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    A perfect example of an asshole cop

    A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket.

    Family members said 58-year-old bus driver Jim Moffett and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Friday night.

    Moffett suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He was in serious but stable condition Wednesday.

    The Colorado State Patrol issued the citation. Trooper Ryan Sullivan said that despite Moffett's intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident.
    Moffett had been driving his bus when the two women got off. In the interest of safety, he got out and, together with another passenger, helped the ladies cross.

    Moffett's stepson, Ken McDonald, said the driver of the pickup plowed into his stepfather, but not before Moffett pushed the two women out of the way.
    When he awoke in intensive care, he learned of the ticket. "His reaction was dazed and confused. I was a little angry," said McDonald.

    The other man also was cited for jaywalking, while the pickup driver was cited with careless driving that led to injury. Sullivan said the two elderly women haven't been cited but the investigation is ongoing.

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    If you plan on taking a skiing vacation, I would avoid Colorado at all costs. Instead, you can get some great ski time in Utah or Idaho. In the case of Utah, the top speed limit is 80 mph on a short stretch of Interstate. In the case of Idaho, nothing beats Sun Valley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    If you plan on taking a skiing vacation, I would avoid Colorado at all costs. Instead, you can get some great ski time in Utah or Idaho. In the case of Utah, the top speed limit is 80 mph on a short stretch of Interstate. In the case of Idaho, nothing beats Sun Valley.
    It just shows how they've become rule-quoting automatons. No exercise of judgment on a case by case basis. It's just, "you broke the laaaaaaaaaaaaw."

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    RULES ARE RULES.

    Bunch o'crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mase View Post
    RULES ARE RULES.

    Bunch o'crap.
    Rules are rules? So said the Nazis, the Soviets, etc. Sometimes, the rules are stupid. Even wrong. Maybe even evil. Or even if not, sometimes, circumstances indicate giving the person a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Rules are rules? So said the Nazis, the Soviets, etc. Sometimes, the rules are stupid. Even wrong. Maybe even evil. Or even if not, sometimes, circumstances indicate giving the person a break.
    You get no argument from me. As I said, bunch o'crap.

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