teenage cashier short-changes him. After the manager checks the drawer and finds that the cop’s 20 is non-existent, the cop hollers at the girl and arrests her. When the girl hollers back and asks to wait for her mama, the cop gets mad and sprays the teenage girl with Mace, sending her to the hospital. Isn’t this bully cop the kind of person we want to protect girls from?
Granted, the girl hollers back and doesn’t sound like the smartest in the world. However, she’s just a teenage girl working for minimum wage at a fast-food restaurant. The stupid & violent cop is a full grown man armed with a gun and Mace, who is paid much higher, with tax-dollars! Nonetheless, the girl could have dealt with this cop-bully in a wiser way, as to avoid problems. (In the same way, someone who taunts a rabid dog could deal with the dog better.)
While the girl was sent to the hospital, the violent cop got “cleared of all wrong-doing.”
Luckily, the girl was awarded $60,000 for damages in a lawsuit. Unfortunately, it’s the taxpayers who have to pay for the damages that the violent cop caused during his mistaken rage. The cop got off scot-free.
So, in total, the victims in this situation are the taxpayers and the teenage girl. The victimizer, which is the angry cop, got off scot-free. As far as I know, he didn’t even have to go to anger-management or anything. So I ask again, isn’t this bully cop the kind of person we want to protect girls (and everyone, including taxpayers) from?
What do you think?