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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is the Las Vegas Nevada Police Department. They get the award for the following-

A comatose 13-year-old Las vegas girl who is fighting for her life after being hit by a car has been given a ticket for jaywalking.

Takara Davis's mother received the citation at the hospital earlier this week, KLAS-TV reported.

Recounting what a police officer told her, Kellie Obong, Davis' mom, said giving her the ticket at the hospital was in poor taste.

"He said, 'Takara was jaywalking. She has got to go to court on March 6th,'" Obong said. "If she was jaywalking, then she was jaywalking. But maybe you give it to me at a later time. Don't give it to me when they are rushing her into the operating room."

The Las Vegas Police Department defended its officers in a statement.

"We wouldn't do anything deliberately insensitive," the statement said.
Giving a comatose teenager a ticket with her mother beside her isn't insensitive. What alternate universe does that police department belong to? Probably the same one where five officers have nothing better to do that harass a lawabiding citizen who tried waving down one of them after their car broke down.

I digress. The Las Vegas Nevada Police Department is today's Knucklehead of the Day.

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