Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Hurting the innocent and ignoring the criminals are the new priorities

a UK traffic warden swooped down on Sue Butcher, giving her a $72 parking fine, when she pulled her car over to help her asthmatic four-year-old son who had stopped breathing. She explained to the warden what was happening but he refused to back down. "I stopped for less than a minute and when I turned around I saw the ticket on the window," she said.

What's more, the Hackbridge, Surrey, city council initially refused to tear up the ticket -- giving in only after media attention. The city council says the traffic warden was simply "over-zealous."

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